Toyo Tires 'trophy truck' wins 24 Hours off-road race in Morocco
Eric Vigouroux Racing has won the the 24 Hours of Morocco. Vigouroux and Alexandre Winocq won stage four -- the 6 hours of Ouarzazate -- to make it a lock out for the team who have now won every stage of the Rally.
From the start, the race was theirs to win or lose after triumphing in all three of the previous stages. After a magnificent stage victory, Eric explained, “We didn’t have any problems, we only stopped for the five minute mandatory breaks and we did not have any punctures.” He thanked his team, especially chief mechanic Bernard Perault, adding, “During the 22 hours of the race we actually ran for longer than the Rally of Tunisia, at a real rally-raid pace.”
Eric concluded’ “I would like to thank our two partners, Chevrolet and Toyo Tires for their help and faithfulness.” Toyo 37x13.5R17 Open Country M/TR covered the entire distance without a single puncture or problem.
Looking to the future, Eric declared, “This result is a very auspicious pointer towards our future (perhaps the Dakar 2011), particularly as we are on the brink of preparing and constructing a brand new prototype for next season. My hope, ultimately, is to build a powerful team of two vehicles, to take new podium positions.”