Rally Oilibya of Maroc 2016 finished with 3 MINI ALL4 Racing in a final tip five. Challenging North Africa turf proves to be profitable exam forward of countdown to 2017 Dakar Rally

Posted on 10. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Press release

10 Oct 2016


Rally Oilibya of Maroc 2016 finished with 3 MINI ALL4
Racing in a final tip five. Challenging North Africa terrain
proves to be profitable exam forward of countdown to
2017 Dakar Rally


Russian twin Vasilyev / Zhilstsov finish Rally Oilibya of Maroc 2016
with third place. Terranova (ARG) / Fiúza (POR) take fourth.
Przygonski (POL) / Colsoul (BEL) secure fifth spot. Garafulic (CHI) /
Palmeiro (POR) sign tip 10 fixation with ninth place.


Munich. 1885 km of varying degrees of difficult
turf valid to be ideal contrast conditions for a MINI ALL4 Racing
family via a 6 days of a Rally Oilibya of Maroc 2016.
Performance and continuance testing, along with framework set-up, were
priority for a crews and these were achieved with success by approach of reward.


Three MINI ALL4 Racing placed inside a altogether tip 5 results.
The long-standing pairing of Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS) and Konstantin
Zhilstsov (RUS) finished third during a finish of a hotly contested
dried rally. A conspicuous feat indeed deliberation their
ultimate aim was to secure information forward of a Dakar Rally in
Jan 2017.


“We are happy,” pronounced Vasilyev. “The MINI ALL4 Racing ran unequivocally well.
We had no problems whatsoever – conjunction technical nor when it came to
pushing and navigating. For us, it was about contrast a automobile and the
cessation in particular.”


Another superb opening was also displayed in Morocco by
gifted organisation members Orlando Terranova (ARG) / Paulo Fiúza (POR).
Together they placed their MINI ALL4 Racing fourth overall. Utilising
Orlando’s South American home believe and inclination in automobile set
adult means a MINI ALL4 Racing organisation family for Dakar 2017 will be
technically prepared for a ‘Big One’.


Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Coulsoul (BEL) not usually achieved a
pretentious outcome with fifth place overall, though also highlighted how
quick a Polish motorist can be with larger familiarisation of the
MINI ALL4 Racing.


“Last year, my knowledge with a automobile in a dunes was limited,”
pronounced Przygonski “Now, a fifth place reflects a swell we made.
The team-work with Tom is great; we pronounce a same language. Fifth
place is a unequivocally excellent outcome and we wish that we also will be quick during Dakar.”

The fourth MINI ALL4 Racing to finish in a tip 10 formula was that
of Boris Garafulic (CHL) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR). The six
days of heated and strenuous racing opposite some extreme terrain
apparently supposing larger knowledge for a motorist from Chile but
generally a Marathon Stage where an overnight bivouac meant no
outward servicing assistance.


The MINI ALL4 Racing crews of Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and co-driver
Timo Gottschalk (GER) and Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) /Michel Périn (FRA) did
not transport so good in Morocco. Bad fitness and illness forced both crews
into retirement from a competition though not before returning invaluable
feedback from a lonesome stages.


Baja Portalegre 500 is a final turn of a FIA Cross Country World
Cup. Although not a prolonged stretch event, a racing movement will fast
and mad and another ideal venue for contrast forward of a 2017
Dakar Rally.



Rally Oilibya of Maroc 2016
: MINI ALL4 Racing final standings



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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