ALEXANDRE GIROUD(fra) 1.77m / 74kg
Running, chevaux, désert
Yamaha Motor - SMX RACING - Dragon’s Distribution - Midali - MDF – ACMS
2022 : 1er (2 victoires d’étape)
2021 : Abandon (12e étape)
2020 : Abandon (7e étape)
2019 : 4e (meilleur rookie)
2018 : 11e
2017 : 11e
2022 : Champion W2RC
1er Rallye du Maroc
1er Rallye d’Andalousie
1er Baja d’Aragon
2021 : 3e du Rallye du Maroc
2020 : 2 e du rallye d’Andalousie
2019 : 5e du rallye du Maroc (1 victoire d’étape)
2019 : 7e des championnats du monde des Baja
2018 : 2e du rallye de Grèce
2017 : 3e du rallye de Grèce
2016 : 8e du Merzouga Rally
2015 : Champion du monde des Bajas
“We've already won it, so it's cool!”
After some hard luck in the 2020 and 2021 editions, Alexandre Giroud has finally added the Dakar to his long list of achievements, 25 years after his father Daniel became the first rider to finish the Dakar on a quad. "Had someone told me before, I would have never believed them", confided the Grenoble native after this tremendously emotional victory. But Giroud did not stop there. He also won the Rally of Morocco and the Andalusia Rally to capture the quad world rally-raid champion's crown despite missing the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and the efforts and consistency of his Slovakian rival Juraj Varga. Griroud is thus approaching the 2023 Dakar with a high degree of confidence, with the firm intention of becoming the second rider to win the most prestigious rally-raid two years in a row in the category. While he will be preyed upon by challengers determined to deny him this honour, the Frenchman has worked hard to fine-tune his quad to the last detail to be ready. All the elements are there to aim for the top step of the overall podium once again.
A.G.: “Sometimes when you win a title, you see yourself as unbeatable... and often that's when you take a beating. So, I am trying to be even more disciplined than last year to avoid becoming complacent. We spent a year working on the machine, developing it to improve it, even if it has already demonstrated its reliability. It worked because we won the world championship. It is the fruit of intense labour which led us to this result. Today, we aren't looking for a result but the exploit of winning two consecutive Dakars on a quad. Only one rider has done it two years in a row. When you aim for a feat, you have to prepare yourself. We have won everything, and that's why we must approach this Dakar relaxed to enjoy this incredible event that is this rally. Once everyone has done their job, what will happen is what will happen. We've already won it, so it's cool! When I ride past my house, I think to myself that there are not many that have won this one! We have been quite busy during the year with the Baja of Aragon, the World Quad Championship in Pont-de-Vaux, the Rally of Morocco and Andalusia. It's been a busy year!”
YAMAHA RACING - SMX - DRAG'ON
YAMAHA RAPTOR 700
YAMAHA RACING - SMX - DRAG'ON
- Mark YAMAHA
- Model RAPTOR 700
- Performance tuner -
- Assistance Team Giroud – Yamaha – SMX - Dragon
- Class Quad
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Andújar vs. Giroud again!
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