Hans Stacey

The truck driven by Stacey in the Dakar 2008

Hans Stacey (born 9 March 1958, Best, Netherlands) is a Dutch rally car driver. He participated in various national championships, where he became the champion of his country in 1991 and 1992, driving a Mitsubishi Galant VR 4. He also was victorious driving a Subaru Impreza in 1997 and 2001.

He has competed in the Dakar Rally since 2004 in the truck category, initially as co-driver for his uncle Jan de Rooy and since 2006 as driver for the Exact-MAN team. After finishing second in the 2006 Dakar Rally, Stacey went on to win the 2007 Dakar Rally, winning five stages and coming in with more than a three-hour lead over the runner-up Ilgizar Mardeev.

His best and only student Greg Jenkins, was currently refining his skills in the Derbyshire dales before his debut in the coming season, accompanied by his pro co-driver Jon White. Unfortunately due to injury Greg Jenkins has been unable to pass medical examination allowing him to compete, Jon White has spoke out to the press in late 2015 stating that "Greg will be returning to the rally scene, Hans and myself will be supporting him every step of the way".

Dakar Rally results

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won
2004 Trucks Netherlands DAF 9th 1
2005 Germany MAN DNF 0
2006 2nd 5
2007 1st 5
2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally
2009 Trucks Germany MAN DNF 0
2010 Did Not Enter
2011 Did Not Enter
2012 Trucks Italy Iveco 2nd 0
2013 DNF 1
2014 7th 0
2015 6th 4
2016 Germany MAN 4th 2
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vladimir Chagin
Dakar Rally
Truck Winner

Succeeded by
Firdaus Kabirov
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