with a Buggy designed by Fast and Speed
Simon Jean-Joseph, the Martinique driver who distinguished himself on the roads of the WRC before switching to the Dakar two years ago, is preparing for an even more delicate exercise in this 29th edition.
has previously raced on regular rally cars, the European Super 1600 champion has been bitten by the buggy bug! “Jean-Jo” arrives in Lisbon with a machine designed by Fast and Speed. His buggy was built around the car that enabled Thierry Magnaldi to finish 8th in the 2005 Dakar!
In addition to the new technical improvements which will allow him to consider a Top 10 position, “Jean-Jo” is already sure to win the award for the most visible car with this buggy that has already been nicknamed the “pink grasshopper”.
After a few days off with his family, this rookie in the world of two-wheel-drive cars will start the Dakar with no great haste: “Appetite comes with eating. We will take it easy at the beginning. I will use the first two specials in Portugal to get used to the car, because I have not had enough time to ride it as much as I wanted”.