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Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 01, Lima

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Dakar Rally 2019

07 Jan 2019

 

Dakar Rally 2019

Stage 01, Lima – Pisco

 

  • First theatre of Dakar 2019 ends with 3 MINI cars in the
    tip five.
  • All 8 MINI crews arrive during Pisco – 5 inside a tip ten.
  • Carlos Sainz in a MINI JCW Buggy sits gentle in second.
  • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) places MINI JCW Rally third.

 

 

Munich. Dakar 2019 is a 41st book of the
singular Dakar Rally and currently (7th January) saw a first
of 10 stages finish with good news for MINI Motorsport and
motorsport partner X-raid when all 8 MINI crews finished the
331 km Stage 1 though incident.

 

Leading a assign into tomorrow’s Stage 2 for MINI Motorsport will
be a Spanish pairing of Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz of X-raid MINI
JCW Team. The fortifying Dakar pretension holders placed their MINI JCW
Buggy in second place during theatre end.

 

Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and co-driver Tom Colsoul (BEL) –
winners of a 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup – continued
their run of good form by fixation their MINI JCW Rally third overall.

 

Fifth place was filled by a second of 5 MINI JCW Rally cars
competing in this year’s Dakar, crewed by Yazeed Al-Rajhi (KSA) and
long-term co-driver Timo Gottschalk (GER).

 

The fourth MINI car inside a tip 10 was a MINI JCW Buggy of
Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) / David Castera (FRA) in seventh spot.
Three places serve behind in tenth mark and usually 4min 25sec off the
winning time was a third MINI JCW Buggy of Frenchmen Cyril Despres
and Jean Paul Cottret.

 

Just outward of a tip 10 were a dual MINI JCW Rally cars of Joan
‘Nani’ Roma (ESP) / Alex Haro (ESP) and Orlando Terranova (ARG) /
Bernardo ‘Ronnie’ Graue (ARG). The dual MINI crews finished in
11th and 12th respectively.

 

Boris Garafulic (CHI) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) in the
fifth MINI John Cooper Works Rally finished Stage 1 16th
altogether from a starting list of 100 competitors in a Auto category.

 

Carlos Sainz

“Really no vital problems. We knew some-more or reduction what we were going to
find and we stranded to a plan. We didn’t wish to open tomorrow so we
took it a bit easy.”

 

Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski

“It was utterly a tough special stage, usually 80kms though it was really
quick and a shadows expel from a object being adult in a clouds made
prominence some-more difficult, so it was not so easy to see where the
dunes went adult or down. But we were pulling with no risks and we were
unequivocally happy that we could keep with a stroke of a Dakar legends.
Tomorrow is for certain a prolonged theatre and a start of a race.”

 

Yazeed Al-Rajhi

“It was a good day, we gathering good and didn’t take any risks.  We were
stranded in a dirt of Harry Hunt for a prolonged time though it was all ok and
we are fifth now, that is good.”

 

Stéphane Peterhansel

“The initial theatre is always a same story when we start a race
after a few weeks or months though racing – we feel not really
assured and generally since a dunes of Peru are not a same as
a dunes in Morocco for example. For me, we need a small bit of time
to be confident, so we motionless to start not unequivocally with a full attack.”

 

Cyril Despres

“Dakar is always a brew of emotions; we adore this competition and we adore this
pursuit so day one always gives a good feeling. It was generally good
currently since there was no vigour to pull hard. It’s easy to enjoy
it when we are usually in a stroke – unequivocally cool!”

 

Joan ‘Nani’ Roma

“It’s always a small bit strange, a initial day, and also a delay
for an hour is not easy when we are in your helmet ready. In the
beginning, we felt like we started unequivocally solemnly though was so quick that I
held Loeb in front of me and after that we unequivocally didn’t know if I
went fast; we unequivocally mislaid all of my indicate of reference. But anyway, it
is good to start tomorrow a small serve behind and that was partly
a plan. Maybe we mislaid a notation or dual some-more than designed though it is ok.”

 

Orlando Terranova

“It was an easy initial stage. We took it really easy to comfortable adult and made
some final changes to a chair position; we achieved improved speed in
a final 30 km so it was good.”

 

 

Next competition is Stage 2, Pisco – San Juan de Marcona. For more
information about Dakar 2019, greatfully revisit a host’s eventuality home page
here.

 

 

Dakar Rally 2019
: MINI standings after Stage 1

 

Pos

Driver

Co-driver

#

MINI

Team

Time

2nd

 

Carlos
Sainz
(ESP)

Lucas
Cruz
(ESP)

300

MINI
John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid MINI JCW Team

001:03:40

+00:01:59

3rd

 

Jakub
Przygonski
(POL)

Tom Colsoul
(BEL)

303

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

Orlen X-raid Team

 

001:03:41

+00:02:00

5th

 

Yazeed
Al-Rajhi
(KSA)

Timo Gottschalk
(GER

314

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid MINI JCW Rally
Team

001:04:09

+00:02:28

7th

 

Stéphane
Peterhansel
(FRA)

David Castera
(FRA)

304

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid MINI JCW Team

001:04:38

+00:02:57

10th

 

Cyril
Despres
(FRA)

Jean Paul Cottret
(FRA)

308

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

X-raid MINI JCW Team

001:06:06

+00:04:25

11th

 

Joan
Roma
(ESP)

Alex
Haro
(ESP)

307

MINI
John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid MINI JCW Rally Team

001:06:26

+00:04:45

12th

 

Orlando
Terranova
(ARG)

Bernardo Graue
(ARG)

310

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid MINI JCW Rally
Team

001:06:51

+00:05:10

16th

 

Boris
Garafulic
(CHI)

Filipe Palmeiro
(POR)

321

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

X-raid MINI JCW Rally
Team

001:08:28

+00:06:47