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Hubert Auriol confides in his autobiography TDSPP

Culture - Hubert Auriol confides in his autobiography TDSPP -

In an autobiography entitled TDSPP, in reference to the indications of the roadbooks meaning "Straight on the main track" in rally raid, Hubert Auriol retraces his career 40 years after having competed in his first Dakar…

Hubert Auriol, nicknamed "The African" because of his birth in Ethiopia on June 7, 1952 and his love for the continent, publishes his autobiography. The first rider to have won the Paris-Dakar (yes, the one that took place in Africa!) In motorbikes and cars, he participated for the first time in 1979 on a Yamaha 500 XT before taking the handlebars of a BMW 800 GS on which he ended up winning in 1981.

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After a second victory in motorcycle (1983) then in car (1992), this rally enthusiast found himself organizing the Dakar and then launched in 2006 the, a race between Paris and Dakar (again!) Reserved for this for the Yamaha 500 XT. Two years later he laid the foundations of the whose, meanwhile taken over by Jean-Louis Schlesser and René Metge, has just arrived … in Dakar !

"If it’s impossible, it gets interesting"

Jack-of-all-trades, he was also record holder for the world tour by plane and then television host with the first season of Koh-Lanta. "Hubert Auriol delivers the story of a life of adventures and friendships", assures his editor: "from his birth in Africa to today, looking to the future, Hubert Auriol tells himself by sharing little-known anecdotes and by surrounding himself with testimonies from friends who followed him in his mechanical odyssey ".

TDSPP On the trail of Hubert the African

  • Autobiography of Hubert Auriol
  • Preface by Henri Pescarolo with testimonials from Cyril Neveu, René Metge, Gérard Holtz…
  • A4 format (21 x 29.7)
  • 386 pages, 540 photos
  • Sale price: 34 € TTC
  • ISBN: 9782362140310-TDSPP

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