|24 Hours of Morocco: Liasion to Erfoud for Eric Vigouroux and Alex Winocq.|
No racing on Tuesday as the race moves 510km east to Erfoud. This presented Eric Vigouroux and Alex Winocq with something of a novelty, the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Morocco. With around eight hours driving there was plenty of time to soak up the sights. Having experienced heavy rainfall during the winter, Morocco now looks verdant with vegetation lining the roads. At the finish of the liason, another novelty for Vigouroux, a magnificent hotel to rest in and prepare for tomorrow's race.
Erfoud is something of a legend in endurance rally racing. It has hosted the former Dakar Rally on a number of occasions in the past when the rally came to Africa along with numerous other rallies. All the major off road teams come here testing and Eric himself was here testing in 2003 preparing his Protruck for the following year's Dakar. On that ocassion Eric teamed up with US racer Mark Miller, now a successful driver for the Volkswagen team.
Stage two kicks off at 12:00 CET. Eric Vigouroux has the car, the co-driver and the team around him to win this next stag. Now he has to hope that he has also done enough to earn a small amount of luck so he does not suffer any unforeseen mechanical problems.
2010/05/26 | 16:49 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/TOYO