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

 

Pos

Driver

Co-driver

#

MINI

Team

Time

6

Jakub Przygonski
(POL)

Tom Colsoul
(BEL)

312

MINI John Cooper Works
Rally

Orlen X-raid Team

 

045:15:33

+02:51:02

16

 

Boris
Garafulic
(CHI)

Filipe Palmeiro
(POR)

317

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW Rally Team

055:08:49

+12:44:18

20

Mikko Hirvonen
(FIN)

Andreas Schulz
(GER)

305

MINI John Cooper Works
Buggy

MINI JCW Buggy
Team

058:40:24

+16:15:53

21

 

Orlando
Terranova
(ARG)

Bernardo Graue
(ARG)

307

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW  Rally Team

060:44:27

+18:19:56

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