Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny, June 23, 2022 – In January 2024, adventurer Philippe Croizon will be the first man to participate in the Dakar Rally with a competition vehicle powered by hydrogen and prepared by the French team GCK Motorsport, subsidiary of the Green Corp Konnection (GCK) group. An exceptional personality and extraordinary athlete, Philippe Croizon will take on a new XXL challenge at the wheel of the GCK e-Blast H2.
Victim of an accident leading to the loss of his four limbs, Philippe Croizon used his disability as a strength to overcome obstacles and achieve one after another. His journey commands admiration: in 2010, he swam across the English Channel before connecting the five continents in the same way in 2012.
In 2013, he broke the diving record for a four-limb amputee then took part in the Dakar Rally in 2017. He finished 49th there, commanding the admiration of everyone and taking a liking to what is considered the most difficult car race in the world. world.
It is therefore with determination and enthusiasm that Philippe Croizon approaches this new challenge: “I am very happy to join this adventure and become the first driver to participate in the Dakar Rally with a hydrogen vehicle developed by the GCK Motorsport teams! Together we will overcome the impossible by being able to do otherwise. I am proud to take on this challenge, both sporting and technological, in one of the most difficult races in the world. »