Xavier Foj

Xavi 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 and will be contesting his 26th Dakar in 2016. This includes 3 wins and 8 podium finishes. 

We will be sponsoring Xavi in the 2016 Dakar, as he aims for more glory in the world-famous endurance event. The 2016 Dakar starts in Buenos Aires, Argentina and sees the competitors tackle a 9,000-kilometre round-trip across Bolivia and back to Argentina, finishing in Rosario. Including 13 stages of competition, over 15 days, with just one day of rest, the Dakar Rally is the ultimate test in motorsport and takes place on 02-16 January.

Xavi will be using the new Discoverer STT Pro tyre, which provides excellent traction in the sandy soils which make up much of the Dakar Rally course. 

Making a return to the T2 Class in a Toyota Land Cruiser 150, Xavi is confident of another successful Dakar campaign as he has been victorious twice in a similar vehicle in 2012 and 2013 – and this time he will be using the all new Discoverer STT Pro tyres. Xavi and the Foj Motorsport team can have full confidence in the balance the tyres provide across all surfaces – sand, tarmac and even the thickest mud. 

The Discoverer STT Pro delivers serious traction, toughness and treadwear for the most challenging off-road conditions. The tyre provides superior reliability and durability with Armor-Tek3 construction that adds strength to the sidewall and tread area, and also features unique mud release dimples that prevent build-up.