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      Philips Automotive Lighting sponsors Xavier

      Philips Automotive Lighting sponsors

      Xavier de Soultrait for the third year in a row

      Dakar 2021 starts in:

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      Xavier de Soultrait

      Once again, Xavier de Soultrait will take part in the gruelling Dakar rally race in the desert of Saudi Arabia. For this edition, the 32-year-old rider will race with a new team HT Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing. With his new moto, this champion has only one goal in mind: winning the Dakar 2021. Will this year be the one?

      Xavier pushed himself beyond his limits

      Dakar 2020: Xavier pushed himself beyond his limits

      Xavier de Soultrait was forced to abandon the race in 2020 due to an injury sustained during the race. “During the third stage of the race, I fell off my bike at a speed of 10 km/h. As I used my hand to brace for the impact, I ended up cutting the median nerve deeply. I tried to stop the bleeding with an adhesive tape and pushed even harder to complete the stage. The doctors at Dakar had to sew my hand up. I kept going on the fourth stage, but the pain was too intense. Unfortunately, I was no longer in condition to reach my dream and goal which was winning the rally”.

      Xavier de Soultrait on his bike

      Xavier de Soultrait and his team will use the latest in headlight-bulb technology.

      “Every morning, we ride the bikes for up to three hours in the dark. The roads are often small with stray animals and multiple obstacles. In these situations, bright front lighting is essential and I know I can rely on my Lumileds headlights” – Xavier de Soultrait.

      New : Philips Ultinon Pro9000

      For the Dakar 2021, Xavier and his team HT Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing need the latest lighting technology. Philips LED Ultinon Pro9000 bulbs are equipped with original automotive performance*. A lighting solution that ensures optimal visibility and driving comfort. It offers up to 250% brighter** and whiter light with an enhanced lifetime of up to 5,000 hours.

      *Except H1 and H3 bulb types.
      **Compared to the minimum legal standard for halogen bulbs.

      New : Philips X-tremeVision Pro150

      High-performance lighting is a must. With Philips X-tremeVision Pro150, Xavier chose the best blend of high performance and lifetime. A lighting solution that offers up to 150% brighter light* and a lifespan of up to 450 hours**.


      *Brightness compared to the minimum legal standard. Applies to headlight bulbs.

      **Lifetime differs per type. Indication for H7.

      See better, work better thanks to Philips LED workshop lamps

      Philips CBH52


      Do you need to inspect an engine compartment? The Philips CBH52 bonnet lamp is designed to give you clear vision as you work on a car or a truck.


      • Equipped with 32 high-quality Lumileds LUXEON LEDs
      • Telescopic extendable mount on both sides and sliding light module
      • Cordless battery

      Philips HL22M


      Do you need to operate on a confined and difficult to access spaces? The motion-sensing Philips HL22M headlamp provides bright white light where you need it.


      • Variable light output from 50 to 300 lumens
      • Motion-sensor mode
      • Comfortable headband

      Xavier de Soultrait

      Follow Xavier

      This is a rider with both eyes on the podium who is not afraid to take risks. Follow his journey via these social media channels and these hashtags:

      #PhilipsAutomotiveLighting #Dakar2021 #PhilipsforXavier

      About Dakar 2021

      About Dakar 2021


      The Dakar is one of the most important rallies in the world, pushing competitors to the limit. The 2021 edition takes place in Saudi Arabia, with a journey through the most impressive deserts in the world. Every year, men and women from all over the world participate in this race, which is recognized as one of the most challenging of our time.

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