|24H Off-Road du Maroc: Eric Vigouroux and Alex Winoqc back with 1st Victory.|
The former 2Wheel-World Champions Eric Vigouroux and Alex Winocq from France left their Trophy Truck at the finish line of the "24 Hours Off-Road du Maroc" after completing the last 6 hours of Zagora their eyes shining full of emotion.
They left the car with their spirit so high that they no one could see traces of tiredness. They completed the last 6 hours of a fighting race in a flawless manner.
The victory did not came easy, it was a very exhausting race, shared the driver and co-driver while taping their hands together. "I could feel the heat!" shouted Eric Vigouroux.
"I have four reasons to feel very satisfied: First, this is our come back to the racing world after one and a half year away; second, we have shown that the Trophy Truck maintains its reliability and high performance level; third, Alex and I, we have done this race together as we were never apart; and last but not least, we started up again with a victory for both of us after the FIA World Cup in 2WD in 2010 and also, the triumph in the first 24 Heures Off-Road."
Eric Vigouroux walks back into rally-raid with a motivation that his absence did not erase. Now it is time to look towards the future. "I am working full in the construction of the new proto in the States. Its first tours will be next September for testing."
"The only thing that I still have to complete is the budget. If I can get everything set, the program for 2013 will start with the Dakar and include all legs of the FIA World Cup."
Eric Vigouroux and Alex Winocq only want to live again special stages like the race they perfectly completed this week in Morocco. "The race itself is interesting and one of a kind. It allows us to test the cars in a very particular setting, like this hot weather."
"The assistance team also can evaluate their physical capacities because it´s not easy to work under these conditions. The 24 Hours have many common points with rally-raid races. The price is reasonable, do laps in closed circuits also allow to operate some changes depending on the ground."
Do not imagine that Eric and Alex were in Morocco like in vacation during this 24 Hours Off-Road of Morocco. "It was a race hard to manage. The competition level was high and the presence of Jean-Louis Schlesser at the start gives it a particular dimension to it!"
2012/05/30 | 14:18 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/EVR