MINI ALL4 Racing to contest during a Italian Baja – turn 4 of a 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup.

Posted on 23. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Press release

23 Jun 2016


MINI ALL4 Racing to contest during a Italian Baja – turn 4 of
a 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup.


X-raid Team MINI ALL4 Racing drivers Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Bryce
Menzies (USA) line adult for Italian Baja debuts.


Munich. The 23rd Italian Baja takes place 23-26th
June, in a segment of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northeast Italy, with
a movement holding place on a rolling plains and stream beds around
a range of Pordenone.


Two MINI ALL4 Racing are lined adult opposite a vast entrance of
competitors, that should pledge fantastic cross-country rally
racing for a competing teams and a spectating crowds. Under the
ensign of X-raid Team, a dual MINI ALL4 Racing entries will be crewed
by Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and co-pilot Timo Gottschalk (GER) in car
#202, with Bryce Menzies (USA) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) in MINI ALL4
Racing #214.


The new partnership of Al Rajhi and Gottschalk has proven to be a
successful one. In a initial third of this year’s Fia Cross Country
World Cup, during Round 2, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2016, a pairing
netted a deserved second place result. The same foe finish position was
also achieved during Round 3, Qatar Sealine Cross Country Rally 2016. For
a Italian Baja, Al Rajhi is in a dynamic mood to go one better…


For America’s Bryce Menzies, a 2016 Italian Baja is usually his second
tour in a MINI ALL4 Racing. His initial full foe during a controls of a
MINI ALL4 Racing took place during a Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2016.
Considering he had never competed in such a extensive dried rally
competition, Menzies finished a foe in an extraordinary fourth place
with a gifted co-pilot Andreas Schulz (GER) during his side.


By utilising Al Rajhi and Menzies’ sundry convene practice (climate,
terrain, vehicles), they are proof to be pivotal components in X-raid
Team’s growth of a MINI ALL 4 Racing forward of a 2017 Dakar Rally.


Ongoing exam and growth work underneath foe conditions is paramount
to trustworthiness and performance, both of that are essential
mixture to securing success during a Dakar Rally – a ultimate in
prolonged stretch cross-country continuation rallies. The fact a MINI ALL4
Racing won a Dakar Rally opposite 4 uninterrupted years (2012-15) and
finished a 2016 book in second place pays covenant to this
continual growth regime.


Racing movement during a 2016 Italian Baja starts Friday 24th Jun with a
“shakedown” exam accessible for a competing teams. This will be
followed during 17:00 internal time by a fantastic timed Super Special
Stage (SSS – Leg 1) in a area of Cordenons.


The finish formula of SSS Leg 1will establish a start sequence for the
dual Special Stages (SS 2/3) of Leg 2, Saturday 25th June. Leg 3 on the
final day, Sunday 26th June, facilities dual serve Special Stages
before a final outcome late afternoon – formula that hopefully will
counterpart a MINI win achieved in a 2015 Italian Baja. For more
critical information per this year’s Italian Baja, greatfully vist:


Italian Baja
: MINI ALL4 Racing line up



Race calendar: 2016 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies.


19/02 – 22/02 Baja Russia
02/04 – 7/04 Abu Dhabi Desert
17/04 – 22/04 Sealine Cross-Country Rally Qatar
23/06 – 26/06 Italian Baja
22/07 – 24/07 Baja Aragón
– 14/08 HunGarian Baja

25/08 – 28/08 Baja Poland

03/10 – 08/10 Rallye Oilibya du Maroc
21/10 – 23/10 Baja
Portalegre 500


Find reports, photos and videos in high fortitude of prior MINI
ALL4 Racing activity on a BMW Media Website by clicking here.

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