Rally legend Loeb moves in to contention with strong pace on second day of Dakar as Mini lose one of their cars due to a crash.
Mistakes cost Mini dearly during the Dakar Rally, according to Team Principal Sven Quandt, but he was full of praise for fifth place finisher Jakub Przygonski.
Nasser Al-Attiyah took his third stage win of the 2018 Rally Dakar with victory on stage 12 to cement his third place. In the Trucks Eduard Nikolaev retakes the lead from Federico Villagra, but only by one second with two days left to run.
Nani Roma’s Dakar Rally is over after a roll during Monday’s third stage, while Mikko Hirvonen also saw his chances all-but-end after getting stuck in a sand dune and losing two hours to the stage winner.
Sven Quandt admitted Mini were compromised with their all-wheel drive cars during this year’s Dakar Rally compared to those running two-wheel drive machines.
Stephane Peterhansel withstood last minute pressure from Team-mate Sébastien Loeb to win the 2017 Dakar Rally. Sam Sunderland became the first ever British competitor to win the Dakar by taking victory in the Bikes category.
Stephane Peterhansel retakes the lead of the 2017 Dakar Rally from team-mate Sébastien Loeb after having his times re-adjusted after stopping to help a fallen competitor. Sam Sunderland’s comfortable lead in the bikes becomes even more comfortable after the withdrawal of his closest challenger.
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MINI All4 Racing will be fielding five crews for the 2016 Rallye du Maroc in Morocco, the final testing ground before the 2017 Dakar Rally in January.
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Loeb leads Team Peugeot-Total to another 1-2-3 victory as competitors complete second part of the marathon stage.
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