VANGUARD INTEGRITY PROFESSIONALS AND RONN BAILEY SPONSOR ERIC VIGOUROUX IN THE 2009 LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2009 -- Vanguard Integrity Professional's CEO, Ronn Bailey, announced today that Vanguard Integrity Professionals will be sponsoring...
VANGUARD INTEGRITY PROFESSIONALS AND RONN BAILEY SPONSOR ERIC VIGOUROUX IN THE 2009
LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2009 -- Vanguard Integrity Professional's CEO, Ronn Bailey, announced today that Vanguard Integrity Professionals will be sponsoring French racer, Eric Vigouroux, in the 2009 Dakar Rally, which runs from January 3 to January 18 through the deserts and mountainous regions in Argentina and Chile. Vanguard Integrity Professionals, which is sponsoring Team Dakar USA, provides security software and consulting to many government agencies and Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Ronn Bailey, who has raced in these grueling Dakar events since he started off-road racing in 2005, cannot drive this year due to major surgery. "I have known Eric Vigouroux since meeting him in connection with the 2005 Dakar," said Bailey. "Eric and I partnered up for support for the 2008 Transorientale, which we both completed, and I am convinced Eric will have a superb showing in this year's Dakar Rally." Eric will be driving a Hummer 3 race vehicle, Number 324, in the Dakar 2009, provided for Vanguard Integrity Professionals by Team Gordon, Inc.
"It is very exciting to be racing in the Dakar once again and it is an honor that my friend Ronn selected me to pilot the Hummer," Vigouroux states. "I'm just sorry that I have to take Ronn's place in the pilot seat as I know how much he wanted to compete."
"Eric will be a force to be reckoned with in this year's Dakar," Bailey says. "I look forward to seeing him on the podium at the end of the Rally. I am going to truly miss racing this year, but I will be back for 2010."
Dakar Rally fans can follow the Vanguard Hummer's progress in the 2009 Dakar Rally on www.wheresronn.com.