Three-time Paris-Dakar Rally Champion Stephane Peterhansel will visit Manila in time for the 2nd Philippine International Motor Show happening at the World Trade Center this coming August 21 to 24, 2008. Mr. Peterhansel will be sharing his experiences as a Paris-Dakar Racer to Motorsports fans during a mini press conference at the World Trade Center lobby on August 22, 2008 from 1:30 pm until 2:45 pm. He will also be available for photo opportunity and autograph signing during the afternoon of August 22 and 23 at the came venue specifically at the Mitsubishi Motors pavilion.
Stephane Peterhansel was born August 6, 1965, in France. Seen by many as 'Mister' Dakar, Stéphane Peterhansel stands out as the event's most successful biker with a score of six wins to his name from eight starts between 1991 and 1998. In 1999, he switched to four wheels and joined the Mitsubishi squad in the summer of 2002 before claiming his first win in the car category with the Pajero/Montero Evolution two years later. He is one of only two people to have won both the bike and car categories, the other being Hubert Auriol who was the first person to achieve that feat. The following year saw Peterhansel take his second win in a row and, after finishing 4th in 2006, the Frenchman took his third outright win in 2007. His co-driver is Jean-Paul Cottret (France), his long-serving right-hand man.