Dakar Rally 2018 – Stage 12, Chilecito – San Juan

Posted on 19. Jan, 2018 by in BMW Canada

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Dakar Rally 2018

19 Jan 2018


Dakar Rally 2018

Stage 12, Chilecito – San Juan


  • Stage 12 ends with 3 MINI crews in a tip ten.
  • Orlando Terranova / Bernardo Graue finish sixth in stage.
  • MINI organisation Przygonski / Colsoul say sixth place overall.


Munich. Dakar 2018 is sketch to a close. Following a action
of Stage 12, there now stays usually dual some-more stages before a Dakar
finish line in

Córdoba, Argentina.
Stage 12 started ideally for a 4 crews of a MINI
Family as they done a many of tough marks that weaved in and out
of canyons and opposite many tiny rivers.


Orlando Terranova (ARG) and Bernardo Graue (ARG) fast staid into
a theatre and pushed tough to take a lead and reason it until nearby CP2,
when a puncture compulsory attention. Despite losing time, a pair
continued pulling a now front runners. It was a happy organisation of the
MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#307) that eventually finished a stage
in fourth place, usually underneath 6 mins off a finish time of the
initial placed car.


Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and co-driver Andreas Schulz (GER) in a MINI
John Cooper Works Buggy (#305) also put their symbol on Stage 12 by
fast settling into sixth place for a larger partial of a stage.
Despite lassitude from carrying usually a few hours’ sleep, a pair
continued during a good gait to reason this position right to a finish of
a stage.


The third organisation of a MINI Family to take a tip 10 container in Stage 12
was that of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and co-driver Tom Colsoul
(BEL) in their MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#312). Their daily race
finished with eighth place, usually over dual mins behind their fellow
MINI organisation of Hirvonen / Schulz. This outcome saw Przygonski maintain
his sixth place in a altogether competition classification.


Boris Garafulic (CHI) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) in a MINI
John Cooper Works Rally (#317) finished Stage 12 in 13th.
This outcome meant a span changed adult dual some-more positions in a overall
sequence to 16th.


MINI Family reports: Stage 12


Orlando Terranova

“It was a good day. We attempted to pull for a whole race. We felt a
good gait in a initial territory yet towards a finish of it, about 40km,
one tyre had a tiny puncture and we done a mistake – we motionless to stop
and fill it up. But afterwards after 10km we had to stop again for a same
tyre and we mislaid maybe 5 minutes. This was a good day for a team.
It was a initial day we felt we could pull over a gait of the
leaders and it felt good.”


Mikko Hirvonen

“We had a flattering good day deliberation we rolled yesterday and had a
unequivocally prolonged day – we usually slept for dual hours and now we’ve usually had
a longest special theatre of a race! We did flattering good and it
wasn’t easy with a navigation either. Even yet we were behind
another automobile for 130km and mislaid a small time, I’m happy. The automobile was
using perfectly. In some areas it was illusory and we unequivocally enjoyed it.”


Jakub Przygonski

“Stage 12 was a unequivocally prolonged special stage, 500km or so. There was a
lot of rivers and tough navigation. The early tools were like a WRC
stage, that was nice. We were unequivocally pushing, going laterally and
enjoying a time. But then, during one place, we done a unequivocally big
mistake; we couldn’t spin and we jumped downwards from a rock. We
landed in a good place, but any stones between some rocks below.
It was a unsure impulse for us. We were on a limit. But we are here!”


Next competition is Stage 13, San Juan – Córdoba. For some-more information about
Dakar 2018, greatfully revisit a host’s eventuality home page here.


Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI standings after Stage 12










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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