Dakar Rally 2018 – Stage 11, Belen

Posted on 18. Jan, 2018 by in BMW Canada

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Dakar Rally 2018

18 Jan 2018


Dakar Rally 2018

Stage 11, Belen – Chilecito


  • Two MINI crews finish Stage 11 inside a tip ten.
  • MINI organisation Przygonski / Colsoul say sixth place overall.
  • Hirvonen / Schulz finish Stage 11 notwithstanding competition incident.


Munich. Stage 11 of Dakar started a tiny opposite to
normal. Instead of a cars starting a theatre during timed intervals,
a fastest 25 competitors from all categories would be mixed
together. The steer of a automobile starting a theatre alongside a
motorcycle was utterly sparkling to see. Then there was a serve of
a outrageous trucks and other categories, all fighting from a start
line for fresh, unmarked dirt ahead.


Right from a unequivocally start of a stage, it was transparent a twin of Mikko
Hirvonen (FIN) and co-driver Andreas Schulz (DEU) were dynamic to
lift out what Hirvonen had betrothed a day before – to finish the
residue of Dakar with quick theatre times. In a initial 3 sections,
Hirvonen was loyal to his word by fixation a MINI John Cooper Works
Buggy (#305) during a front of a heading pack.


At 107km, a “Flying Finn” and Schulz’s competition day came to a dramatic
stop with a complicated rollover. Even yet a dual group were uninjured,
associate MINI Family members Orlando Terranova (ARG) and Bernardo Graue
(ARG) stopped to give assistance. Unfortunately, a badly damaged
radiator meant a automobile was incompetent to continue. Help came after with
a attainment of a use truck. Hirvonen / Schulz eventually completed
Stage 11 and leading to a overnight stop for serve repairs.


Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and his co-driver Tom Colsoul (BEL) in
their MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#312) once again played out a
unchanging theatre opening among a high dunes and soothing silt that
saw them finish in seventh. A puncture and a tiny navigation error,
together with a rebate in speed in a after partial of a stage, to
forestall repairs to a car’s steering, did not change a pair’s
altogether competition sequence of sixth place.


The MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#307) of Orlando Terranova (ARG)
and Bernardo Graue (ARG) also cumulative a tip 10 finish with a fine
ninth place – even yet they stopped to support Hirvonen / Schulz.
Terranova also certified he was off a gait during a start since of
stomach sickness.

Boris Garafulic (CHI) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) continue
their quarrel to stand aloft adult a personality house after delays
encountered in a initial week of Dakar 2018. Their 11th
place finish now puts a MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#317) crew
18th overall.


MINI Family reports: Stage 11


Jakub Przygonski

“The theatre was formidable navigation churned with tough dunes and soft
silt off piste. The final 50km, we slowed down a tiny bit since it
was too unsure for a expostulate shafts. We had one puncture and a small
navigation mistake though differently we confirmed a good tempo. The next
dual days will see dual tough stages. The idea for us is to keep our
altogether standing. The guys in front of us are fighting unequivocally tough so
we have to see what happens.”


Orlando Terranova

“Today was a prolonged day also – it’s been a good Dakar! For us a start
was easy going; we didn’t feel good to make a push. We were driving
with Mikko when he had a crash. We attempted to assistance by putting a car
behind on a wheels. We mislaid maybe 20 mins and afterwards had a few little
problems though we are here during a end…”


Next is Stage 12, Chilecito – San Juan. For some-more information about
Dakar 2018, greatfully revisit a host’s eventuality home page here.


Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI standings after Stage 11










Jakub Przygonski

Tom Colsoul


MINI John Cooper Works

Orlen X-raid Team







Filipe Palmeiro


MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW  Rally Team




Mikko Hirvonen

Andreas Schulz


MINI John Cooper Works







Bernardo Graue


MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW  Rally Team



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