|24 Hours of Morocco: Eric Vigouroux enters rally with Chevy Trophy Truck.|
Fifteen days after the Rally of Tunisia, Eric Vigouroux enters his Chevrolet Trophy Truck in a new race in Morocco, from May 23rd to the 29th. "This entry in the 24Hours Off-Road of Morocco is part of the continuity of our participation in the rally of Tunisia," explains Vigouroux. "This new race has a very interesting format and a reasonable price. This will allows us to test a new kind of drive shaft after the one we used in Tunisia was broken, and, why not to go for a great score before sending the Trophy Truck back to the States for a big check up."
The race is organized by the experienced team that makes the 24 hours 4x4 of France (which Eric won in 2001 along with his Pro-Truck). This 24Hours Off-Road of Morocco will be carried out in four circuits next to big Moroccan cities: Marrakech, Erfoud, Zagora and Ouarzazate. Each track will be between 19 to 39 km, and runners must go through them six hours nonstop, and the one who makes the most turns on the circuits will be the winner.
The number of drivers and co-drivers for each car can go from one to three, but Eric has decided to take the steer wheel alone, in the company of his loyal co-driver Alex Winocq. "To drive six hours in these big loops seems to me like an interesting challenge and a great training because in rally raid, often, we make stage as long as that. The regulations obligate us to stop two times for five minutes (mandatory), and refueling is authorized during this time. We could stretch our legs!"
All vehicles have the freedom of doing road connections on their own, cars can be charged in tows and drivers will be accommodated in "four or five stars" hotels. This will allow Eric and Alex to rest each day, after completing the six hours inside the Trophy Truck.
2010/05/17 | 11:52 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/URTUBIA