2017 Dakar Rally – Stage 5: Tupiza

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2017 Dakar Rally

06 Jan 2017

 

 

2017 Dakar Rally – Stage 5:
Tupiza – Oruro, condensed from 692 km to 219km

 

  • Four MINI cars sojourn in a tip 10 overall
  • Al Rajhi re-joins a 2017 Dakar, theme to appeal
  • Terranova finishes 8th in today’s stage, Przygonski in 9th

 

Munich. All drivers faced a most shorter lane than expected
on Stage 5 of a 2017 Dakar , following a preference by race
organisers to revoke a lane from 692 km to 219 km. Poor weather
conditions on a approach to a strange finish of Oruro meant the
second partial of a day’s lane was no longer negotiable. Mikko
Hirvonen (FIN) and Michel Perin (FRA) done an well-developed start to
a stage, flitting a second waypoint in third position reduction than
4 mins behind a competition leader. However, a pair’s first
mistake in a #303 MINI John Cooper Works Rally automobile came in the
subsequent territory with some maritime difficulty. They finished the
theatre in 15th, pulling them to 5th altogether but
still within strech of a other frontrunners.

 

Hirvonen: “We got lost, we should have been means to redeem better
though afterwards we got mislaid a second time. It was tricky, for sure, for
everybody today.”

 

It was a some-more successful day for a #308 MINI John Cooper Works
Rally of Orlando Terranova (ARG) and co-driver Andreas Schulz (GER)
who changed adult a place to 7th altogether currently after finishing
8th in a really formidable theatre of a event. Terranova said:
“The navigation currently was really difficult.”

 

The third MINI John Cooper Works Rally also re-joined proceedings
today, theme to appeal, with Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) feeling better
than a past dual days in that he was exceedingly influenced by altitude
sickness. With a assistance of co-driver Timo Gottschalk (DEU), Al Rajhi
directed a #306 automobile to 13th place today. His official
altogether position is still to be confirmed.

 

Al Rajhi: “Everything was okay, we felt a lot better, until we got
lost, though we consider a lot of drivers got mislaid today. You go one approach and
people were going another approach so it was treacherous though we only attempted to
keep pushing.”

 

Jakub Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) fared good in a #316
MINI ALL4 Racing with a unchanging opening that saw a pair
sojourn in a tip 10 with a 9th place theatre finish to
say 6th position overall.

 

Przygonski: “Today was utterly a good theatre and afterwards we got mislaid and it
took us about 30km to try to find a way. Everyone was losing their
approach currently though it’s good that we are here. The continue is not so nice
now and we have to be prepared for it.”

 

Despite a tough hurdles of a stage, Boris Garafulic (ARG) and
co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) also managed to say their overall
position of 9th with a 14th place theatre finish.

 

The remaining 3 MINI ALL4 Racing pairings also finished the
formidable Stage 5 with Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA)
finishing in 31st, one place behind Sylvio deBarros (BR)
and Rafael Capoani (BR). The #325 of a gifted Stephan Schott
(GER) and co-driver Paulo Fiuza (POR) were somewhat forward currently in
25th position during a theatre end.

 

Tomorrow’s (07-01-2017) Stage 6 is scheduled to start as designed in
Oruro and finish in La Paz, a sum stretch of 786 km.

 

2017 Dakar Rally: MINI Family standings altogether after Stage 5.

 

Position

Driver

Co-driver

#

Team

Time

5

Mikko Hirvonen
(FIN)

Michel Périn (FRA)

303

X-raid
Team

14:45:19

+00:42:21

6

Jakub Przygonski
(POL)

Tom Colsoul (BEL)

316

ORLEN
Team

15:02:53

+00:59:55

7

Orlando Terranova
(ARG)

Andreas Schulz
(GER)

308

X-raid Team

15:07:47

+01:04:49

9

Boris Garafulic
(CHL)

Filipe Palmeiro
(POR)

314

X-raid Team

16:00:38

+01:57:40

12

Mohamed Abu Issa
(QAT)

Xavier Panseri
(FRA)

322

X-raid Team

16:45:04

+02:42:06

14

Sylvio de Barros
(BR)

Rafael Capoani (IT)

339

X-raid
Team

17:13:40

+03:10:42

17

Stephan Schott
(GER)

Paulo Fiuza (POR)

325

X-raid
Team

17:33:31

03:30:33

TBC

Yazeed Al Rajhi
(KSA)

Timo Gottschalk
(DEU)

306

X-raid Team

TBC

 

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