Since I am a Schlesser fan since Dakar was in africa, it's interesting info. He have a huge back ground in F1 and sport-proto, so we can understand he is a weight guru, Always on the rule limit and outside of it sometimesFIA weight rules:
"This is the weight of the car without fuel at any time during the competition, with two spare wheels. The engine cooling fluid and lubrication oil as well as the brake fluid must be at their normal levels.
The other tanks for consumable liquids must be drained and the following elements must be removed from the car :
- occupants, their equipment and luggage;
- tools, portable jack and spare parts;
- survival equipment;
If three spare wheels are carried on board a 4x2 that has front and rear complete wheels with different diameters, this vehicle may be weighed with its three spare wheels. The weight of the car may be completed by adding one or several ballasts provided that they are strong and unitary blocks, fixed by means of tools, capable of having seals affixed and of being placed on the floor of the cockpit, visible and sealed by the Scrutineers. "
They just dropped it for 2015 rules. Was 3200 lbs. It is virtually impossible to hit. Schlesser was always close. He really worked on weight on every aspect of his build we got ours down to 3800 lbs after last Dakar. Robby should be lower.
I don't know if we will see is new truck in a race sometimes 4x4 diesel engine