Dakar star Cyril Despres is about to take you on a ride you wonít forget

Dakar star Cyril Despres is about to take you on a ride you wonít forget

31.03.2017: Five-time Dakar winner Cyril Despres from France is Red Bull TVís guest reporter on the fourth round of the World Rally Championship: the legendary

Five-time Dakar winner Cyril Despres from France is Red Bull TV’s guest reporter on the fourth round of the World Rally Championship: the legendary Tour de Corse in Corsica, which is the first pure Tarmac event of the season, nicknamed ‘the Rally of 10,000 Corners’.
 


That’s because of the endless series of hairpin bends on the stunning mountain stages, through some of the most breath-taking scenery on the calendar.



The cars are low to the ground in asphalt specification, hugging the narrow roads to conquer the mountains overlooking the Mediterranean at speeds you won’t believe.

 
It’s something of a contrast to the vast and arid deserts that Cyril is best known for. The Frenchman dominated the epic Dakar Rally on motorbikes, before switching to cars three years ago as part of Peugeot’s ‘Dream Team’.



He’s now team mates with the most successful rally driver in history – Sebastien Loeb – and finished just behind the nine-time champion on the podium of this year’s Dakar Rally in January after nearly 10,000 kilometres of competition.



Cyril also tested a World Rally Car last year, showing plenty of pace even when there was no sand to be seen.


 
So, it's clear that he knows a bit about the World Rally Championship too. The 43-year-old is a frequent visitor to Corsica on holiday, where he loves to ride bikes both with and without engines through the incredible landscapes.



 He knows the place off by heart – just check out his restaurant tips – making this adventurous Frenchman your perfect guide to his home rally. Watch it all on Red Bull TV.
 



- Medicatica -- photo Red Bull

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