January 25, 2018: South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo), which was the airfreight partner of Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa, successfully transported the racing vehicles including spares to São Paulo, Brazil en route to Lima, Peru for the Dakar Rally 2018 which took place in South America recently.
SAA Cargo’s general manager, Tleli Makhetha said, “We are exceptionally pleased that year after year we have demonstrated our ability to be trusted to move these high performance vehicles for the Team.”
Makhetha also congratulated the Team SA, which was one of the front runners.
“The partnership is a demonstration of our commitment to showcasing South Africa through sport and our cargo services during this popular international event,” added Makhetha.
The racing vehicles are designed in line with size restrictions for commercial cargo holds and thus built in such a way they can be disassembled to the size of a cargo pallet and container to be used.
Each car weighs approximately 2 000 kilogrammes.
Photo: (L-R) Glyn Hall from Hallspeed, Team Principal of Toyota Gazoo Racing SA; Thola Nzuza, SAA Cargo Communications and Marketing; Tleli Makhetha, General Manager, SAA Cargo; and Giniel De Villiers of Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team.