2017 Dakar Rally

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2017 Dakar Rally

13 Jan 2017


2017 Dakar Rally – Stage 10: Chilecito – San Juan, 751 km


  • Al Rajhi earnings to form with 4th place theatre finish
  • Terranova completes today’s theatre in 5th; now 6th overall
  • Garafulic now in 7th place overall; Przygonski 8th


Munich. After another cancelled leg of a lane (Stage 9)
yesterday, racing resumed during a 2017 Dakar currently as a competitors
over from Chilecito to finish 751 some-more tiresome kilometres to
strech a Stage 10 finish during San Juan. With only dual some-more legs of the
competition to go after today’s stage, all drivers are pulling tough to
grasp a clever altogether finish. It was Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and
co-driver Timo Gottschalk (DEU) in a #306 MINI John Cooper Works
Rally automobile that came to a front today, serious a frontrunners
and finishing 4th in a stage.


Al Rajhi’s provisional altogether place in a standings is now
31st though this is theme to interest after a Saudi driver
withdrew from a competition in an progressing theatre due to serious altitude
sickness. Having recovered, he is now aggressive any theatre with the
aim of climbing behind adult a contingent ranking.


Al Rajhi: “It was a good day for us. we attempted to pull tough and we got
4th, that is good since we didn’t take any risks. The
lane was really bumpy, a lot of stream beds, it was offiste and a lot of
formidable roads.”


Just one place behind Al Rajhi in today’s theatre was a #308 MINI
John Cooper Works Rally automobile of Orlando Terranova (ARG) and Andreas
Schulz (GER). The span continued to uncover coherence with another
plain performance, securing 5th in Stage 10 to pierce up
another place in a altogether standings to 6th.


Terranova: “Today’s theatre was nice. It was really formidable navigation
and it was formidable to a find a approach in a initial river, though we
attempted to pull and a automobile worked perfect.”


Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Michel Perin (FRA), who have, to date, been
a many widespread of a MINI family in this year’s Dakar, faced a
formidable day in a #303 MINI John Cooper Works Rally. A collision
with a lorry during today’s theatre was only one of many difficulties
that saw a span remove poignant time, though they battled on, and
finished a theatre in 37th to dump to 15th overall.


“A lot happened today,” pronounced Hirvonen. “We got punctures, mislaid and
also stranded for an hour. After all that difficulty we were following two
trucks, when one of a trucks upheld a other. The slower one got in
his dirt and went off. We were entrance solemnly though he was still halfway
on a highway and we strike his rear. There was no genuine repairs though we could
not retreat and a lorry didn’t see us when he topsy-turvy – he doubled
a carp and pennyless a radiator. We were regulating that for like one
and half hour. Finally, we are here!”


Boris Garafulic (ARG) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) were in the
initial MINI ALL4 Racing automobile to finish a stage. The #314 automobile finished
11th currently to pierce adult to 7th place in the
altogether standings.


Garafulic: “Today was good though it was demanding, really tough with a lot
of hills. It was a really prolonged day, 42 degrees and 11 hours, so we
suffered a lot though it was good. Filipe was good today; he was a very
large partial of a outcome in how tough he attempted to not make any navigation
mistakes. So happy! ”


The subsequent MINI to finish today’s plea was a #322 MINI ALL4
RACING driven by Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) with support from co-driver
Xavier Panseri (FRA).


Abu Issa: “The theatre was really good; it was utterly difficult. It was
really hilly in a commencement though we were perplexing to keep pace, it was
really dry from a trucks too though altogether it was not a bad day. The
second partial of a theatre was really quick and we consider we did okay.”


Stephan Schott (GER) and Paulo Fiuza (POR) also finished Stage 10,
finishing in 17th place to secure 16th overall.


It was a formidable theatre for Jakub Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul
(BEL) in a #316 MINI ALL4 Racing car. Navigational problems saw
a span finish a theatre in 24th place though they have
confirmed a tip 10 place with 8th position .0.


Sylvio de Barros (BR) and Rafael Capoani (BR) finished a theatre in
29th. They are now 19th overall.


2017 Dakar Rally: MINI Family standings altogether after Stage 10.









Orlando Terranova

Andreas Schulz


X-raid Team




Boris Garafulic

Filipe Palmeiro


X-raid Team




Jakub Przygonski

Tom Colsoul (BEL)






Mohamed Abu Issa

Xavier Panseri


X-raid Team




Mikko Hirvonen

Michel Périn (FRA)






Stephan Schott

Paulo Fiuza (POR)






Sylvio de Barros

Rafael Capoani (BR)






Yazeed Al Rajhi

Timo Gottschalk


X-raid Team



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