Xavier 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, 9 podium finishes and an impressive run of 13 consecutive finishes to his name.
Foj was honoured with Dakar Legend status earlier this year, becoming one of only six competitors ever to be awarded the title. The Spaniard joined Nani Roma, Stephane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres, Franco Picco and Yoshimasa Sugawara in receiving Dakar Legend distinction.
We are proud to be continuing our partnership with Xavi in the 2018 Dakar, as he tackles this world-famous endurance event for the 28th time. This year’s 40th Edition Dakar will be starting on the 6th January 2018 in Lima, Peru and will take competitors on 14 stages through 3 different countries. Crossing Peru into Bolivia, before reaching the finish line in Córdoba, Argentina on the 20th January 2017 after 14 stages and a total of over 8,000km.
Xavi will be using the Discoverer S/T MAXX POR™ tire, which provides excellent traction in the sandy soils that make up much of the Dakar Rally course. Designed to cope with the most challenging off-road conditions, the Discoverer S/T MAXX POR™ provides superior reliability and durability combined with Armor-Tek³® construction that adds strength to the sidewall and tread area, and also features unique mud release dimples that prevent build-up.