Vincent Philippe plans to participate in the Dakar rally 2022
Recently retired from endurance racing after ten world championship titles, Vincent Philippe plans to participate in the Dakar 2022 after opening his motorcycle store in Besançon (25). Explanations.
At 42, Vincent Philippe still has projects in his head: the ten-time endurance world champion, who recently left SERT where he is, plans to open a motorcycle store in his town of Besançon in 2021 then to participate in the Dakar the following year.
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After having driven at speed, endurance, supermotard, enduro, trial, on ice and on sand (in Le Touquet), "I am thinking of turning to rally raid", explains the pilot from Bisontin.
"Rallying has interested me for a long time, I know that it is dangerous and that it takes a lot of preparation, but it is a personal and physical challenge that attracts me", he continues, therefore "I will soon be This year I am opening my motorcycle store in Besançon, but next year I will make sure to compete in the Dakar 2022 ".
Vincent Philippe will probably be very busy with his shop all year round, but does not rule out racing in endurance racing with two or three non-championship events such as the 24 Hours of Barcelona and the 6 Hours of Spa. To be continued on MNC: stay connected !
Vincent Philippe in figures
- 10 EWC World Endurance Championship titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016)
- 9 Bol d´Or wins (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2019)
- 3 victories at the 24 Heures Motos (2003, 2014 and 2015)
- 2019: winner of the Bol d´Or
- 2004: 1st victory at the Bol d’Or
- 2003: 1st victory at the 24 Heures Motos
- 2000 to 2002: driver in GP250
- 1999: 1st endurance race
- 1998 and 1999: winner of the Open 250 France
- 1996 and 1997: winner of the French hill climb championship in 125
- 1992: 1st motorcycle race (Coupe TZR 125)
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