How Toyota Dakar Team Deals With the Heat

Racecars are known for their overheating interiors. With all that insulating materials stripped out, plastic windows that don’t quite open and no air conditioning, the exhaust system running right beneath the floor will at some point heat up the cockpit.
Toyota Dakar Racing Team 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
If it’s a cold rainy day, or you’re rallying somewhere in Sweden, that will be OK, but if you’re in the desert riding dunes, 70 degrees Celsius will feel like hell. Adding the fact that you wear a fire-proof suit and a helmet, next to the fact that you are constantly drinking, sweating and have to pee while you drive, suddenly racing doesn’t sound that awesome.

However, take a look at the video bellow and see how Toyota’s Dakar team is coping with the heat.

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