Three MINI ALL4 Racing ideally placed inside tip 5 after dual stages of 2016 Sealine Cross Country Rally (Qatar) – turn 3 of a 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup.

Posted on 20. Apr, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Press release

20 Apr 2016

 

Three MINI ALL4 Racing ideally placed inside tip 5 after
dual stages of 2016 Sealine Cross Country Rally (Qatar) – turn 3 of
a 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup.

 

On form Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) // Timo Gottschalk (GER) gentle in
second place. MINI ALL4 Racing also fill third and fourth places.

 

Munich. The 3 MINI ALL4 Racing competing in the
2016 Sealine Cross Country Rally (Qatar) are orderly lined adult for a
conflict stately as a competitors enter a final 3 stages of this
fantastic prolonged stretch dried rally.

 

After a successful initial tour this year during a new Abu Dhabi
Desert Challenge (Round 2), a MINI ALL4 Racing (#202) pairing of
Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) //co-driver Timo Gottschalk (GER) continue their
excellent form by completing a initial day (Stage 1, 18-04-2016) in second
place. Stage 2 (19-04-2016) saw a repeat second place finish to
say second overall.

 

Speaking after Stage 1, Al Rajhi said: “This is a initial time on
these marks for me with a MINI All4 Racing and it was a good stage.
We did a good pursuit while we are still training a car, so there is
some-more to come.”

 

As expected, a excellent dried sands and oppressive rocks took their fee on
many competitors. Delays from punctures and removing bogged down in
lax silt meant a drivers had to say their wits. Once again
a vastly gifted Russian pairing of Vladimir Vasilyev and
Konstantin Zhiltsov raced with integrity to finish Stage one in
fifth. After an heated conflict for a heading places during Stage 2,
Vasilyev finished a theatre by fixation his MINI ALL4 Racing #203
third to take third place altogether after day two.

 

The MINI ALL4 Racing (#205) of Ricardo Porém (POR) and Tom Colsoul
(BEL) done an well-developed start to a 2016 Sealine Cross Country
Rally with a glorious third place during a finish of a Stage 1. This result
is even some-more overwhelming when holding into comment this is Porém’s first
ever long-distance dried cranky nation rally. This outcome combined
with a excellent seventh place in Stage 2 places Porém fourth altogether with
3 stages to complete.

 

2016
Sealine Cross Country Rally
: MINI ALL4 Racing positions after Stage 2

 

 

 

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

 

19/02 – 22/02 Baja Russia
02/04 – 7/04 Abu Dhabi Desert
Challenge
17/04 – 22/04 Sealine Cross-Country Rally Qatar
08/05 – 15/05 Pharaons Rally
23/06 – 26/06 Italian Baja
22/07 – 24/07 Baja Aragón
11/08 – 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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