Why am I posting a picture of a BMW? Because one of the world's best Nissan drivers and the driver of a Nissan Navara in the last two South African Dakar events, Krzysztof Holowczyc, has defected.
Yes, he and his usual co-driver Jean-Marc Fortin will be behind the wheel of a BMW X3 as part of a five car effort. A shame truly as Holowczyc was a legit top ten, perhaps top five driver with the Nissan Navara in his hands. Whether there remains any truly legitimate Nissan effort in the 2011 Dakar has yet to be seen but count this as one more empty chamber in the gun...Just hope Nissan doesn't show up with an empty weapon.