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Mastercraft Helps Toyota Race To Victory At The Dakar
The Dakar Rally is the most gruelling and exhilarating motor vehicle race on Earth, with relentless terrain and challenging logistics. Getting a vehicle from start to finish is a team effort and many competitors fail simply because something breaks. When that happens, you are only as good as the tools you use. With Mastercraft’s lifetime quality guaranteed hand tools, the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team is the best.

Mastercraft, one of Massmart’s private label brands, has been developing the finest range of automotive hand tools since 1998. The brand is exclusively sold at Builders Warehouse and Makro stores, and strives to be innovative, practical and always use top quality materials.

It is because of the superior quality of Massmart’s Mastercraft tool range that they have been selected as a sponsor for the top team at the Dakar Rally. Mastercraft supplies the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team with their premium automotive hand tools, and with great results.

Having the right tools is vital, and Mastercraft ensures that the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team can repair their vehicles throughout the long-distance, off-road race with the highest quality tools. The course is always a challenge, and this year was no different. In January 2019, over 330 vehicles raced over sand dunes as tall as tidal waves in the 2019 Dakar Rally, hosted in Peru. The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team brought home their South African-built Toyota Hilux for a historic win – their first-ever overall victory in the Dakar. With Mastercraft hand tools by their side, the team is hoping to defend the title in January 2020 in Saudi Arabia.

Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel celebrate the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team’s win

The Dakar is not the only race that Mastercraft is helping teams excel at. Along with Toyota, Mastercraft also sponsors the Ford Castrol Cross Country Team. Both racing teams compete in the highly competitive South African Cross Country Series (SACCS). This is South Africa’s premier cross country championship, comprising six rounds and stretching from March until November annually. Both Toyota and Ford won their respective divisions last year in the SACCS and are defending their titles through 2019. At the time of writing, both teams were outrivalling the competition and keeping their positions at the top.

From automotive accessories like the Mastercraft 3 LED Pick Up Tool at R79, to the Mastercraft 166-Piece Tool Kit for R5299, Mastercraft is committed to producing a superior range of automotive tools that are accessible to all. The brand carries over 550 products, including Mastercraft’s revolutionary gearless ‘no leverage needed’ ratchet, introduced in early 2018. Mastercraft is so confident in the manufacture and quality of its products, they carry a no-nonsense swop out lifetime guarantee.

The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team with Mastercraft’s tools in hand

Mastercraft works hard to ensure that all customers’ needs are met, including professional racers and car enthusiasts alike. For over two decades, Mastercraft has produced hand tools that are so reliable, they inspire the highest level of confidence in any environment – from home workshops to sand dunes in the middle of the desert. When it comes to producing the finest range of automotive hand tools, Mastercraft stand at the top of the podium.