Silk Way Rally 2016 – Al Rajhi places MINI ALL4 Racing in second place altogether after Day 3. Four of a 5 MINI ALL4 Racing family inside heading tip ten.

Posted on 12. Jul, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Press release

11 Jul 2016


Silk Way Rally 2016 – Al Rajhi places MINI ALL4 Racing in
second place altogether after Day 3. Four of a 5 MINI ALL4 Racing
family inside heading tip ten.


Atrocious continue conditions (10-07-2016) forced termination of Silk
Way Rally Leg 2 Kazan to Ufa. Leg 3 ends with dual MINI ALL4 Racing in
tip five.


Munich. Today’s Leg 3 of a Silk Way Rally signalled
a start of perfectionist prolonged stretch cross-country convene driving.
After a brief though fantastic Special Stage of Leg 1, a 5 MINI
ALL4 Racing crews were penetrating to uncover what they and their MINI ALL4
Racing were able of from a start of Leg 2 (10-07-2016).


Unfortunately, a prior days of sleet had caused many of a route
marks to flood. With a hazard of nonetheless some-more aroused storms forcing
a support helicopters to sojourn grounded, a Silk Way Rally
organising group reluctantly had to cancel Leg 2 and a competitors
gathering nurse to Ufa for today’s start of Leg 3.


Leg 3 saw some quick pulling opposite mostly sand marks and resulted
in a MINI ALL4 racing #103 of Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo
Gottschalk (GER) completing a territory in second position.


Al Rajhi: “For me all was ok. After 20k we held another car
and unfortunately we had to follow in his dirt for utterly a long
distance. It was a good theatre and we had a possibility to make improved time,
though second is a good place to start tomorrow. we have a really good
co-driver and he done a theatre really easy for us.”


Also pulling hard, though in a protected and secure manner, a MINI ALL4
Racing twin of Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS) and Konstantin Zhiltsov (RUS)
netted a plain fourth place after 815.15km of pulling – 271.63km of
that consisted of a Special Stage.


The MINI ALL4 Racing #106 of Aidyn Rakhimbayev (KAZ) and Anton
Nikolaev (RUS) finished Leg 3 in sixth place and are now sixth
overall. Talking about Leg 3, Rakhimbayev said: “It was really twisty
and narrow. One time we jumped and strike something with a front of the
car. We stopped to check everything, though a automobile was excellent and we went
on. Of course, we mislaid some mins though that’s okay. we am still
gaining experience!”


Harry Hunt (GB) and Andreas Schulz (GER) in a MINI ALL4 Racing #105
didn’t transport so good today, completing Leg 3 in ninth position. “It was
utterly a tough theatre for us,” pronounced Hunt. “I didn’t find it really easy at
all. There were a lot of marks by a weed so it was utterly hard
to see brazen and afterwards we strike a H2O splash. Then we got mislaid a little
bit. And afterwards again. But we are here and looking brazen to tomorrow.”


Bauyrzhan Issabayev (KAZ) and Vladimir Demyanenko (RUS) in a MINI
ALL4 Racing #109 upheld Leg 3’s finish indicate in 11th. In a overall
standings, Issabayev has changed adult one place from 12th after Leg 1 to
11th – hopefully a tip 10 fixation is on a cards after tomorrow’s
Leg 4: Kostanay to Astana.


The Silk Way Rally has now changed serve easterly from Russia to
Kazakhstan. This change in track will also move with it a change in
“rally time”. Until currently “rally time” was GTM +3. In a dusk the
time will change to GTM +6 creation a overnight stopover and sleep
time, for all concerned, really short.


For serve information about a Silk Way Rally 2016, greatfully visit:




Silk Way Rally 2016: MINI ALL4 Racing



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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