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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing on stage 4 of DAKAR 2023

 

    • Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel 4th on stage and extend overall lead

    • 6th on stage for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings

    • 9th on stage for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy

A relatively clean 4th stage allowed defending champions, Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel, to extend their overall lead in the 2023 Dakar Rally to 18min 18sec over the privately entered Toyota Hilux T1+ of Yazeed Al Rajhi in second place. A single puncture was the only blot on an otherwise clean sheet for the Qatari superstar and his French co-driver.

Nasser and Mathieu posted the 4th-fastest time on Stage 4, trailing the stage winners home by just 2min 06sec over the 425km-long special. Their nearest competitors relinquished 7min 04sec on the day, increasing the GR DKR Hilux T1+ crew’s advantage in the overall standings.

Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings also had a successful stage, completing the stage without a single puncture. They started the stage as the second car on the road, which made it somewhat tricky to find the route. However, they found a good pace, often sharing the road with one of their competitors, and making it to the finish just 7min 23sec adrift of the stage winners.

Despite a harsh penalty of 20min incurred in the first stage, Henk and Brett have moved up into 5th place in the overall ranking, just 45min 25sec off the lead, and within 13min of 4th place. Having completed Stage 4 as the 6th-fastest car, they’ll be the 6th car on the road for Stage 5, placing them in a good position from which to attack.

Stage 4 also brought a clean run for Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dennis Murphy. The pair started the stage as the 27th car on the road, which hampered their progress in the thick, wet sand that marked the early parts of the stage. They pushed on despite the road conditions, recording the 9th-fastest time on the stage, 16min 11sec behind the winners.

This result leaves them in 7th overall, though their deficit to teammates Nasser and Mathieu have grown to 46min 13sec. They are just 46sec behind the crew ahead of them, less than a minute behind Henk and Brett in 5th. Their road position for Stage 5 sees them start in 9th place, which should increase their chances for a more competitive stage time.

Stage 5 of Dakar 2023 will start and finish at the bivouac near the city of Ha’il, where cold weather and a rainstorm marked the arrival of the Dakar Rally on January 3rd. A liaison of 145km will take the crews from the bivouac to the start of the stage, whereafter they will complete a timed special of 374km. Finally, a liaison of 130km will bring them back to the bivouac.

Three more stages will follow Stage 5 before the rally reaches the rest day at the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The second week of the event will take place largely in the so-called Empty Quarter in the southern part of Saudi Arabia, before the event concludes in the coastal city of Dammam on January 15th.

QUOTES:

Glyn Hall, TGR Dakar Team Principal:
“Someone once said that any day where you lead the Dakar is a good day, and as such today was another good day for us. Nasser drove a very steady stage with no problems, to extend his lead at the top by five minutes. So, no complaints today – let’s see what tomorrow brings.”

Nasser Al-Attiyah:
“It was a very difficult day yet again. Not an easy one. But I’m happy to have come through the stage without any serious drama, except for one flat tyre. We finished in fourth place on today’s stage, so our road position tomorrow will be much better. We’re still in the overall lead, and to me it is quite important to hold onto that lead, so that we can control the first week of the race.”

Giniel de Villiers:
“We had a fairly good stage today, though the wet sand made the going quite difficult in the morning. We had a relatively clean day, and the car ran well all day. At the very least we’ve moved up the order in terms of our road position, which should make things a bit easier tomorrow.”

Henk Lategan:
“The stage didn’t start of very well for us, as we struggled to find a good line early in the day. Maybe my inexperience in the dunes showed a bit, but when Stephan [Peterhansel] caught up with us, we managed to follow him for most of the day. When there were roads, we were in front, and when we went off piste, he was in front. We learnt a lot from him today, and overall, we’re happy with today’s result.”

DAKAR 2023: STAGE 4 RESULTS:

POS. CREW TEAM TIME VARIATION
1 201 (FRA) SEBASTIEN LOEB
(BEL) FABIAN LURQUIN
BAHRAIN RAID XTREME 04H11’34”  
2 204 (FRA) STÉPHANE PETERHANSEL
(FRA) EDOUARD BOULANGER
TEAM AUDI SPORT 04H11’47” +00H00’13”
3 207 (ESP) CARLOS SAINZ
(ESP) LUCAS CRUZ
TEAM AUDI SPORT 04H13’24” +00H01’50”
4 200 (QAT) NASSER AL-ATTIYAH
(FRA) MATHIEU BAUMEL
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
GR DKR Hilux T1+
04H13’40” +00H02’06”
5 202 (SAU) YAZEED AL RAJHI
(DEU) DIRK VON ZITZEWITZ
OVERDRIVE RACING 04H18’38” +00H07’04”
6 217 (ZAF) HENK LATEGAN
(ZAF) BRETT CUMMINGS
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
GR DKR Hilux T1+
04H18’57” +00H07’23”
9 205 (ZAF) GINIEL DE VILLIERS
(ZAF) DENNIS MURPHY
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
GR DKR Hilux T1+
04H27’45” +00H16’11”

DAKAR 2023: STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 4

POS. CREW TEAM TIME VARIATION
1 200 (QAT) NASSER AL-ATTIYAH
(FRA) MATHIEU BAUMEL
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
GR DKR Hilux T1+
16H34’13”  
2 202 (SAU) YAZEED AL RAJHI
(DEU) DIRK VON ZITZEWITZ
OVERDRIVE RACING 16H52’31” +00H18’18”
3 204 (FRA) STÉPHANE PETERHANSEL
(FRA) EDOUARD BOULANGER
TEAM AUDI SPORT 16H53’05” +00H18’52”
4 207 (ESP) CARLOS SAINZ
(ESP) LUCAS CRUZ
TEAM AUDI SPORT 17H07’08” +00H32’55”
5 217 (ZAF) HENK LATEGAN
(ZAF) BRETT CUMMINGS
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
GR DKR Hilux T1+
17H19’38” +00H45’25”
7 205 (ZAF) GINIEL DE VILLIERS
(ZAF) DENNIS MURPHY
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
GR DKR Hilux T1+
17H20’26” +00H46’13”

source: https://toyotagazooracing.com/dakar//


Toyota Service Plan -Launched

To serve our customers better, CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited has launched the Toyota Service Plan.

Customers have an option of choosing between 5 years/100,00km or 5 years/150,000km (whichever comes first) service cover. The service plan can be purchased from any of the Toyota branches in Zambia and covers the standard replacement parts, lubricants, and labour of regular scheduled services. The scheduled intervals for Toyota Vehicles are 5,000km and replacement parts are stipulated for each interval by the manufacturer based on the service mileage.

For more information you can call us on +260971268000 or WhatsApp us on +260764862705


Guaranteed Buy Back Scheme – In Partnership With FNB

We are excited to inform you that Cfao Motors (Zambia) Limited and FNB Zambia have partnered to the Guaranteed Buyback Scheme which will provide a more affordable and rational finance solution to corporations and individuals at large. In this scheme the customer can finance the ownership of a new vehicle for a tenure of between 12 and 60 months, while CFAO Motors guarantees the residual value. At the time of maturity, the customer will have the option to take the ownership of the vehicle by making the full payment either through cash or securing another finance arrangement or returning the vehicle to CFAO Motors.

The following are the benefits of the Buy Back Scheme:

    • You can structure your payment plan as per your comfort and needs.

    • Every Toyota vehicle financed by Toyota Buyback Guarantee comes with Toyota Service Plan.

Note the following
(1) Monthly Repayment Rate: $500 includes principal, interest rate and VAT. The rate excludes Full Comprehensive Insurance, which is mandatory, however, the customer is at liberty of choosing an insurance provider.
(2) Vehicle Hilux Double Cab 2.4L GD-6 4×4 6M/T Comfort Plus price: $50,600 with VAT
(3) Service Plan for 5 years and 100,000km, whichever comes first price: $4,900 with VAT
(4) This scheme is currently only available to FNB customers

We are excited to assist you in making you commute in style and class with our partnership with FNB Zambia. For more information call us now on 0971268000. Terms and Conditions apply


Chipolopolo’s’ New Coach – Mr. Avram Grant

 

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) have officially presented Israeli coach Avram Grant as the new head coach for the Chipolopolo.

Speaking at the press briefing, Mr. Kamanga the FAZ president stated that the former Chelsea and Ghana coach comes with experience and has penned a two-year deal with an option to extend subject to performance. Mr. Kamanga further stated that he has all the confidence that Avram Grant will take the Chipolopolo to greater heights. While at the press briefing, Mr. Grant said he received many offers but chose Zambia because he sees potential in the talents that Zambia has at its disposal. When asked about the pressure he is about to face from the public at large, “I love the pressure, it’s what makes the game beautiful,” he said. “I will be almost clocking 50 years in my coaching career, and I understand what it means to play under pressure. There has always been pressure everywhere I have coached. Yes, I received other offers, but I was looking for the right challenge, and I chose Zambia because I have seen so much potential, and I thank the Football Association of Zambia for choosing me.” I came here because of the challenge, and I look forward to making history”, he said.

Zambia has missed out on qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations three times in a row; the last time they took part, in 2015, they were eliminated at the group stage.

Congratulations to Avram Grant for the new role of Zambian National Team Coach, we wish him success in his new role.


Beyond Zero- “Achieving zero, and adding new value beyond it”

The need to promote clean energy in Zambia has always been evident owing to the increased effects of climate change on weather patterns and rising cost of petroleum. This presents an opportunity for mobility powered by renewable energy, including electric vehicles. The government of Zambia has already zero-rated excise duty for electric vehicles and halved their customs duty.

It is with this regard that we are happy to share that as part of Toyota’s efforts to pass our beautiful “Home Planet” to the next generation, Toyota has identified and is helping to solve issues faced by individuals and overall society, which it calls “Achieving Zero,”

Find out more on: https://global.toyota/en/mobility/beyond-zero//


Don’t Drink And Drive

It is a well-known fact that the festive season is the booziest time of the year because not only do people want to relax and commemorate Christmas but also look forward to the new year.

Notably, there are no exceptions to the rule: If you have been drinking, do not drive. The effects of alcohol on your driving can include:

1. False sense of confidence
2. Increased tendency to take risks.
3. Reduced co-ordination and concentration.
4. Slower reaction times.
5. Impaired vision
6. Impaired perception of obstacles
7. Poor Judgment

These side effects put the driver, potential passengers, other vehicles, and pedestrians at risk. Therefore, Cfao Motors (Zambia) Limited would like to remind customers to enjoy this festive season by responsively ensuring not to mix alcohol and driving.

Happy Festive Season, and wishing you safe rides.


Festive Season Working Hours

Dear Esteemed Customers, 

Please be informed that the trading hours of all Toyota Zambia branches, and Authorised Service Centres will vary over the Christmas and New Year period.

Below are the details.

·         25th December 2022, Gazetted Public Holiday (Christmas)

·         26th December 2022, Day following Christmas Day which falls on Sunday

·         27th– 31st December 2020, Only Skeleton Staff in place.

·         30th December 2022, Half Day (Normal Working Day)

·         1st January 2023, Gazetted Public Holiday (New Year )

·         2nd January 2023, Public Holiday. Day following New year’s Day which falls on Sunday

·         3rd January 2023, Fully opened for business

Wishing you and your families “A happy Christmas and safe festive season” as we cross over into 2023.

For further information visit our Website www.toyotazambia.co.zm or call us on +260971 268000.

Thank you for your continued business support.

By Management.


Toyota was present at the Kitwe District Chambers of Commerce award gala

 

Cfao Motors (Zambia) Limited attended the Kitwe District Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual award gala which was held on the 2nd of December 2022 at Garden Court Hotel.

We are excited to inform you that we scooped the 1st Prize under the Motor Vehicle Company of the Year category.

The event was interesting because various companies from Agriculture, Construction, Automobile, Hotel, Manufacturing and Banking sectors were recognized by their contribution to the country.

We would like to thank the organizers of the event for making the ceremony such a success.


Happy Customer After a Long Wait

After such a long wait, our customer finally gets to receive the Hilux. Asked about why he chose to wait specifically the Hilux, he said “As a famer coming all the way from Mumbwa, I just love the exterior features and it has a reliable workhorse reputation”.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customer for choosing our brand and being patient enough to wait for more than six months.

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude by encouraging all to congratulate our customer for this purchase.

We wish him safe rides and success in his farming business.


World AIDS Day – “Equalize! Closing the Gaps”

CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited recognizes and joins the rest of the world in commemorating World AIDS Day 2022, today the 1st of December 2022, under the theme, “Equalize” is a call to action. 

We encourage all to “Rock the Red Ribbon” and share in real time.


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