Dakar: Ernst Moser - Volkswagen Motorsport interview

Three questions to Ernst Moser, Team Boss Phoenix Sport (Lagos Team) After the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally, Carlos Sousa holds third place overall in a Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 from Lagos Team, run by Phoenix Sport. Are you surprised by ...

Three questions to Ernst Moser, Team Boss Phoenix Sport (Lagos Team)

After the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally, Carlos Sousa holds third place overall in a Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 from Lagos Team, run by Phoenix Sport. Are you surprised by this?

"There's no denying that the rally has run fantastically well until now. Carlos Sousa won a stage, and he led the rally up to the second stage. We receive excellent material and great support from Volkswagen, our Race Touareg is identical to the factory cars. We thought that things could be good. But is also a surprise for us that things are running so well. I really hope that this trend continues."

What are your targets?

"We'll attempt to defend our position all the way to the rest day in Atar on 13 January, which is followed by the marathon stage. After that, the field will almost certainly be even more spread out and the rally even harder."

How big is the Team Lagos team, and how is the cooperation with Volkswagen functioning?

"We are in fact a small, but extremely close-knit team that has benefited enormously from its experience gained during the Dakar Rally in 2006 when we supported Mark Miller's factory car. There are eleven team members following in a Service-Truck, a T5 van and a Service-Touareg. In addition, we also receive excellent support in many areas from Volkswagen Motorsport."

-credit: vw motorsport

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Series Dakar
Drivers Mark Miller , Carlos Sousa
Teams Volkswagen Motorsport