BRAID enters DAKAR T1+ cathegory as Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) official wheel supplier
We are proud to announce that BRAID will be fighting for the DAKAR victory with Bahrain Raid Xtreme. The team will run three cars at the 2022 Dakar in Saudi Arabia this January. Orlando Terranova will join Sebastien Loeb and Nani Roma as the team enters three Prodrive Hunter T1+ cars.
The team has already completed extensive testing of the Hunter T1+, built to the new 2022 regulations, and will carrying out further testing in the United Arab Emirates over the coming weeks focussed on endurance and navigational exercises, before heading to Saudi Arabia for the Dakar.
T1+ cars run on larger tyres, with increased suspension travel and a wider track. 37” tyres on BRAID FORGED 17” rims, replace the current 32” tyres on 16” rims, with suspension travel increased from 280mm to 350mm and the body width increased from 2m to 2.3m to accommodate this. These changes have necessitated a radical redesign of the Hunter and Prodrive has used this as an opportunity to make further improvements, including a larger windscreen for improved visibility and a refinement of a number of systems throughout the car.
BRAID as official wheel supplier, played a major role on the developing of the wheels. We were given a tough task to make a very strong, hard-wearing Dakar challenging wheel, and yet very light, to maintain the minimum weight requirements. We did just that. The special designed BRAID FORGED 17” wheels were conceived particularly for the Prodrive Hunter T1+ car, to help the team on their quest for outright victory on the Dakar 2022.