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Kroon-Oil extends partnership with Van Loon Racing

Kroon-Oil extends partnership with Van Loon Racing
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Kroon-Oil, located in Almelo,  Netherlands, and Van Loon Racing have extended their partnership. Kroon-Oil will again be the exclusive  lubricant partner of the Van Loon Racing team in 2022. The professional qualities of both partners will  be combined immediately during the kick-off of the 2022 season with the start of the Dakar Rally. The gained experience of Van Loon Racing and Kroon-Oil in rally raids mainly comes together in  events such as Dakar, where knowledge, quality and reliability are essential. 

“I’m very satisfied that our cooperation with Kroon-Oil will continue for another year, as we have been  working together for a few years now. We put their lubricants to good use and the quality is first-class.  Our contact with the company is great. It’s a beautiful and innovative company, and I look forward to  continuing this partnership for a longer period of time. Starting with the Dakar Rally, where we will face  new challenges with our new Toyota Hilux T1+. Kroon-Oil’s products will play an important part in this  challenge,” said Erik van Loon. 

Dakar Rally 2022 

On January 1, the 44th edition of the toughest rally in the world will start with a prologue and the starting podium. Van Loon and navigator Sรฉbastien Delaunay are driving this edition of the Dakar  Rally with number 217. The route in 2022 heads south, through the ‘Empty Quarter’, which is both  sandy and mysterious. Surrounded by vast sand and chains of dunes, van Loon and Delaunay will have to use  their navigation skills to take advantage of the challenging landscape. 

The brand new Toyota Hilux T1+ is completely built according to the new Dakar regulations and  equipped with the latest update, while a 5-liter V8 ensures maximum power. โ€œYou can get through  certain situations so much faster, but it does take some getting used to. Because the car complies with  the new regulations, the top speed is 170 km’s per hour, where they were still allowed 180 km’s per  hour under the old regulations,” says van Loon. 

Technical support at the highest level of motorsport 

Being active at the highest level of motorsport requires the utmost in technique and lubrication. Kroon-Oil employs its years of experience to assist the team in the field of lubricants and maintenance  products.