Friday, 14 January 2011 10:18

Jérôme BONFILS

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« A real sporting challenge and an exceptional atmosphere! »

On their Bowler, Jérôme Bonfils and Bernard Irissou ended their African trip on the tenth position of the overall classification. A great performance which crowns twelve days of intense race where regularity of the crew has paid.


" I was lucky to participate to different rallies, but I never had so much pleasure as I had on this Africa Race … On the sporting side, it is a difficult event where rigor and regularity are compulsory to make a good result, but the atmosphere from the beginning to the end was just exceptional. The conviviality, the mutual aid and the sharing make this race a real human experience. The exchange with the other teams, on two or four wheels is made in a very natural way. No endless and useless connections to get closer to hotels. Here, no hotel, but nobody complains about it! The exchange with the populations is warm and authentic. Every day the landscapes are just amazing. Mauritania…Simply magic! Thanks to René Metge! What I lived is in accordance with what I was expecting from such an event. I am really not disappointed. When, besides, the result is satisfying what to ask furthermore? I renew on Africa Race with values disappeared on many other big events…"
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