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2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally

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Qatar Cross Country Rally

22 Apr 2017


2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally – Round 4, FIA Cross Country
Rally World cup. The MINI organisation on a lectern with Przygonski and Colsoul.


  • Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) win final stage.
  • 2nd place altogether for Przygonski and Colsoul.
  • Second MINI in a tip 5 with Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and
    Xavier Panseri (FRA).


Munich. A final theatre win for Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL)
and Tom Colsoul (BEL) in a #214 MINI ALL4 Racing during a 2017 Qatar
Cross Country Rally saw a pairing place 2nd altogether in the
standings during a perfectionist dried race. Przygonski and Colsoul put
in unchanging performances to quarrel for a tip mark opposite a five
stages of a revised track for this year’s rally, eventually taking
a altogether runners-up position in 2nd on a podium.

The MINI organisation of Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and co-driver Xavier Panseri
(FRA) in a second MINI ALL4 Racing were not distant behind, with a
4th place finish in a final special theatre to put Abu Issa
5th altogether during his home race. The #206 automobile finished only 12 seconds
behind 4th place after a clever pull in a final stage.

Fellow MINI competitors Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk
(GER) in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally were reduction fortunate, being
forced to finish a final theatre early in a day after using out of
gangling tyres as a outcome of several punctures from a hard terrain.

Przygonski: “Qatar Rally was really, unequivocally good for
us. We were pulling from a beginning; it was unequivocally tough navigation
though Tom did a good job. We were fighting all a approach to a finish and
unequivocally pulling in a final theatre and in a finish we finished only 28
seconds forward of Poulter in 3rd place, that is amazing
after 10 hours of racing to have such a tiny difference. The automobile was
unequivocally good, it was good prepared, we had good speed and no problems.”


Abu Issa: “We were so tighten to a podium; a whole
of a tip 5 were only 14 mins apart, so 2nd and 3rd place were
so tighten within a reach. We had a good competition though we were a bit
detrimental and I’m a bit dissapoint to have not reached a lectern for my home
race, that would have been nice.”



Qatar Cross Country Rally: MINI altogether positions in final standings