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marzo 29, 2018 - BMW

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 – Round 3, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup

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Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 – Round 3, #fiacrosscountryrally World Cup .

  • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski and co-driver Tom Colsoul in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally secure second place result.
  • Three MINI crews complete #abudhabidesertchallenge inside the top ten.
  • Luc Alphand’s long-awaited return to cross-country rally in a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy proves to be a successful decision.

Munich. The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 – the third round of the 2018 #fiacrosscountryrally World Cup – completed today with MINI figuring highly in the overall results. The highest place MINI Family crew was that of in-form Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and his regular co-driver Tom Colsoul (BEL). The dynamic duo finished second after 1,300 km of off-road special stages held over five days.

Once again, the soft sands and high dunes proved to be tough going throughout race distance and were the undoing of several competitors. The other natural obstacle encountered for all competitors was the intense heat, which had many drivers falling victim to tiredness and heat sickness.

Experience from international rallying – especially in the desert regions – paid dividends for the MINI Family crew of Stephan Schott (GER) and co-driver Paulo Fiúza (POR). Even though Schott is one of the senior drivers, his years of competitive know-how definitely helped him take his MINI ALL4 #racing to fifth overall, and the second highest placed MINI.


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