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[YesAuto Race] The 2012 Dakar Rally will officially start early next year. The Great Wall Motors, which is still participating in the manufacturer's team, will use brand new cars and will increase to two, except for the Great Wall “Queen Driver” Zhou Yong In addition, the identity of another driver of the Great Wall Motorsport has also been confirmed on Dakar's official website recently, as the well-known Dakar driver Carlos Sosa.

Basic introduction to Carlos Sosa
Nationality: Portugal Age: 45 Languages: Portuguese, French, English

Highlight event experience
2010 Dakar Rally Car Group 6th place, T1 gasoline group champion
2008 Dakar Series-Fifth place in the European Rally
2007 Dakar Rally Car Group 7th
No. 7 in the 2006 Dakar Rally Car Group
7th in the 2005 Dakar Rally Car Group
Champion of the 2004 Crossing Europe Challenge
2003 Dakar Rally Car Group 4th place

Carlos Sosa has participated in Dakar since 1996 and has participated in 12 competitions so far, completed 11 times, and entered the top ten rankings of the automobile group 8 times. His best result in Dakar was fourth in 2003. From 2006 to 2008, he maintained his seventh place, but he drove Mitsubishi, Nissan and Volkswagen respectively, and his performance was amazing. He is a well-known racing star in Portugal. He started his racing career in 1989 and has won 4 Portuguese championships and 21 victories.

In terms of combat effectiveness, he is an extremely technically stable driver and has successfully driven a variety of vehicles. Over the years, the cooperation with the teams and pilots has also earned him the reputation of being good at cooperating. He has maintained a very professional attitude towards competitions, sponsors and the media from start to finish.

On November 8, the Dakar Organizing Committee announced the specific details of the 2012 Dakar Rally in Paris. The 2012 Dakar Rally will take place in Argentina, Chile and Peru from January 1st to 15th. In this Dakar, after completing the fourth South American adventure and returning to Argentina and Chile, the contestants will also travel across Peru. Peru has also become the 27th country in the Dakar Rally, crossing the Atlantic and The Pacific stage has greatly attracted off-road enthusiasts to enjoy the thrills of the competition and enjoy the competition in a wider area. In 2012, 465 cars will start from Mar del Plata, and the scale of competition has increased by nearly 15% compared to 2011. We will continue to pay attention to more news about this Dakar.