【管家婆今期中特图_今期六和采开奖今期】Amateur Swiss driver enjoying spirit of competition at 2018 Taklimakan Rally
URUMQI June 8 (Xinhua) – Of average height, with grey hair and a slight paunch, Remy Vauthier does not exactly fit the mould of a rally driver. However, the Swiss architectural designer has raised a few eyebrows in the ongoing 2018 Taklimakan Rally in China's far-western region of Xinjiang, finishing the first stage well up the order in 11th position.
A born adventurer and thrill-seeker, Vauthier has long been a fan of motorsport, and has competed in many competitions across the world.
Though the Taklimakan Rally has in recent years seen an increase in the number of overseas teams and drivers taking part, Vauthier may be the first competitor whose participation comes entirely out of his own pocket.
"Motorsport in China is constantly developing, and it will continue to attract more and more participants from abroad," said Vauthier, who also explained he was inspired to take part by the beautiful scenery on display in the Kumtag Desert.
"I know that it will cost me some time, but I cannot help but look at the view through the window!" added the Swiss.
Vauthier was also impressed by the hospitality of the locals, who would provide him with an array of regional delicacies at the end of each day. "Chinese food really satisfied my taste buds!" he quipped, adding that the whole experience had inspired him to come back again.
"Participating in the rally has been expensive, but I enjoyed the local culture and the competition, so the cost was worth it. Of course, I will come back next year, and will recommend this rally to my friends who like motorsport."