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    Xavier de Soultrait for the 2019 Dakar
    Xavier on the motorcycle

    About Xavier de Soultrait


    Xavier de Soultrait is a 30-year-old rider with the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally team. His past performances show that he has what it takes to compete at the highest level in the Dakar. After a brilliant career in enduro, Xavier moved up to rally raid with one simple ambition - to win the legend that is the Dakar.

    Yamaha truck dark blue

    For greater safety and visibility during the race, the support trucks will use the latest in headlight-bulb technology.

    Philips X-tremeUltinon LED gen2

    Projecting a wider-angled, perfectly-positioned beam, these headlight bulbs prevent glare and produce the best cut-off line. Their optimal hot-lumen ratio means that Philips X-tremeUltinon gen2 lights offer longer-term stability as well as improved thermal resistance and low power consumption.


    Philips MasterDuty

    Designed for maximum vibration resistance and excellent lifetime, these 24 V headlight bulbs are the right choice for drivers seeking toughness that lasts. Philips MasterDuty offers a reinforced mount base guards against shocks.

    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 #Dakar2019 #PhilipsforXavier

    Xavier on his motocycle

    About Dakar 2019


    The Dakar is the world’s foremost rally raid, pushing competitors to the  limit. The 2019 edition takes place in Peru and with a history forged in  some of the world’s most awe-inspiring deserts, the Dakar has  attracted men and women from all corners of the globe to compete in one of the toughest sporting challenges of our era.

    Xavier on his motocycle

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