Xavi Foj - Cooper Tire Europe 4x4 Ambassador
Multiple Dakar Rally winner, Xavi Foj, is Cooper Tire Europe’s 4x4 Ambassador and represents our off-road range across Europe. The Catalan rally ace is one of the most successful off-road racers around and a true veteran of the Dakar, with 3 wins and 8 podium finishes to his name.
We are proud to be continuing our partnership with Xavi in the 2017 Dakar, as he tackles this world-famous endurance event for the 27th time.Starting on 2 January 2017 in Asuncion, Paraguay, next year's Dakar will take competitors on 12 stages through 3 different coutnries. Crossing Paraguay into Bolivia, the teams will have a rest day in La Paz, the highest capital in the world at 3,600 metres above sea level, before reaching the finish line in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 14 January 2017.
Xavi will be using the Discoverer STT Pro tyre, which provides excellent traction in the sandy soils which make up much of the Dakar Rally course. Designed to cope with the most challenging off-road conditions, the Discoverer STT Pro provides superior reliability and durability with Armor-Tek3 construction that adds strength to the sidewall and tread area, and also features unique mud release dimples that prevent build-up.