First Aid in the Desert
When in Dakar 2006 the windshield of their Mercedes Unimog race truck 503 was broken on the tricky course to Kayes, Giacomo Vismara and Mario Cambiaghi of the Italian Vismara Sport System team had to act quickly because regulations require all race trucks to have an intact windshield. They got help from the Henkel specialists. Their idea was to exchange the intact windshield of the service truck for the damaged one of the race truck.
An ultra fast direct glazing adhesive from Teroson was used to perform the first windshield replacement done on a race truck right in a rally bivouac. The safe drive-away time of this product is only five hours after bonding the windshield, allowing both the race and the service truck to continue their race the next morning.
At the Dakar Rally unpredictable environmental conditions and high temperatures test the limits of the men and their machines. The demanding racing conditions place particularly the mechanical components of the competing vehicles - cars, bikes and trucks alike - under extreme stresses. The Dakar proven Loctite® und Teroson branded products from the Henkel portfolio have been designed to withstand these conditions, making them ideal partners for the 2007 Euromilhões Dakar Rally. The Dakar is an exceptional adventure which demands optimum performance and maximum perfection from the people involved, the machines used and the materials employed. Henkel is making a vital contribution to make sure that the competitors can meet these challenges.