The way truck drivers competing in the Dakar Rally drive, it can be described as mistreating trucks. These guys are taking trucks on roads they shouldn’t be travelling on, at speeds they should not be travelling at. It is a truck mechanic’s nightmare.
The truck part of the event was included in the race as the trucks have to travel the route anyway to get tools and equipment from one stage to the next for the cars and bikes also competing in such a tough race.
The behaviour matches that found in truckies all over the world. here it’s overtaking on a double line:
Here the truck nearly takes the fence with it:
Stage One and Two
Stage Three and Four