For the last four or five years, the leading protagonists have tended to sleep in campervans within the bivouac.
At Peugeot-Total, there are four campervans: one for Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, another for Cyril Despres and Stéphane Peterhansel, a third for their respective co-drivers David Castera and Jean-Paul Cottret, and the fourth for Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz.
Certain Mini X-Raid drivers sleep in hotels, while their co-drivers are allocated converted cabins in the team’s workshop trucks. Meanwhile, Chile’s Boris Garafulic is the owner of one of the most impressive American motorhomes in the paddock.
Most of engineers and mechanics sleep in tents, either on the ground or else on truck roofs. Journalists similarly choose to bed down under canvas, in their case behind the Media Centre. Likewise, BFGoodrich®’s fitters erect their Quechua tents next to the workshop truck.