During stage seven of the Dakar Rally, the support truck, carrying vital spare parts for both cars, damaged its rear axle, forcing it to become two-wheel drive, the support truck ran out of time to complete the stage and be in a position to provide spare wheels and parts to either Hunter. As such, a sporting decision was made to provide Nani Roma’s #311 Hunter with the majority of the team’s available spare tires, to take on stage eight, and preserve the competitive position within the rally.
During stage eight, Bahrain Raid Xtreme driver, Sebastien Loeb, and co-driver Daniel Elena suffered two punctures to the #305 Hunter. Without the necessary number of spare tires to be able to continue, was forced to retire from the stage, and subsequently this year’s Dakar Rally. Further communication will be issued by Bahrain Raid Xtreme in due course.