2010 Dakar... the Car class was overwhelmed by diesels
After a ?showdown in blue', the VW duos and their TDI powered Race Touareg prototypes celebrated a one-two-three podium celebration at the finish of the toughest worldwide challenge in Motorsports. In the process, Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz triumphed by just 2 minutes 12 seconds ahead of their team mates Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk in a thrilling finale on the closing 125 mile sprint on the 14th and final rally day. The only American amongst the top five included the team of Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford who claimed third place. "I'm incredibly proud of our team. It's stunning what the drivers, co-drivers and the entire team have achieved on every single day of the Dakar Rally," said Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. "With this one-two-three triumph Volkswagen Motorsport surpassed its own lofty goals"
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