Rally Masters Show – a unique motorsport event will be held on the 20th of April at Krylatskoe in Moscow. Race organizers have prepared many surprises for the audience, one of which is to be opened right now!
The line-up of one of the safety crews of the DMACK CUP team is going to be a real sensation for all Russian fans, as in the same crew with Mikhail Lepekhov - the winner of the Russian Rally Cup 2004 – it is Denis Giraudet – the legendary French co-driver, the frequent winner and the prize-winner of the World Rally Championship’s stages - who will run the race along with.
During his 36-year career, Denis had performed with many famous pilots. Here is the list of racers with whom he happened to work on the stages of the World Rally Championship: Didier Auriol, Juha Kankkunen, Eyvind Brynildsen, Thomas Rådström, Stephane Sarrazin, Nicolas Vouilloz, Philippe Bugalski, Armin Schwarz, Daniel Carlsson, Nicolas Bernardi, Francois Duval, Takuma Kamada, Francois Chatriot, Spyros Pavlides, Paul Gardere, Steve Lancaster, Reza Pribaldi.
The number of other teams’ cars that Giraudet has driven is also overwhelmingly impressive: Toyota, Peugeot, Subaru, Skoda, Seat, Mitsubishi, Citroen, Ford, Talbot, Renault, Lancia.
In 2011 and 2012, Denis Giraudet work in the line-up of ALM RUSSIA team in World Rally Championship in the same crew with Russian pilot Evgeny Novikov. At the stage of the WRC in Portugal the crew Novikov / Giraudet won second place!
On Denis Giraudet’s account, there are five victories at the stages WRC:
1993 Finland - Juha Kankkunen / Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD (ST185)
1995 Corsica - Didier Auriol / Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205)
1998 Catalunya - Didier Auriol / Toyota Corolla WRC
1999 China - Didier Auriol / Toyota Corolla WRC
2001 Catalunya - Didier Auriol / Peugeot 206 WRC
At the Rally Masters Show 2013 the crew Michael Lepekhov / Denis Giraudet will serve as safety crew. The total number of the Frenchman’s starts at the WRC stages is 174. The Russian-French duet is going to perform on the show car which similarly reminds Volkswagen Polo R WRC.