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2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally

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Qatar Cross Country Rally

13 Apr 2017


2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally – Round 4, FIA Cross Country
Rally World cup.


  • MINI John Cooper Works Rally creates 2017 Cross Country Rally debut
  • Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) lead the
    MINI charge
  • Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) aim some-more success
  • Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) start
    their season.


Munich. Following impassioned contrast and growth during the
perfectionist 2017 Dakar Rally, a MINI John Cooper Works Rally will
make a entrance in a

2017 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies during the
stirring Qatar Cross Country Rally

on 17-22 Apr 2017. Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo
Gottschalk (GER) will commander a automobile opposite 1,994km and 5 stages
during a eventuality that has been won twice by MINI.


Two MINI ALL4 Racing cars will also be among a competitors of the
FIA category and crewed by privateers from a MINI Family. Mohamed Abu
Issa (QAT) and co-driver Xavier Panseri (FRA) will be looking to build
on their success in Abu Dhabi where a pairing finished a third
turn of a array in a tip three. It is a home competition for Abu
Issa, who is accustomed to a Qatar terrain, that presents a brew of
sand, dunes and hilly sections.


Joining them on a super special theatre and 4 serve special
stages will be Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) who
reunite after contesting a MINI in this year’s Dakar.


The track for this year’s eventuality has been somewhat condensed formed on
refinements done following aspirant feedback in 2016. The long
special theatre from final year has been private and a convene has been
designed with a some-more severe route, opposite a incomparable geographical
area, though with reduction hard sections.


Scrutineering will take place on Monday 17 Apr with competition action
commencement with a new 564km Super Special Stage tighten to Doha on
Tuesday 18 April.