Sporty and ultra performing tyres, tyres and competition - Cooper Tire aims for a podium at the 2011 Dakar

Cooper Tire aims for a podium at the 2011 Dakar

Sport Published the 28/12/2010

For the 2011 Dakar, Cooper Tire is entering with 2 vehicles in the colours of the manufacturer. The aim is the highest step on the T2 diesel category podium.

Picture of pilot Javier Foj Copyright © : Cooper Tire

All hopes are on the Spanish driver Javier Foj and his co-driver Pablo Jaton who, in their Toyota Land Cruiser KXR will attempt to win the T2 diesel category, after finishing second in the 2010 edition (16th place in the general rankings).


They will be accompanied by a second team (Jesus Calleja and Ignacia Santamaria) for support during this 9000 kilometre rally, as highlighted by J. Foj "In 2011 we'll have a co-member with us. This will be very  precious, in case of a problem with one of our cars, the second will be able to help. Competing alone was one of the hardest things to overcome in the previous edition".

Land Cruiser KXR with Cooper Tire tyresCopyright © : Cooper Tire

To get through the hostile terrain of South America, the 4x4s will be fitted with Cooper Discover STT tyres.