2017 Dakar Rally
11 Jan 2017
2017 Dakar Rally – Stage 8:
Uyuni – Salta
- 4th place theatre finish for Hirvonen
- Terranova completes today’s theatre in 6th
- Four MINI sojourn in a altogether tip 10
Munich. The bad continue conditions continued for Stage 8 of
a 2017 Dakar yesterday, with a organisers creation a preference to
digest another territory of a route. The initial change to a road
book was done early in a day with a cutting of a initial part
of a special by 73km to restart during a limit with Argentina.
Additional changes were done after in a day when it became clear
that flooding on a highway to Salta done it unfit for any
vehicles to strech a designed finish point. Race organisers have now
reliable that today’s Stage 9, including a Super Belen, will be
cancelled – a preference means that 42% (1,400 km) of so distant planned
special stages (3,300 km) have been called off due to bad weather.
Yesterday’s formidable conditions meant that there was not many change
in positions with many of a MINI family competitors maintaining
their altogether position. Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Michel Perin (FRA)
once again cumulative a 4th place theatre finish in a #303
MINI John Cooper Works Rally automobile to sojourn in 5th place in
a altogether standings.
Just dual places behind them in a theatre was a #308 MINI John
Cooper Works Rally automobile of Orlando Terranova (ARG) and Andreas Schulz
(GER). The pairing remained on form with another consistent
opening that saw them say 7th position overall.
Completing a tip 10 in yesterday’s theatre finish was associate MINI
John Cooper Works Rally motorist Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and co-driver
Timo Gottschalk (DEU). Their central altogether position is still
theme an appeal.
Jakub Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) were in a initial MINI
ALL4 Racing automobile (#316) to finish a theatre in 14th. They
also hold on to their place in a altogether standings in 8th.
The remaining MINI ALL4 Racing pairings also finished Stage 8 with
Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) finishing in 17th, one
place forward of Boris Garafulic (ARG) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro
(POR) in a #314 MINI ALL4 Racing car. Sylvio de Barros (BR) and
Rafael Capoani (BR) finished a theatre in 20th position,
dual places in front of Stephan Schott (GER) and Paulo Fiuza (POR) in 22nd.
2017 Dakar Rally: MINI Family standings altogether after Stage 8.
Michel Périn (FRA)
Tom Colsoul (BEL)
Mohamed Abu Issa
Sylvio de Barros
Rafael Capoani (BR)
Paulo Fiuza (POR)
Yazeed Al Rajhi
*subject to appeal