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Dakar Rally 2018 – MINI Family prepared and fervent to start Dakar

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Dakar Rally 2018

05 Jan 2018

 

Dakar Rally 2018

MINI Family prepared and fervent to start Dakar

 

  • Seven MINI crews to foe Dakar 2018.
  • Race entrance of a all-new MINI John Cooper Works Buggy.
  • Four MINI John Cooper Works Rally also spearhead MINI
    plea to win Dakar – a biggest cross-country convene spectacle.

 

Munich. The start of a 40th book of Dakar –
a tenth in a benefaction South America entertainment – is now usually hours
away. Shakedown contrast is finish and a MINI family of seven
general two-man foe crews, together with a vast support
group from MINI Motorsport partner X-raid, are entirely prepared to
commence a hurdles a Dakar will positively present
via a 9,000 km stretch that spans 14 foe stages.

 

The 2018 Dakar takes place opposite 3 countries with a starting
indicate in Lima, Peru on Saturday 6th Jan 2018, before
channel into Bolivia and onwards to a finish line 14 stages later
in Argentina on 20 Jan 2018. Each nation will underline foe stages
that take place opposite healthy splendour, that also happens to host
a toughest cross-country racing conditions famous to male and machine.

 

Desert silt and dunes are equally as tough as a hilly ravines and
mountainsides that will be encountered along a way. Add temperatures
that will operation from +40°C to next frozen and racing during some-more than
3,000-metre altitude, it is distinct because completing Dakar is
deliberate to an equal outcome as holding a altogether win.

 

Seven MINI crews are lined adult to contest opposite nature, time and
associate Dakar four-wheel competitors and all are focused on achieving a
fifth altogether Dakar win for MINI. This year’s Dakar will see MINI
conflict for this ultimate fame with 3 of a all new rear-wheel
expostulate MINI John Cooper Works Buggy backing adult alongside 4 of the
worshiped all-wheel expostulate MINI John Cooper Works Rally.

 

The 3 crews behind a controls of a X-raid Team MINI John
Cooper Works Buggy contingent include of a Dakar-experienced Mikko
Hirvonen (FIN) with Andreas Schulz (DEU) as co-driver, and a equally
gifted Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (DEU). Joining
them as Dakar “rookies” are a American pairing of Bryce Menzies and
Peter Mortensen.

 

The 4 MINI John Cooper Works Rally crews also looking to lift the
fifth Dakar pretension for MINI are all seasoned Dakar veterans. Joan
‘Nani’ Roma (ESP), a former MINI leader of Dakar, will be assimilated by
Alex Haro (ESP). Fresh from their second-place outcome within a FIA
Cross Country Rally World Cup is a twin of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski
(POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL).

 

The final dual MINI John Cooper Works Rally crews are a Argentine
twin of Orlando Terranova and Bernardo Graue alongside Boris Garafulic
(CHI) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (PRT).

 

Stage 1, Lima-Pisco of Dakar 2018 (6th Jan 2018) is
deliberate a warm-up theatre to a following 13 Stages. Even so, this
initial day’s 31 km special theatre is only a start of 4 days
foe hold in prohibited sandy conditions and is certain to be equally
contrast for all Dakar competitors.

 

Talking forward of a start to Dakar 2018, Sven Quandt, CEO X-raid,
said: “It’s always a idea to make it onto a Dakar lectern –
something that is really probable with a all-new MINI John Cooper
Works Buggy and a latest MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Of course,
there are many variables we can’t control, such as a route, weather
and luck, that is something we really need to attain in a Dakar.”

 

 

For some-more information about Dakar 2018, greatfully revisit a host’s event
home page here.

 

Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI line-up

 

Driver

Co-driver

#

MINI

Team

Mikko Hirvonen
(FIN)

Andreas
Schulz
(DEU)

305

MINI
John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid Team

Bryce Menzies
(USA)

Peter
Mortensen
(USA)

310

MINI
John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid Team

Yazeed Al Rajhi
(KSA)

Timo
Gottschalk
(DEU)

314

MINI
John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid Team

Joan Roma
(ESP)

Alex Haro
(ESP)

302

MINI John Cooper Works
Rally

X-raid Team

Orlando Terranova
(ARG)

Bernardo
Graue
(Arg)

307

MINI
John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid Team

Jakub Przygonsk
(POL)

Tom
Colsoul
(BEL)

312

MINI
John Cooper Works Rally

Orlen Team

Boris Garafulic
(CHI)

Filipe
Palmeiro
(POR)

317

MINI
John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid Team

 

 

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