IMS TECHNOLOGIES and Coeclerici Group were the main sponsors of one of the Tecnosport crews that were involved in the 45th edition of the famous Dakar Rally – formerly known as Paris-Dakar. This year too, the race took place in Saudi Arabia from December 31st, 2022 to January 15th, 2023.
The Dakar Rally 2023 edition
This is the second time that the group has participated in the Dakar Rally. As a matter of fact, last year Giacomo Clerici, Managing Director di Coeclerici Far East (Pte) Ltd, helmed the crew and faced the desert. This year, on the contrary, it was up to Giacomo’s brother, Urbano Clerici, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Coeclerici Commodities Sa. Together with the co-pilot Nicola Alessio Colombo, Urbano competed on board a 1997 Nissan Terrano in the Classic category, i.e., a category reserved to vehicles produced before 2000.
The race started on December 31st, 2022 on the shores of the Red Sea and ended on January 15th, 2023 in Dammam. The 16-day competition covered over 8,500 kilometers, 4,700 of which were special challenges. A significant number of crews took part in the race, coming from 63 different nations.
Our successful performance
Despite the hard and dangerous path, our crew immediately stood out for its dynamism and courage. Not even the car engine trouble during the Riyadh-Al Duwadimi special stage prevented them from carrying on. Instead, the crew showed a great problem-solving and teamwork spirit and succeeded in fixing the engine failure and getting back on track after two days of hard work.
No matter the difficulties and the challenges, the crew did not give up and successfully strived to return to competition and to also win 5 special stages!
Everybody at IMS TECHNOLOGIES is proud of such a result: Urbano and Nicola performances reflect the values of resilience, problem-solving, strength, dynamism and teamwork that characterize our company as well.