DAKAR 2017. INTERVIEWS WITH THE PROTAGONISTS DAKAR 2017. INTERVIEWS WITH THE PROTAGONISTS
The 2017 Dakar edition is just finished setting forth another  triumph for Stilo. The helmets and the communication systems made by Stilo have been... DAKAR 2017. INTERVIEWS WITH THE PROTAGONISTS

The 2017 Dakar edition is just finished setting forth another  triumph for Stilo. The helmets and the communication systems made by Stilo have been used successfully by the majority of  the drivers that took part to the  most tough Rally Raid in the world. Among the loyal users of Stilo products there are the fantastic Pegeot crews that took the first three positions up. Let’s read the impression after the race of the drivers  Stéphane Peterhansel, Sébastien Loeb e Cyril Despres.

Stéphane Peterhansel (PEUGEOT 3008DKR #300)
Overall: 1st / Leg 12: 2nd
“This is a superb win for PEUGEOT and I was delighted to have such an exceptional car. I was also glad that Bruno Famin didn’t issue any team orders. It was an open fight all the way to the finish. We faced stiff competition, not only from our own team-mates, with three other strong drivers in the squad, but also from the other teams. It didn’t take long for an initial hierarchy to emerge, though, and soon there were just four, then wo drivers challenging for the victory. My duel with Sébastien was intense and also quite stressful. At the same time, we had tremendous fun driving. It was never easy because Sébastien is a proven champion and extremely fast, and he has plenty of experience of managing from in front, so it was never straightforward for us, as can be seen by the small gap that separated us at the finish.”

Sébastien Loeb (PEUGEOT 3008DKR #309)
Overall: 2nd / Leg 12: 1st
“It was a good event for us and, even though we ended up second, we were involved in the thick of the fight for first place from start to finish. After the small engine problem we suffered early on, we never stopped pushing. It was very exciting because we were flat out all the time, especially on the anti-penultimate and penultimate stages. It was a tremendous rally. It’s a shame our scrap ended when I punctured yesterday. Overall, we had great fun and we ended up second on what  turned out to be a highly complex event, while PEUGEOT ended up first, second and third. That’s an extraordinary team result!”

Cyril Despres (PEUGEOT 3008DKR #307)
Overall: 3rd / Leg 12: 4th
“For us, finishing on the Dakar podium for the first time on four wheels feels like the start of a new chapter in our careers. Everyone in the team worked so hard all year-long and I am on the podium after only my third attempt at the Dakar in a car. That’s due in part to the great car I had. It ran perfectly and the drivers who finished ahead of us were none other than Stéphane Peterhansel and Sébastien Loeb, so there’ s nothing to be ashamed of there! I need to keep working to be even faster on all the different types of terrain if I want to climb one or two places on the podium. David and I intend to put in whatever work is necessary to achieve that!”