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A monumental win for Wei Han and Red-Lined Racing

The South African Red-Lined Racing Team is making history on the global stage. Read more about their exploits here.

Home hero Wei Han and navigator Ma Li gave rally raid car manufacturer Red-Lined its biggest international race victory when the pair brought their HanWei Motorsport Red-Lined Revo T1+ V8 home to win the Taklimakan Rally in China on Saturday June 1.

Han, Li and their Red-Lined Revo+ beat a remarkable 72-car entry in the FIA Ultimate category to win this gruelling 12-day, 11-stage 4 600km race, otherwise known as the Oriental Dakar, across the ever-challenging Taklimakan Desert. In so doing, Han recorded his fourth overall win of this prestigious event.

Double-reigning Dakar T1 class winner Red-Lined Motorsport has had numerous T1 class wins internationally, but the 2024 Taklimakan Rally was the Kyalami racecar manufacturer’s first major Ultimate category rally raid victory.

“This year’s Taklimakan Rally felt like the Dakar Rally in terms of pace. The competition was hard and the event was long and gruelling,” said Han. “The route this year was particularly harsh and challenging, making it especially difficult just to finish the event. Winning this event on its 20th anniversary is a great achievement for our team and crew. We thank the organising committee for all their hard work, and although we have won this event a few times before, this gold medal shines the brightest of them all.”

“Huge congratulations to our Chinese teammates Wei Han and Ma Li on their overall Taklimakan Rally win! This is a major win for us as a manufacturer and particularly rewarding. Our Revo T1+ V8 won in a super competitive field of Ultimate rally raid cars, which included 22 T1+ machines from most of the leading international manufacturers,” said Red-Lined Motorsport CEO Terence Marsh. “The Taklimakan Rally is regarded as the second biggest rally raid race in the world after the Dakar, so a massive shout-out once again to Wei Han and his HanWei Motorsport team on what is a truly incredible achievement. We are extremely proud, to say the very least!”

Source: MotorsportMediaPhotos: Supplied/Taklimakan Rally

 

 

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