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DAKAR RALLY 2015: PETERHANSEL POWERS THROUGH TO MAINTAIN PLACE IN TOP 10

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DAKAR A FULL 2015

Peterhansel powers through to maintain place in top 10.

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10 January 2015

Iquique, Chile
Friday, January 9, 2015

The terrain on the sixth day of the Dakar Rally was yet another serious test for Team Peugeot-Total as they competed in the dunes of the Atacama Desert. After 277km of timed racing it was a fine result to have both cars safely back in the bivouac in Iquique.

After a moving farewell from Carlos Sainz this morning the team set about their hard work on another stage. Stéphane Peterhansel wasted no time in getting going as he recorded the fastest time of any driver through the first section of the special stage. The strong start was then temporarily halted by a problem with the car’s steering arm. “It was not a great day for us today,” explained Stéphane. “In the middle of the stage we had a problem with the steering. We had the spare part we needed inside the car so we were able to stop and make the change. We lost a lot of time but were able to carry on and reach the finish so that’s the main thing for us.»

Despite losing over 20 minutes Stéphane and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret were still able to record a respectable 20th place finish on the stage. The result keeps the French duo inside the top 10 of the overall classification as they head into tomorrow’s marathon stage, described by Stéphane as “the true spirit of the Dakar”.

The energy and excitement of car race newcomer Cyril Despres was still in evidence as he guided his PEUGEOT 2008 DKR along the route from Antofagasta to Iquique. Cyril’s latest lesson in four-wheel driving challenged him on stony tracks as well as mountainous sand dunes. Together with his experienced co-driver Gilles Picard they were able to maintain a steady pace throughout the stage to finish with the 32nd best time of the day to lift themselves to 45th overall.

“I spent the last two nights out on the stage,” said Cyril on arrival Iquique. “I finished the dunes in Copiapó around midnight and also arrived late to the bivouac after a tough stage yesterday. Racing the car is less physically tough than doing the Dakar on a bike, but it is more demanding mentally. It’s such a fantastic feeling to arrive in the bivouac each night and I’ll look forward to seeing how the other drivers and co-drivers cope with tomorrow’s marathon stage after experiencing this many times as a biker.”

A high altitude route awaits the drivers tomorrow who must manage their machines without assistance because they will spend the night separated from their team of mechanics under the rules of the marathon stage.

Tomorrow: SS7 (Iquique-Uyuni): Saturday 10 / 05:00am local time – 717km (SS 321km)

Results of SS6:
1. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)/Matthieu Baumel (FRA) Qatar Rally Team 2h 37m 18s
2. Giniel de Villiers (RSA)/Dirk von Zitzewitz (DEU) Toyota All Speed +00:00:37
3. Nani Roma (ESP)/Michel Périn (FRA) Mini +00:01:24
20. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA)/J-P Cottret (FRA) Team Peugeot-Total +00:30:24
32. Cyril Despres (FRA)/Gilles Picard (FRA) Team Peugeot-Total +00:59:19

Overall ranking after SS6:
1. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)/Matthieu Baumel (FRA) Qatar Rally Team 19h 30m 44se
2. Giniel de Villiers (RSA)/Dirk von Zitzewitz (DEU) Toyota All Speed +00:11:12
3. Yazeed Al-Rahji (SAU)/Timo Gottschalk (DEU) Toyota +00:28:44
4. Krzysztof Holowczyc (POL)/Xavier Panseri (FRA) Mini +01:00:53
5. Bernhard Ten Brinke (NLD)/Tom Colsoul (BEL) Toyota +01:04:23
6. Erik van Loon (NLD)/Wouter Roesegar (NLD) Mini +01:06:43
7. Christian Lavieille (FRA)/Pascal Maimon (FRA) Toyota +01:27:22
8. Carlos Sousa (PRT)/Paulo Fiuza (PRT) Mitsubishi +01:42:45
9. Ronan Chabot (FRA)/Gilles Pillot (FRA) SMG +01:49:27
10. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA)/J-P Cottret (FRA) Team Peugeot-Total +01:49:41
45. Cyril Despres (FRA)/Gilles Picard (FRA) Team Peugeot-Total +13:06:09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE ITALIAN RALLY JUNIOR 🇮🇹 🌎 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP UNVEILED IN CAMPIDOGLIO 🇮🇹 🌎

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THE ITALIAN RALLY JUNIOR 🇮🇹 🌎 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP UNVEILED IN CAMPIDOGLIO  🇮🇹  🌎
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This event took place in the presence of Assessor for Big Events of Roma Capitale Alessandro Onorato, Automobile Club d’Italia’s President Ing. Angelo Sticchi Damiani, CONI’s President Giovanni Malagò, the General Director of ACI’s Motorsport Marco Ferrari, the General Director of ACI Sport Marco Rogano, Automobile Club Roma’s President Giuseppina Fusco, the Vice President of Consiglio Regionale Lazio Daniele Leodori, Renault Italia’s Marketing Director Biagio Russo, Sparco’s Brand Manager Niccolò Bellazzini, Pirelli Rally Product Manager for Italy Walter Nicola and Motorsport Italia’s boss Max Rendina.
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In the pictures: on top, the crews, on the right the Renault Clio Rally 5.
The Campidoglio at a glance (lower left), Sara Carra, the first woman in the CIAR Junior, on the new Sparco racing seat (lower right).
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#MotorsportItaliaTV 🇮🇹 🌏 THE WEB CHANNEL STARTS 🇮🇹 🌏 ▶️ https://motorsportitalia.tv/

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#MotorsportItaliaTV 🇮🇹 🌏 THE WEB CHANNEL STARTS 🇮🇹 🌏
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The channel will technically be an OTT, therefore operational both on the web and on Hbbtv MS + (Plus), reachable by pressing the red button on the remote control on enabled televisions, within the digital terrestrial channel 402 MS Sport. In addition, all the scheduled contents, live and on demand, will also be visible through the Motorsport Italia TV app very soon available for all devices using IOS (Apple) or Android operating systems.
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Not only recorded and in-depth content, but also direct such as the one that on Wednesday 23 at 18:30, contextual to the ACI Sport TV broadcast, will allow you to follow all the phases of the presentation of the Italian Junior Rally Absolute Championship from the Campidoglio, in Rome. , and the official preview of the Rally di Roma Capitale 2022, ready to blow out the first ten candles.
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