Silk Way Rally 2018, First Edition, Stage 4: Astrakhan to Astrakhan.

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Silk Way Rally 2018

24 Jul 2018

 

Silk Way Rally 2018, First Edition, Stage 4: Astrakhan to Astrakhan
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  • MINI tops a personality house after Stage 4 of Silk Way Rally
    in Russia.
  • Yazeed Al Rajhi and co-driver Timo Gottschalk in a MINI John
    Cooper Works Rally finish Stage 4 in second and now lead Silk
    Way Rally
  • Joan ‘Nani’ Roma and Alex Haro in a second MINI John Cooper
    Works Rally finish third in stage.

 

Munich. MINI Motorsport leads a 2018 Silk Way Rally (First
Edition) after Yazeed Al Rajhi

(KSA) and co-driver
Timo Gottschalk (GER) achieved second place in today’s Stage 4
of a 7 theatre event. The second MINI John Cooper Works Rally of
Joan ‘Nani’ Roma (ESP) and co-driver Alex Haro (ESP) finished the
theatre in third place.

 

After 4 days of racing, a MINI Family crews have experienced
dry, rough conditions during Stage 1, and an overnight Marathon Stage
going into Stage 3, that meant usually drivers and their co-drivers
could use their vehicles.

 

Stage 3 incited out to be a sum conflicting of a dual previous
stages. Torrential sleet resulted in low sand along a lane and
caused problems for many competitors. This eventually led to the
organisers cancelling a stage. Interestingly, of a 3 race
vehicles that done it to a finish of a theatre but problems, two
were a MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars.

 

For Yazeed Al Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk, their heading position comes
after unchanging results. For a pairing of Roma and Haro, it is a
box of what could have been. During Stage 1, Roma was forced to
retire from a theatre after a rough conditions aggravated an old
injury. This meant a pairing were handed a time chastisement of 110
hours. Since then, Roma has driven like a male hexed to grasp a
fifth and dual third place finishes to pierce his MINI John Cooper Works
Rally to 222nd  overall.

 

Al Rajhi: “We are gay with carrying taken the
lead and demonstrates that we should never give adult – even if we have
mislaid some time on day one. We opted for a unequivocally tranquil proceed in
a prior stages and attempted to equivocate creation mistakes – we are really
happy with a strategy. We wish to be means to urge a lead in the
entrance stages and that things will keep on using as exquisitely for
us as they did so far. But there still are 3 prolonged days to go and
tomorrow we will have to competition a longest theatre of a entire
rally. Furthermore, a continue also creates for formidable conditions.
It’s raining a lot and consequently, a lane mostly is unequivocally slippery.”

 

Roma: “Unfortunately, we have got stomach problems
that forced me to take a five-minute rest today. But thereafter I
found a good stroke and succeeded in securing a good result. Apart
from that all is excellent – a MINI John Cooper Works Rally runs
ideally and a group does a illusory job. I’m unequivocally happy that
Yazeed took a lead for a team. I’m blissful to be contesting this
rally, nonetheless a outcome isn’t as good as we hoped for.”

 

Tomorrow’s Stage 5 (Astrakhan – Volgograd) is a longest theatre of
a 2018 Silk Way Rally (First Edition) and consists of 552.71km
distance, 443.79 of that are Special Stage racing opposite a clock.

 

For serve information on Silk Way Rally 2018 and a full rally
report greatfully click here.

 

Silk Way Rally 2018: altogether standings after Stage 4