2017 Rally Kazakhstan – Round 5, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

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2017 Rally Kazakhstan

18 May 2017

 

2017 Rally Kazakhstan –
Round 5, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup
.

 

  • Three general crews from a MINI Family to contest at
    2017 Rally Kazakhstan – a initial turn as partial of a FIA
    Cross Country Rally World Cup.
  • Mohamed Abu Issa and co-driver Xavier Panseri demeanour to
    serve their third place station in a 2017 FIA Cross Country
    Rally World Cup.
  • Yazeed Al-Rajhi
    and Timo Gottschalk take to a Kazakhstan’s dried and
    steppe regions in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally.
  • Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul
    in expansive mood after second-place outcome during Qatar Cross
    Country Rally (Round 4).

 

Munich. For a initial time, Rally Kazakhstan is an official
turn of a

FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup – and MINI with motorsport
partner X-raid is going all out for a outcome in a 2017 edition.
The 2500 km competition stretch takes place on a Western side of this
former Soviet Union territory, among a dunes and steppe regions
easterly of a Caspian Sea. Three MINI crews are reliable for this
lass race.

 

Following a compulsory technical scrutineering (20th May)
of all competing vehicles and aspirant reserve equipment, a start
of Rally Kazakhstan starts Sunday 21 May with Stage 1, a theatre of
337.6 km, of that 268.2 km are a special timed stage. There then
follows 5 serve stages over 5 days, a final theatre and race
finish completes on Friday 26th May, when a competitors
quarrel a final kilometres behind to a starting indicate of Aktau City.

 

Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and co-driver Xavier Panseri (FRA) presently
distortion in third place in a altogether standings of a FIA Cross Country
Rally World Cup. As was expected, this latest rally-raid partnership
is apropos a challenging package during a controls of a MINI competition car
and underneath a instruction of a vastly gifted X-raid team.

 

Taking adult a plea of a new locus on comparatively different ground
is a fast twin of Yazeed Al-Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER)
holding assign of an all-new MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#202). No
foreigner to dried conditions, Al-Rahji will no doubt be on a pace
in a silt and dunes sections that form a critical partial of this new
general cross-country rally.

 

If new success – second position on a soap-box during Round 4, Qatar
Cross Country Rally – is anything to go by, afterwards a eyes of
cross-country supporters should keep a pointy demeanour out for former Dakar
motorcyclist and Drift champion Jakub Przygonski (POL). Once again the
gifted Tom Colsoul (BEL) is in a Orlen Team (#206) co-driver
chair to beam a Polish motorist by a competition stages.

 

 

2017 Rally Kazakhstan: MINI line-up