The edition 2016 of the Dakar was full of additions distinguished, in many cases linked with the WRC. Sébastien Loeb, Mikko Hirvonen or Xavier Pons received the call of the desert and ventured to play the raid more hard of the world. In 2017, another Spanish could follow the path marked by Pons and join the national army formed by Carlos Sainz, Nani Roma and Xevi Pons. Chus Puras has marked in red the Dakar 2017 and is working on closing a project to compete in the next edition of the test thirteen years after his retirement.
Jesus Puras retired in 2003 after two decades of pure competition. The pilot cantabrian totaled eight titles in the Championship of Spain of Rallies, successes that have allowed him to accumulate victories in the tests of the European taking place in our country. However, their successes in the most notorious came in the World of Rallies, where Chus Puras was proclaimed World Champion of Group N in 1994 and became a pilot officer Citroën. It was precisely with the French training and at the wheel of a Xsara WRC when managed to win his only rally in the World, the Tour de Corse 2001.
An enviable track record that can be a brooch of gold with his participation in the Dakar. Chus Puras works to be able to compete in the next Dakar at the controls of a buggy V8 made in Valencia, according to ‘AS’. Perhaps his presence in the organising team of the Clio Raid has awakened your interest in the test, but what is clear is that Jesus Puras intended to surround yourself with partners of the first level to tackle this new adventure. Although there is nothing closed yet, it would fit a participation with the buggy 4×2 type Low Herrador Motorsport. What is certain is that will have the support of Michelin.