Sport – Victory takes part in the 24 hours of Le Mans … auto! – Occasions VICTORY

Victory takes part in the 24 hours of Le Mans … auto !

Sport - Victory takes part in the 24 hours of Le Mans ... auto! - Occasions VICTORY

No, the young American brand Victory will not enter a machine at the start of the next 24 hours of Le Mans Moto! But it is present this weekend in the village of 24h Auto and brings into play a Hammer in the colors of the mythical event.

While last year Yamaha became the main partner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Moto (read), this year it is the Victory brand which is committed – figuratively, of course – by becoming "official supplier"from this same event … but on four-wheelers !

Obviously, there is no question for the young manufacturer from Spirit Lake (USA), founded in 1998, to field a Judge against Japanese or European super sports, nor to provide Vision Tours to teams and drivers of the 24 Hours. du Mans Auto to roam the pits…

"Our parent company, Polaris Industries, provides the organization with a lot of equipment, including Ranger utilities as well as Goupil brand electric vehicles.", explains to Site Pierre Audoin, responsible for the Victory and Indian brands in France..

For its part, Victory supplies a Hammer LE "24 Hours Le Mans Limited Edition"designed by Pierre Audoin himself and Greg Brew, head of the Design department at Polaris in Minneapolis,"daddy of the new Indian motorcycles, including", tells us our interlocutor.

The motorcycle – whose sublime matt white and shiny blue paint was produced by Jean-Jacques Duthion, big boss of the Indian and Victory Biarritz concession – is also involved! To participate, nothing too rocket science: just click … Attention, the competition ends on Wednesday June 18 at 6 p.m..

To see the machine, you have to go to the 24 Hours of Le Mans village, to the Victory stand which was always full yesterday: "we are placed next to Nissan and Aston Martin", specifies Mister Audoin.

"This morning it was a little quieter due to the pilots’ parade in the city center", he admits,"but it will start again this afternoon and all this weekend: between the good weather and the return of Porsche to compete against Toyota and Audi, the ACO expects no less than 270,000 spectators on the whole of the ordeal !"

Drive a month in Victory

Victory has also opened a second on its Facebook page which can allow you to ride for a month this summer on the handlebars of a Cross Country. You have until July 9 to register and answer four questions correctly. Of course, "you double your chances in the draw by inviting your friends", skilfully underlines the American manufacturer … Good luck !

"Surprised first, visitors are curious and interested in Victory products", continues Pierre Audoin."Our presence must serve the notoriety of this brand which is still young, which is not the case of Indian which is known and recognized.".

Why not "participate" instead in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Moto? "I was recently told that "it is not in the churches that we convert to Catholicism" … We are convinced that the profile of the people who come to the 24 Hours of Le Mans Auto perfectly matches our brand which cultivates performance and modernity".

Last year, Victory sold 317 motorcycles in France, 20% less than in 2012 (read our). Will this communication operation allow it to bounce back in 2014? Answer to follow on Site: stay connected !

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