Gérard Pirès and Pascal Dro, both adventure and feat enthusiasts, wish to take up a new challenge: go over the 8500 km between Anchorage and Miami by road, as quickly as possible. That is how is born La Diagonale des Fous. They decide to propose this project to the only person capable of understanding this adventure, François-Paul Journe. He accepts without any hesitation and become the sponsor of this incredible project which started the 31 of August, 2014.
The three men win their bet and the record is established. The two racing drivers arrive in Miami the 3 of September 2014 in their two identical Porsche 911 black convertibles with 250 horsepower engine, proudly displaying the colors of the LineSport, with the titanium Centigraphe Sport F.P. Journe.
The two pilots are not beginners in this field. Paris Pekin solo by road, many car races, Paris-Dakar, 24 hours of Le Mans, Cannonball are some of the challenges faced by the two men. To realize this challenge in the best conditions and leave nothing to chance, the two pilots followed a preparation based on sleep management and car interior ergonomics, which they didn’t leave more than 8 hours in 4 days.
The cameras installed in the two cars will allow creating a movie. The two pilots celebrated this adventure but above all their record as soon as they returned, at The Collection in Coral Gables (Miami), in the presence of Porsche Cars USA and F. P. Journe America.