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Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 – Round 3, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

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Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

21 Mar 2018


Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018Round 3,
FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup



  • MINI to foe Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018
    with 6 general crews.
  • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally
    aims to say his lead position in a FIA Cross Country Rally
    World Cup.
  • The MINI Family grows with 3 drivers competing during Abu
    Dhabi for a initial time with MINI racing machinery.


Munich. The
Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018
is the
third turn of a 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and
a initial prolonged stretch convene of a this season’s championship.
Race movement starts on Saturday 24th Mar with a short
Super Special Stage to establish a starting sequence for Special
Stage 1 (SS1) – a initial of 5 – on Sunday 25th March.


A sum of 1,308 kilometres will be raced off-road during five
special stages hold over 5 days. Stage 5 on Thursday
29th Mar will also be a final day of a event. Because
of a severe stretch and dried turf involved, a Abu Dhabi
Desert Challenge attracts tip moody competition. It is also a event
where MINI has taken a win 4 times in 7 years.


Hoping to grasp another Abu Dhabi win for MINI is stream personality of
a 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski
(POL). He will, of course, be assimilated by his unchanging co-driver Tom
Colsoul (BEL). This twin will once again be during a controls of a MINI
John Cooper Works Rally, using underneath a ensign of Orlen Team.


Also opposed for excellence in Abu Dhabi will be another longstanding MINI
Family crew. Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) are
looking brazen to their initial central MINI tour of 2018 given the
Dakar in Jan 2018. They too will be racing for a win in a MINI
John Cooper Works Rally.


Another initial tour from a MINI stay given Dakar 2018 – and first
central foe during a FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup eventuality – is the
considerable MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. This rear-wheel expostulate racing
appurtenance is there not only to constraint tip mark on a podium, though as
partial of a ongoing growth programme.


Taking a circle of this latest MINI cross-country racing automobile is Luc
Alphand (FRA). A former downhill skier, he has already achieved
important success in off-road foe with, arguably, his best
outcome being leader of a 2006 Dakar. Joining Alphand in a cockpit
of a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy is gifted co-driver Andreas
Schulz (GER).


Another motorist holding assign of a MINI for a initial time is Eugenio
Amos (ITA). This former GT Endurance Series challenger done his switch
to cross-country convene in 2015. In 2016 he finished his initial Dakar
on a corresponding cart and has continued to file his rally-raid
skills ever since. His initial foe underneath a wing of a MINI Family
will be with reputable co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) and in a MINI
ALL4 Racing.


Another visitor to a MINI family – and his initial ever long
stretch cross-country convene – is Kris Rosenberger (AUT). Although the
Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge will be Rosenberger’s initial tour in a
MINI ALL4 Racing, he is a proficient convene and circuit motorist in his
home nation of Austria, and has competed within WRC. Joining
Rosenberger during a controls will be convene gifted Nicola Bleicher (AUT).


Back once again to say his adore for dried cross-country action
is a really gifted Stephan Schott (GER). At age 64, this Dakar
maestro is a master in all areas of competition, from pushing to
co-driver and more; what is some-more he shows no pointer in negligence down.
Sitting subsequent to this maestro of convene competition will be Portuguese
co-driver Paulo Fiúza.



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Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018: MINI line up