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2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally

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Qatar Cross Country Rally

19 Apr 2017


2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally – Round 4, FIA Cross Country
Rally World cup. MINI leads after Special Stage 2.


  • Stage win for Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL).
  • Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) 2nd overall.
  • Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) in tip five.


Munich. MINI leads a approach after Special Stage 2 during a 2017
Qatar Cross Country Rally. A theatre win for Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski
(POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) in a #214 automobile sees a pairing during the
tip of a altogether standings in their initial competition on a 2017 FIA
Cross Country World Championship calendar. Fellow MINI competitors
Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) in a MINI John
Cooper Works Rally are in second position, only 1:25.00 behind the
leaders, with a third organisation of Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and co-driver
Xavier Panseri (FRA) in a second MINI ALL4 Racing also sitting
inside a tip five.


The MINI contenders dominated record during a dried eventuality with
Abu Issa remaining in third position, behind Przygonski and Al Rajhi,
for a infancy of a day’s racing during his home event. However, a
puncture after on in a theatre saw a #206 automobile dump behind to fifth
position during a finish line.


Przygonski: “Today was a initial genuine and prolonged stage
and it was really, unequivocally good for us. Tom and we knew we could win the
stage. The navigation was formidable and we had some dunes towards the
end, though we upheld some other cars and it was some unequivocally good racing.
we am unequivocally happy. Tomorrow will be formidable since we have to open
a stage. We need to stay focussed.”


Al Rajhi: “It was a good start, notwithstanding a few
problems. We had one tiny mistake with a navigation, though second
place is good for me and we have a good starting position for tomorrow.”


Abu Issa: “In yesterday’s super special stage, I
unequivocally attempted to push. The navigation of today’s theatre was utterly tough,
though we did well. Our gait was utterly good. For 70% of a theatre we were
3rd altogether though afterwards we had a puncture and this costs us
3 minutes.”


The convene concludes on Saturday 22 April.


Qatar Cross Country Rally: MINI altogether positions after SS2