Dakar with one single blue buggy
Jean-Louis Schlesser maintained the suspense long enough concerning the number of Schlesser buggies on the Dakar 2007.
The truth is that the decision depended on the signature of a deal with a possible sponsor that eventually withdrew
a few days before the deadline.
The winner of the 1999 and 2000 editions, who registered three cars last year, is now forced to race the Dakar with one single blue buggy driven by himself with Arnaud Debron as a co-driver:
“Above all I am disappointed for Josep-Maria Servia, who will finally not be present this year. For the rest, it does not change many things in the organisation of the team. I am leaving with the same number of mechanics and the same equipment”.
Regarding the strategy, this bad news does not undermine the moral of “Schless” who, as always, only thinks about victory. And the driver-manufacturer reminds all his rivals that “I have never driven faster than when I was alone”.