Guerlain Chicherit to pilot EVR Chevrolet Colorado in 2014 Dakar

The news is now official – Eric Vigouroux will not compete in the 2014 Dakar as a pilot, but as a Team manager of his own EVR team. To replace him behind the wheel of his brand new Chevrolet Colorado prototype, Eric chose another major name in the discipline – 2009 FIA Rally Raid Champion Guerlain Chicherit.

“It is a rather late decision, but it’s without doubt the best one for Dakar 2014” explained Eric . “This year has been very busy for me with the conception and construction of these two news prototypes in collaboration with Jefferies Racing. I haven’t got much time to prepare myself to this very demanding race, so when the opportunity to put Guerlain behind the wheel showed up, I did not hesitate a single second. With Guerlain Chicherit and BJ Baldwin, my EVR buggys are in excellent hands!”

“As a Team manager of the EVR team, I’m head of a 50% American – 50% French team. I have managed an international business before and I know how important cohesion between people is for goals to be reached. In this particular context, being a Team Manager fits me pretty well, until I’m back behind the wheel again for different international FIA races with Dakar 2015 staying as my ultimate target.”

Guerlain, a recent addition to The KINC’s talent roster, said: “Last June I lost my main financial sponsor on the Dakar. Since then, I’ve been fighting for a wheel on the 2014 Dakar. It was not easy, but it was just impossible for me to stay at home. Dakar is in my blood. It’s true I didn’t train much, but my motivation has never been higher. So I’ll go easy until the third special to find my bearings again. But then after, I will give it all. I am convinced this car will be able to shine starting this year!”

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