Dakar Rally 2018 – Stage 10: Salta – Belén

Posted on 17. Jan, 2018 by in BMW Canada

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Dakar Rally 2018

17 Jan 2018


Dakar Rally 2018

Stage 10: Salta – Belén


  • Three MINI crews inside tip 10 to finish Stage 10.
  • MINI organisation Przygonski / Colsoul say sixth place overall..
  • Al Rajhi strictly out of Dakar 2018.


Munich. The termination of Monday’s Stage 9 meant an enforced
rest day for a competitors of Dakar 2018. Severe storms meant that
turf conditions were sold bad, not usually for the
competitors, who can competition in severe weather, yet also for the
support and use teams.


The area around a prior bivouac had flooded to a indicate where
assistance teams could not pierce their most indispensable support trucks and,
in a interests of safety, a Dakar organisers cancelled Stage 9 to
concede time for a vast support organisation to make it to Stage 10’s
starting indicate in Salta.


Tuesday’s Stage 10 started with some good news for a MINI Family.
Following a Dakar organisers’ preference to mislay Yazeed Al Rajhi
(KSA) and co-driver Timo Gottschalk (DEU) from Stage 7’s results, the
organisation was backed and could compete, starting from a behind of the
automobile pack, while a organisers serve reviewed a events of Stage
7. Unfortunately, a good news did not last…


Although Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and co-driver Timo Gottschalk (DEU)
started Stage 10 and completed, their finish position within this
theatre did not count. This was since a examination of Stage 7 by the
Dakar organisers led them to announce a organisation had strictly been
unfit from Dakar 2018 due to blank too many waypoints during
Stage 7.


Stage 10 valid to be a prolonged day for a remaining competitors. Total
competition stretch was given as 797km, of that 373km was off-road for the
Special Stage. Although complicated rains and soppy conditions were not
benefaction in this stage, a deputy was impassioned feverishness – around 40° C
in a shade. Add to this silt and dunes, many Rios (dry or soppy river
beds) and a oppressive effects of stones, bumps and camel grass, it
incited out to be an burdensome day for all Dakar competitors.


The overpowering racing conditions of Stage 10 were not done any easier
from a multiple of racing during altitude and formidable navigation,
that meant co-drivers had to use each square of their knowledge to
keep on track. At a finish of a stage, usually 4 crews of a MINI
family were available as completing a day’s march – 3 of which
were inside a tip 10 finishing positions.


First home was a organisation of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and his
co-driver Tom Colsoul (BEL) in their MINI John Cooper Works Rally
(#312). Yet another clever opening saw a span cranky a finish
indicate in sixth place – a same position they now reason in a overall
competition standings.


Not distant behind in eighth place was a MINI John Cooper Works Rally
(#307) of Orlando Terranova (ARG) and Bernardo Graue (ARG). Directly
behind them with reduction than a notation in time disproportion was a pairing
of Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) / Andreas Schulz (DEU) in their MINI John
Cooper Works Buggy (#305). Completing usually outward of a tip 10 in
12th place was associate MINI organisation Boris Garafulic (CHI) and
co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR).


MINI Family reports: Stage 10


Jakub Przygonski

“It was unequivocally tough navigation yet Tom done a good pursuit since we
didn’t have any issues and no problems. This was good since some
guys were mislaid for a prolonged time. It was a rough theatre yet a automobile was
ok nonetheless it was unequivocally prohibited inside. With a bumps it was not so nice
and now we are feeling unequivocally sleepy after this stage.”


Orlando Terranova

“The thought was to pull yet a unequivocally initial partial of a theatre was very
formidable navigation for us. We mislaid a lane several times. In the
second partial we pushed and a automobile was unequivocally good with this. But when you
get mislaid a guys in front are faster and it is unequivocally formidable to get
inside a tip five.”


Mikko Hirvonen

“The automobile was operative unequivocally good currently even yet we couldn’t
automatically discourage a tyres. Then we missed a waypoint and lost
maybe 10-15 minutes. Without this it would have been a unequivocally good
time. We are after those good theatre times now, so we try again tomorrow.”


Stage 11, Belen-Chilecito, is a subsequent theatre and consists of 747km
sum distance. For some-more information about Dakar 2018, greatfully visit
a host’s eventuality home page here.


Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI standings after Stage 10










Jakub Przygonski

Tom Colsoul


MINI John Cooper Works

Orlen X-raid Team





Mikko Hirvonen

Andreas Schulz


MINI John Cooper Works







Filipe Palmeiro


MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW  Rally Team






Bernardo Graue


MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW  Rally Team



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