|Occupation:||Race Car Driver|
|Birth Day:||January 24, 1974|
|Birth Place:||Nemours, France|
|Height:||in centimeters - N/A|
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In 2000, he began his racing career driving a Honda.
On 10 January 2012, at the 2012 Dakar Rally, Portuguese pilot Paulo Gonçalves pulled Despres out of the mud but Cyril did not return the favour. Out of 7 riders all but the Spaniard Marc Coma got stuck; the organisers therefore changed the course. At the end of the stage, the time lost was credited to Despres. Goncalves received a penalty of 6 hours for receiving external help. Coma was not credited the time he lost by going around the mudhole.
A new chapter began in his Dakar career in 2015 when he joined the Peugeot team as a driver alongside Carlos Sainz and Stéphane Peterhansel, who previously switched from the motorbike to car category with great success. His co-driver was Gilles Picard, and they finished 34th. In 2016 Despres came in 7th overall; his co-driver was David Castera.
In July 2016, he and Castera won the cars' category at the Silk Way Rally. Despres and his partner repeated their success in the next year.
Cyril is from France.
Currently, Cyril Despres is 48 years, 10 months and 10 days old. Cyril Despres will celebrate 49th birthday on a Tuesday 24th of January 2023. Below we countdown to Cyril Despres upcoming birthday.