Dakar Rally 2018 – Stage 4: San Juan de Marcona

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Dakar Rally 2018

10 Jan 2018

 

Dakar Rally 2018

Stage 4: San Juan de Marcona – San Juan de Marcona

 

  • Mikko Hirvonen secures 4th place finish in Stage 4.
  • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski
    now 10th overall.
  • Al Rajhi and Garafulic start fightback.

 

 

Munich. Delayed by complicated fog, Stage 4 finally got off to a
fantastic start with a automobile difficulty removing underneath approach in groups
of four, side-by-side. The sound of foe engines was pure
party for a masses of spectators that lined a starting
indicate of a prolonged widen with sea views. For a competitors it
signalled a start of another prohibited day and a awaiting of 330km
special theatre consisting of dunes, silt and dirt interlaced with
hard areas.

 

Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Andreas Schulz (DEU) in a all-new MINI
John Cooper Works Buggy were a initial of a MINI Family to complete
Stage 4 and did so in style. At a finish of a 440km stage, Hirvonen
was checked by as completing in 4th place.

 

Hirvonen: “Today was flattering good. We didn’t have a
lot of issues. Two times we had to spin behind and try to find the
waypoint. There was also a lot of dust. I’m happy that we were means to
uncover a intensity of a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy.”

 

Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (DEU) in a second MINI
John Cooper Works Buggy also claimed a tip 10 theatre finish with
9th place. With Rajhi pushing during a same quick gait that
has done him a remarkable cross-country specialist, his MINI JCW Buggy is
now placed 23rd overall, that is a glorious outcome given
that after Stage 3 it was classed 49th.

 

Yazeed Al Rajhi: “We stopped dual times. One time to
reinstate a tyre, and another for a tiny technical problem. But all
in all it was most improved day.”

 

Once again Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) drove
during a totalled gait to say their unchanging opening so far. It
was a good tactic since it kept probable problems to a smallest and
rewarded a organisation with 12th place during theatre end. This result
now places them inside a tip 10 altogether leaders during position 10.

 

Przygonski: “It was a tough and prolonged day. A lot of
things happened on this stage. We had 3 punctures and, of course,
we had no spares remaining so we started to worry about this. We got
stranded in one ravine and a dunes were unequivocally soft, that meant
infrequently they were unfit to cranky and we had to go around
since we couldn’t get up. Then there was a dust…”

 

Also in fighting mood was a organisation of Boris Garafulic (CHI) and
co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR). Determined to make adult for mislaid time
during Stage 2, a span did accurately that by finishing today’s stage
in 14th. This places them 24th in a overall
competition classification, adult from 55th, and directly behind MINI
Family members Al Rajhi / Timo Gottschalk.

 

Orlando Terranova (ARG) and Bernardo Graue (ARG) were victims of a
racing incident, that saw them hurl a MINI John Cooper Works Rally.
However, they managed to get underway again to finish a stage.

 

 

Stage 5, San Juan de Marcona – Arequipa will see competitors take in
666 kilometres of relationship and 268km of special stage. For more
information about Dakar 2018, greatfully revisit a host’s eventuality home page
here.

 

 

Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI formula after Stage 4

 

Pos

Driver

Co-driver

#

MINI

Team

Time

 

10

Jakub
Przygonski
(POL)

Tom Colsoul
(BEL)

312

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

Orlen Team

012:11:37

+01:35:30

 

12

Mikko
Hirvonen
(FIN)

Andreas Schulz
(DEU)

305

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid Team

013:15:49

+02:39:42

23

 

Yazeed Al
Rajhi
(KSA)

Timo Gottschalk
(DEU)

314

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid Team

019:45:06

+09:08:59

24

 

Boris
Garafulic
(CHI)

Filipe Palmeiro
(POR)

317

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid Team

023:48:10

+13:12:03

TBC

 

Orlando
Terranova
(ARG)

Bernardo Graue
(Arg)

307

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid Team

TBC

 

 

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