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Africa Eco Race: French TV presenter Vincent Lagaf to start with his son.






Few days before the end of the first preferential rates, registrations continue on arriving at the office of the "Sonangol Africa Eco Race". Among them, two famous French TV presenters/producers have confirmed their participations. While the competitor department is working hard registering the entry forms, René Metge is travelling through Europe to present the rally.

This year, a particular effort was made on these first rates. Indeed, the organization did not increase the price per person which thus remained identical to last year: 6600 € per person for the race and 5000 € per person for the raid or assistance. These prices won’t be available any more after June 30th.

Vincent Lagaf is a very popular TV presenter but also humorist; he is one of the two French TV celebrities which will compete in the event. "I have decided to participate to the rally for several reasons. First of all because with Robin, my son, we have the same passion for motorsports and I love the idea of sharing this adventure with him. We did a lot of kilometers with a SSV in Tunisia, Morocco and recently in Romania and he begins to have a serious swerve."

"Note that I will not spend the entire rally in the right seat and I will take the relay. A father and son crew who share the handle stands out for sure! The second reason is that we are in the same team as my friend Alexandre Debanne with whom we have already shared few adventures. Alex has a serious experience in African rallies and I look forward to race with him. After that, the challenge of driving a SSV to Dakar is very exciting and even if we participate without any pretentions, we will try to win the category."

"Finally, I know Jean Louis Schlesser for 25 years and this is a dream to drive on the same tracks as the Professor. Of course, I'm a fan of the driver but also and especially the character. Although he is sometimes considered to have a forged personality, he is first of all a great champion who perfectly knows the discipline. Just like René Metge, which we know all the qualities and who will act as the race director. Moreover, Jean Louis and René remind me of two old "Muppet Show" characters and I can’t wait to see them together in the race.”

After Elisabete Jacinto´s confirmation on her MAN Truck, Tomas Tomecek and his Tatra are coming back, more motivated than ever: "First of all, I love Africa, it’s a diversified landscape with wide open spaces. And the arrival of the mythical Lac Rose. It's just beautiful! Only the Africa Race can give us back such feelings! On the sporting side, I intend to fight and get back on the top step of the podium."

Miklos Kovacs on Scania just wrote us: "We are counting days to the departure! This January the rally was unforgettable once again, as always, we loved every single minute of it. At that time we had a few set-up problems with the new Scania race truck, but we learned a lot and hope that our competitiveness will be much better. The Africa Eco Race is a big family, we are very proud to be part of it and in the next edition, we will try to raise our flags as high as possible!".

Last year, racing in a car, Harmen Van Putten explained everything about his adventure: "My car was not necessarily fast, but we did win the 4x4 Modified Diesel category. When I started in rallies, Hans Stacey recommended me to drive as fast as I could see. With this advice, I'm still here and I love my old Land Cruiser HDJ80!"

Guillaume Martens, bike pilot last year, siad: "For me, the Africa Eco Race was a real adventure and a surprise. Last year after three stages, I was the first bike and that scared me but it was a fantastic feeling at the same time. Finishing on the podium behind Martin FONTYN was rewarding and I will be back this year for more!"

2013/06/20 | 12:01 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/AER











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