Five MINI John Cooper Works Rally to attend during 2019 Dakar.

Posted on 29. Nov, 2018 by in BMW Canada

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2019 Dakar

28 Nov 2018

 

Five MINI John Cooper Works Rally to attend during 2019 Dakar.

 

 

  • MINI Motorsport partner X-raid to margin 5 MINI John
    Cooper Works Rally cars during 2019 Dakar.
  • X-raid MINI JCW Rally Team will include of 4 established
    MINI Family crews.
  • 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup champion Jakub “Kuba”
    Przygonski to contest underneath a ensign of ORLEN X-raid Team.

 

Munich. MINI Motorsport partner X-raid has announced its
idea to margin 5 MINI John Cooper Works Rally during the
41st book of The Dakar, 6-17th January
2019. The 5 vehicles have already finished pre-Dakar tests and
are now en-route to Peru, South America, a selected locus for the
toughest long-distance cross-country eventuality on a 2019 convene calendar.

 

The 5 MINI JCW Rally cars and their MINI Family crews are more
than prepared for a plea of a Peruvian dried landscapes and
towering sections. Over a march of a 2018 convene calendar, the
X-raid upheld cars and crews have had a successful year.

 

The Silk Way Rally 2018 (Russia edition) was one of dual important wins
for Yazeed Al-Rajhi (KSA) and his co-driver Timo Gottschalk (GER), the
second being winners of Rally Kazakhstan. The Spanish pairing of Joan
“Nani” Roma and Alex Haro took 3 wins in 2018 – Baja Portalegre
500, Turkmen Desert Race, Hungarian Baja. As a former leader of Dakar
in both automobile (2014) and motorcycle (2004) categories, Roma is still
inspired for Dakar success.

 

Waving a dwindle for Argentina in a third MINI JCW Rally will be the
organisation of Orlando Terranova and Ronnie Graue. Their win in a desert
conditions of a 2018 Desafío Inca will mount them in good stead for
Dakar 2019, where a feverishness and silt will be pivotal to establish the
front runners in a early stages. Joining a aforementioned crews
will be a gifted twin of Boris Garafulic (CHI) and co-driver
Filipe Palmeiro (POR). All 4 crews will run during Dakar underneath the
ensign of X-raid MINI JCW Rally Team.

 

The fifth MINI JCW Rally to run during Dakar will be with a ORLEN
X-raid Team organisation of Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski (POL) and co-driver Tom
Colsoul (BEL). Four wins in 9 outings helped Przygonski secure the
2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup championship pretension – and with
this in mind, a immature Polish star is some-more than prepared for a 2019 Dakar.

 

Przygonski: “My idea for Jan is to do improved than
we did during a 2018 Dakar. we finished 15th in my initial Dakar,
seventh in 2017, and fifth final year. Tom and we are discerning and have
found a good stroke over a march of a season. We have finished a
lot of kilometres in new months and are prepared for a fight.”

 

Sven Quandt – CEO X-raid: “We have an impressive
choice in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars. Nani has already won
a Dakar once with us and Kuba is really dynamic after his World Cup
win. He has schooled a lot this deteriorate and grown as a driver. He is
positively able of causing a peculiar upset. And we underestimate
Yazeed and Orly during your peril. They are both really discerning and, if they
equivocate any problems, are intensity top-five drivers. We have worked
together with Boris for a prolonged time. we wish he creates it into a top
10 this time. So far, he has always only missed out.”

 

For some-more information about a 2019 Dakar, greatfully revisit a host’s
eventuality home page here.

 

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