2023 Dakar Classic competitors total 187 across 91 entries

As the Dakar Classic enters its third year of operation, ninety-one entries representing 187 drivers and co-drivers will take part in the 2023 edition.Although run in conjunction, the Dakar Classic differs from the Dakar Rally. Rather than being based on speed and time like in most rally raids, the Classic is a regularity rally that emphasises navigation ability as competitors maintain a given speed around the course. As such, in lieu of adding up times, a points system is in place and the winner is whomever accumulates the fewest. Points are “earned” for errors such as exceeding the speed limit, missing checkpoints, and arriving too soon or too late at the finish.

Vehicles are also limited to those built before 2000, which are then split into three categories of 2×2, 4×4, and trucks. Fourteen of the entries are in trucks, which are easily discernible as they are assigned numbers starting with #900 and their teams consist of three members.

Serge Mogno, who won the 2022 Classic, was assigned the lowest number of #700. Mogno comfortably won by over 300 points in his Team FSO Toyota Land Cruiser. He ran his lone Dakar Rally in 1988 on a quad.

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series head Jérôme Galpin will race with #701. He finished fourth in 2022 driving a Team FJ Protruck; Team FJ is the Euro Series’ organiser and designer of the EuroNASCAR FJ car that some NWES teams use.

The 2023 Dakar Rally begins on 31 December 2022.

Dakar Classic entries

# Driver Co-Driver(s)
700 Serge Mogno Florent Drulhon
701 Jérôme Galpin Anne Galpin
703 Kilian Revuelta Mercedes Montamarta
704 Carlos Santaolalla Aran Sol I Juanola
706 Nicola Feryn Kurt Keysers
707 Julien Texier Jérémy Athimon
709 Ondřej Klymčiw Tomas Bohm
710 Frédéric Verdaguer Stéphane Xercavins
711 Philippe Laury Jean-Joseph Bachelier
712 Diego Delespeaux Julie Verdaguer
713 Luca Venturi Robert Musi
714 Céedric Zolliker Clemens Lansing
716 Rene Declercq John Demeester
717 François Abrial Cyril Beltrami
718 Mathieu Abrial Thomas Viguier
719 Andres Brabeck-Letmathe Éric Bersey
720 Peter Brabeck-Letmathe Jean-Michel Gayte
721 Luciano Carcheri Giovanni Francesco Bernacchini
722 Valentina Casella Monica Buonamano
724 Jose Vidanya Sergi Fernández García
725 Cornelis Lambert Kamp Jacobine Kamp-Noordsij
726 Christophe D’Indy François-Xavier Bourgois
727 Vincent Tourneur Christian Lambert
728 Dirk van Rompuy Christiaan Michel Goris
729 Gian Paolo Tobia Cavagna Gianni Pelizzola
730 Christophe Berteloot Corinne Berteloot
731 Olivier Mahul Loïc Gaillac
732 Patrick Doby André Terrier
733 Juraj Ulrich Lubos Schwarzbacher
736 Pascal Le Brun Audrey Rossat
737 Guilaumme Maillard Faiza Maillard
738 Frédéric Barlerin Magali Barlerin Simonot
739 Rainer Wissmanns Claire Deygas
740 Patrick Sireyjol Thierry Fresard
742 Stefano Moro Daniele Manoni
743 Nicolas Delencre Éric Vandormael
744 David Cupers Corinne Cupers
745 Eric Claeys Tom Claeys
747 Herman van Oldenmark Leonardus Schouten
748 Luis Predrals Marot Jan Rosa I Viñas
749 Radek Vávra Lukáš Vála
750 Urbano Alfonso Gherardo Clerici Nicola Alessio Colombo
751 Mickaël Ranchin Philippe Robert
752 Daniel Albero Puig Sonia Ledesma Gómez
754 Francisco Javier Benavente Rafael Benavente Del Rio
755 Ondřej Martinec Gabriel Zubor
756 Ogla Rouckova Jiri Kopriva
757 Jean-Christophe Moine Lionel Jadot
758 Jaap Bolk Marcel van Wort
759 Bertus Altena Anton Veenstra
760 Jeroen de Jong Ebberg Sven
761 Evangelos Bersis Fotios Koutsoumbos
763 Guiasti Francesco Guasti Allesandro
764 Marco Ernesto Leva Alexia Giugni
766 David Bizzozero Pietro D’Agostino
767 Dutschler Gian Enrico Emanuele Spriano
768 Giuseppe Pozzi Matteo Giovanni Denti Filippo
773 Asier Duarte Rodríguez Luis Barbero García
775 Lorenzo Fluxa Domene Sergi Giralt Valero
776 Paolo Bedeschi Daniele Bottallo
777 Javier Burillo Téllez Manuel López Soler
778 Juan Morera Lidia Ruba
779 Elio Moro
782 Fernando Navarrete Perdices Cristobal Mora Reindsa
784 Tom Kloosterman Niek Lichtenberg
788 Antonio Ricciari Simona Morosi
789 Rodrigo Ramírez Rogers Ramírez
790 Garosci Riccardo Briani Rudy
791 Christian Perrier Gérard Bouvet
792 Lorenzo Piolini Franco Majno
793 Erik Qvick Jean-Marie Lurquin
795 Miquel Marti Pierre Xavi Ribas
796 Alfredo Cavozza Adriano Furlotti
801 Mathieu Kurzen Alexandre Fatio
804 Jean-Louis Malsergent Marie-Noëlle Malsergent
805 José Nicolás González Amadeo Roige Bragulat
806 Peter Schey Christopher Schey
900 Radovan Kazarka Josef Kalina, Pavol Zachar
901 Adrianus Gerardus Herman Keijsers, Thijs Heezen
902 Hugo Duisters Remco de Vos
905 Sandra Rivière Emmanuel Rivière
906 Bautista Urbano Sancho Christian Albamsa
907 Juan Manuel González Rafa Muñoz Camara, Jorge Toral
909 Marco Giannecchini Luca Macrini, Francesco Maria Proietti
910 Gildas Carnet Bruno Grilli, Olivier Guillory
912 Brendolan Stefano Marco Corbetta, Mussetto Vincenzo
913 Giuseppe Francesco Simonato Andrea Cadei
914 Francisco Del Pozo Martínez Daniel Cesteros García, Gustavo Castro Rodríguez
915 Jordi Ginesta
916 Juan Donatiu Joao Fortes, Joaquín Vilatarsana
917 Annunziata Del Gaudio