Dakar Rally 2018 – Stage 8: Uyuni- Tupiz

Posted on 15. Jan, 2018 by in BMW Canada

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Dakar Rally 2018

15 Jan 2018


Dakar Rally 2018

Stage 8: Uyuni- Tupiz


  • Two MINI crews finish Stage 8 with tip 10 placings.
  • MINI organisation Przygonski / Colsoul say sixth place overall..
  • Storms and soppy continue conditions force termination of
    Stage 9.


Munich. Stage 8 of a Dakar followed a overnight Marathon
theatre where a crews spent a night during high altitude but any
outward assistance from their use crews. This meant the
participating competitors finished their possess use of their
vehicles before settling down for some nap in overnight tents. An
early morning start signalled a commencement of Stage 8 and the
commencement of a longest special theatre of a Dakar so distant during 498km.


Stage 8 also started with only 4 cars of a MINI Family taking
part. The prior Stage 7 had valid to be a day filled with problems
for many competitors. Conditions changing from soothing silt to
water-lined marks and silt took a fee on many vehicles and crews.
One such organisation was from a MINI Family: Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and
co-driver Timo Gottschalk (DEU) in their MINI John Cooper Works Buggy.
Unable to finish Stage 7, a Dakar organisers unfit a crew.


The remaining crews of a MINI Family took this information in their
walk and set out to make adult time during Stage 8 – a formidable task
indeed deliberation a continue and turf of a high plains (3,500mt
above sea level) were constantly changing. From soothing dry silt to wet
silt and mud, a MINI crews battled on.


The MINI John Cooper Works Rally of Orlando Terranova (ARG) and
Bernardo Graue
(ARG) was a tip of a dual MINI cars to
finish inside a tip 10 finishers. Their theatre position of sixth
place now places them 28th in a altogether ‘auto’ category.
One position in theatre behind them was “Mr Consistent”, Jakub ‘Kuba’
Przygonski (POL) and his co-driver Tom Colsoul (BEL). With nonetheless another
plain performance, Przygonski confirmed his sixth place overall.


Boris Garafulic (CHI) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) also defied
a conditions to finish Stage 8. They gathering their MINI John Cooper
Works Rally to 11th place during a theatre finish in Tupiz. The
organisation now lay 21st overall.


Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) / Andreas Schulz (DEU) set about Stage 8 in a
dynamic mood to take behind as many places as they could after a
inattentive Stage 7. Thankfully, a span managed to equivocate any serious
issues on Stage 8 and took their MINI John Cooper Works Buggy to a
well-deserved 17th place during theatre end. The span has now
climbed to 19th overall.


The astringency of Dakar 2018 has seen a automobile category of 100-plus
starters dump to 45 finishers during a finish of Stage 8. Terrain and
continue have played a vital partial in a rebate of competitors. With
a hazard of serious storms in a area, a Dakar organising group has
done a preference to cancel Stage 9 (Monday 15-01-2018). All
competitors and use teams are now on their approach to Salta and the
starting area for Tuesday’s Stage 10, Salta – Belén.


For some-more information about Dakar 2018, greatfully revisit a host’s event
home page here.


Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI standings after Stage 8










Jakub Przygonski

Tom Colsoul


MINI John Cooper Works





Mikko Hirvonen

Andreas Schulz


MINI John Cooper Works







Filipe Palmeiro


MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid Team






Bernardo Graue


MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid Team



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