The successful off-road racing driver and team manager Eric Vigouroux has given his support to 80 Day Race. The 50-year-old Dakar Rally veteran shares the passion for adventure and does feel the need to promote e-mobility.
Vigouroux was intrigued by the adventure of the Dakar Rally when it launched in 1979. He found a way to impress the world by being one of the first competitors entering this competition with a quad in 1997. Soon, the Frenchman – who recently became an American citizen – was invited to compete for Ford France Racing Team, followed by representing the USA and Europe divisions of Chevrolet. One of the highlights of his career was becoming FIA World Cup Champion in the 2WD category in 2010.
“80 Day Race is the only global competition promoting important values such as adventure and clean mobility. I wish to take part in the first edition, as it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Vigouroux. “In addition and after 20 years of rally-raid racing with gas vehicles, I want to demonstrate that it is never too late to start doing things a better way. I want to give my career a new direction by promoting renewable energies and I feel like 80 Day Race is the perfect platform for that.”