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Dakar

History

Hino has finished in all 26 Dakar Rallies since it first entered the race, and swept the Trucks category championship for the first time in the category’s history in 1997

In 1991, Hino Motors became the first Japanese truck manufacturer to enter the Dakar Rally—known as the “world’s most grueling rally,” where as few as 20.5 percent of entrants actually cross the finish line. Since its very first year in the race, Hino has finished all 26 races it started. In 1994, Hino came second in the overall Trucks category, and finished again as runner-up in the 1995 rally. In 1997, Hino astonished the world with a one-two-three sweep in the overall Trucks category. Hino has finished in second place in three races since, and continues to deliver performance befitting one of the top-class Trucks category contenders. Hino has also won seven straight championships in the Under 10-litre Class, which was included in the Trucks category between the years of 1996 and 2002. The Class was subsequently discontinued for a period of two years, but was reinstated in the 2005 race, where Hino duly won the Class championship. Hino won the Class championship again in 2007, and is currently on a eight-year winning streak from 2010 through 2017.

HINO's History in the Dakar Rally

Year Photo Cumulative total Route Distance (km) Entered
vehicle
Performance (Camion category overall/10-litre or smaller class)
2017 26 Asuncion (Paraguay) - La paz (Bolivia)
- Buenos Aires (Argentina)
8,123 HINO500 Series
Car 1: 29th / 2nd
Car 2: 8th / Champion
2016 25 Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Uyuni (Bolivia)
- Rosario (Argentina)
9,039 HINO500 Series
Car 1: 31st / 2nd
Car 2: 13th / Champion
2015 24 Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Iquique (Chile)
- Buenos Aires (Argentina)
8,159 HINO500 Series
Car 1: 32nd / 2nd
Car 2: 16th / Champion
2014 23 Rosario (Argentina) - Tucuman (Argentina)
- Valparaiso (Chile)
9,209 HINO500 Series
Car 1: 32nd / 2nd
Car 2: 12th / Champion
2013 22 Lima (Peru) - Tucuman (Argentina) - Santiago (Chile) 7,901 HINO500 Series
Car 1: 31st / 4th
Car 2: 19th / Champion
2012 21 Mar del Plata (Argentina) - Copiapo (Chile) - Lima (Peru) 8,836 HINO500 Series
Car 1: 24th / 3rd
Car 2: 9th / Champion
2011 20 Buenos Aires – Alica (Chile) - Buenos Aires 9,458 HINO500 Series
Car 1: 13th / 2nd
Car 2: 9th / Champion
2010 19 Buenos Aires - Antofagasta (Chile) - Buenos Aires 9,026 HINO500 Series
Car 2: 7th / Champion
Car 1: disqualified due to regulations
2009 18 Buenos Aires - Valparaiso (Chile) - Buenos Aires 9,579 HINO500 Series
14th and 26th/2th and 6th
2008   Canceled  
2007 17 Lisbon - Dakar 7,915 HINO500 Series
9th and 13th/Champion (only champion was recognized)
2006 16 Lisbon - Dakar 9,043 HINO500 Series
5th and 7th/No class competition
2005 15 Barcelona - Dakar 8,956 HINO500 Series
2nd and 6th/Champion (only champion was recognized)
2004 14 Clermont - Ferrand - Dakar 10,411 HINO500 Series
5th/No class competition
2003 13 Marseille - Sharm El Sheikh 8,602 HINO500 Series
5th/No class competition
2002 12 Arras - Madrid - Dakar 9,440 HINO500 Series
3rd/Champion (7th consecutive class championship)
2001 11 Paris - Dakar 10,873 HINO500 Series
2nd/ Champion
2000 10 Paris - Dakar - Cairo 7,880 HINO500 Series
5th/ Champion
1999 9 Granada - Dakar 9,441 HINO500 Series
4th/ Champion
1998 8 Paris - Granada - Dakar 10,570 HINO500 Series
2nd/ Champion
1997 7 Dakar - Agades - Dakar 8,051 HINO500 Series
Champion, 2nd, and 3rd/Champion, 2nd, and 3rd (First sweep in the camion category)
1996 6 Granada - Dakar 7,579 HINO500 Series
6th and 11th/Champion and 2nd
1995 5 Granada - Dakar 10,067 HINO500 Series
2nd/No class competition
1994 4 Paris-Dakar-Paris 13,398 HINO500 Series
2nd/No class competition
1993 3 Paris - Dakar 8,877 HINO500 Series
6th/No class competition
1992 2 Paris - Sirte - Cape Town 13,015 HINO500 Series
4th, 5th, 6th, and 10th/No class competition
1991 1 Paris - Tripoli - Dakar 9,186 HINO500 Series
7th, 10th, and 14th/No class competition (First entry by a Japanese truck manufacturer)