Giniel de Villiers, with the Nissan Pickup N-05, gives the Nissan Rally Raid
 
STAGE 16
Dakar - Dakar
Sunday 16 January 2005
 
Team a magnificent 4th place in the overall classification
The final special stage, and the last timed sector around the Rose Lake. Ari Vatanen and Giniel de Villiers set the third and fourth fastest times. Overall, Giniel de Villiers and Jean-Marie Lurquin finish in 4th place after a magnificent race.

ŠVike the whole bivouac, the Nissan Rally Raid Team is immensely affected by the death of one of the greatest motorcyclists in rally raiding, the Italian Fabrizio Meoni...
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Stage 16 : Dakar - Dakar
IRI TRACK SYSTEM
update:2005/1/17
Giniel the genius
Fourth in the Dakar 2005, the South African Giniel de Villiers has given Nissan its best result in this event, the queen of the rally raids...
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update:2005/1/16
Giniel de Villiers
Nissan Pickup no. 314, 4th in the Dakar 2005
Fourth in the final general ranking of the Dakar 2005, Giniel de Villiers and Jean-Marie Lurquin have given Nissan its best result on this event...
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Ari Vatanen
Nissan Pickup no. 311
At the age of 52, Ari Vatanen proved that he still had the spirit of a boy of twenty. But the Finn was affected above all by the death of Fabrizio Meoni...
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update:2005/1/12
Two inseparable Chinese
Lang Xu (no. 366) and Young Zhou (no. 367) came out the winners of a talent search organised by Zhengzhou Nissan and the Dessoude Team. They are in the process of realising their dream...
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update:2005/1/12
Question
When a team has a puncture or has to change parts in a special, what becomes of the punctured tyres or the broken parts?
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update:2005/1/16
Jun Mitsuhashi
“It’s finished. We’ve finally reached Lac Rose! The vehicle made it through a very punishing course, so was quite beaten up, but somehow it made it through. Although it was entered in the Superproduction class...
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2005.1.6
Our Partner
The Nissan Rally Raid Team thanks its partners.
2005.1.1
Nissan X-Trail
The Super Production class Nissan X-Trail driven by Yoshio Ikemachi and Jun Mitsuhashi in this year’s Dakar is a much improved version of the T2 machine entered in the 2001 Rally by Thierry Delavergne and others in Team Nissan Dessoude.
2004.12.30
Our Target
On January 1 the 2005 Dakar Rally starts from Barcelona, Spain. I spoke to the team management and crew on the eve of their departure to Barcelona.
2004.12.22
Outline 2005
The race will cover just 5431 km of Special Stages within a total distance of 8956 km traversing only five countries: Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali and Senegal. Despite the decreased distance, the complex and intricate route mapped out through Mauritania hints at a course offering numerous challenges.
2004.12.20
Team Information
Nissan Rally Raid Teams announced for 2005 Dakar Rally
2004.11.16
The 2005 Dakar
The 2005 Dakar will be Nissan's third year of participation as a factory team. Three top-level crews have been chosen to drive the almost completely renewed Pickup to the finish of this major African event.
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