Dakar Rally 2018 – Stage 5: San Juan de Marcona – Arequipa

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Dakar Rally 2018

11 Jan 2018

 

Dakar Rally 2018

Stage 5: San Juan de Marcona – Arequipa

 

  • Two MINI crews finish Stage 5 inside tip ten.
  • Terranova overcomes low silt and high dunes to take
    6th in stage.
  • Przygonski completes Stage 5 in 10th and moves to
    eighth overall.

 

Munich. Once again a dried sands caused problems for nearly
all competitors in all categories. Right from a opening a leading
organisation of cars strike difficulty in a low silt and dunes of a Tanaca
region. However, notwithstanding a conditions, all five-crews of a MINI
Family finished Stage 5, dual inside a tip ten.

 

Highest placed MINI organisation during a finish of Stage 5 was Orlando Terranova
(ARG) and co-driver Bernardo Graue (ARG) who finished in
6th position after starting from 20th. This outcome means
a Argentine twin and their MINI John Cooper Works Rally are now
placed only outward of a altogether tip 10 sequence in
12th place.

 

Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) were once again
in a thick of a action. As a dirt staid after channel the
Stage 5 finish point, a MINI John Cooper Works Rally organisation were
classed 10th in theatre and have now changed adult to eighth on
a altogether Dakar personality board.

 

Przygonski: “We got stranded inside a initial section. It was very
formidable to get out and spent some-more than 30 mins to get free. The
other sections were most better…”

 

Boris Garafulic (CHI) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) were also
victims of low silt and they too got stuck, though eventually pennyless free
to finish a theatre in 12th. They are now 28th overall.

 

Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Andreas Schulz (DEU) did not have any good
fitness in Stage 5. Hirvonen harm his neck after a serious dump from the
tip of a dune, that forced him to expostulate with caution. The outcome of
pushing during a reduced gait meant removing stranded several times.

 

Hirvonen: “What can we say? we had to come out of the
dunes in initial rigging and by doing this we got stranded dual or 3 times.
It was disastrous.”

 

Fellow MINI John Cooper Works Buggy organisation Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) / Timo
Gottschalk (DEU) started during an implausible gait to finish a first
territory of Stage 5 as leaders. But later, nearby to a finish of the
stage, Al Rajhi opted to take a lane on a shoreline of a Pacific
Ocean and was strike by a weird call that forced their MINI into the
water. Fortunately, a organisation of Garafulic / Palmeiro towed them back
onto a beach. More MINI Family assistance came with Hirvonen /
Schulz afterwards towing them to a finish of a special stage.

 

Stage 7, Arequipa – La Paz, takes a competitors out of Peru and
into Bolivia around 447 kilometres of relationship and 313km of special stage.
For some-more information about Dakar 2018, greatfully revisit a host’s event
home page here.

 

 

Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI standings after Stage 5

 

Pos

Driver

Co-driver

#

MINI

Team

Time

8

Jakub Przygonski
(POL)

Tom Colsoul
(BEL)

312

MINI John Cooper Works
Rally

Orlen
Team

015:44:09

+02:16:43

12

 

Orlando
Terranova
(ARG)

Bernardo Graue
(Arg)

307

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid Team

017:31:07

+04:03:41

15

Mikko Hirvonen
(FIN)

Andreas Schulz
(DEU)

305

MINI John Cooper Works
Buggy

X-raid
Team

018:16:22

+04:48:56

28

 

Boris
Garafulic
(CHI)

Filipe Palmeiro
(POR)

317

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid Team

023:29:15

+10:01:49

29

 

Yazeed Al
Rajhi
(KSA)

Timo Gottschalk
(DEU)

314

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid Team

023:41:03

+10:13:37

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