Dakar – A record crew list for Team X-Raid

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Published on 11/11/2015 à 15:15

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Dakar – A record crew list for Team X-Raid

Team X-Raid will engage 12 Mini All4 Racing at the 2016 Dakar played from January 3 to 16 in Bolivia and Argentina. This is the first time that the Frankfurt (Germany) structure led by Sven Quandt will field so many crews in the famous event of rally-raid, the previous record in 2014 being eleven vehicles.

Nasser Al-Attiyah and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel will try to maintain their victory acquired last year, the Qatari having a total of two successes with his first place acquired in 2011 in a Volkswagen Touareg 3.

Nani Rome, victorious in 2014, will be back now co-driven by his compatriot Alex Haro.

Orlando Newfoundland will team up with Bernardo Graue playing at home. “We can be fast on many terrains. The balance of the car is also incredible. I have a lot of pressure since the course will pass a lot in Argentina, but above all I want to be in the fight for victory”, commented the local pilot.

Mikko Hirvonen will compete in his first Dakar alongside Michel Périn. The former pilot of WRC prepared by competing in the Baja Aragon (Spain) held from July 24 to 26 where he took third place and the Rally of Morocco from October 3 to 9 where he finished fifth. “I will just look to reach the finish. I lack experience compared to most of the competitors”, underlined the Finn.

The list of drivers in the colors of Team Hunt (Andreas Schulz), Guo Meiling (Min Liao), Boris Garafulic (Filipe Palmeiro), Stephan Scott (Holm Schmidt) and Erik van Loon (Wouter Rosegaar).

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