Dakar: Volkswagen Motorsport day 14 quotes

Team quotes after leg 13 Kris Nissen (Volkswagen Motorsport Director) "The 13th leg ended well for Volkswagen with another stage victory along with places three, four and ten. The special stage was tough, the route covered with lots of deep ...

Team quotes after leg 13

Kris Nissen (Volkswagen Motorsport Director)
"The 13th leg ended well for Volkswagen with another stage victory along with places three, four and ten. The special stage was tough, the route covered with lots of deep potholes. The drivers confirmed that the suspension works well on this type of surface. The team invests a lot of effort and ambition every day to prepare the cars in an optimum manner. Our planning, which we established before the rally, fully pays off because we're making prudent use of our resources."

#301 -- Giniel de Villiers (RSA), 10th place (leg) / 11th place overall
"We started from 22nd place. On such a fast stage the dust kicked up by the cars in front doesn't give you a chance to overtake. We decided not to take any risks and finished the stage at a reasonable pace. On the way we stopped for Krzysztof Holowczyc, who had seriously rolled over."

#303 -- Carlos Sainz (E), 1st place (leg) / 9th place overall
"I'm happy about the fact that we clinched another stage victory. It's also a birthday present for Michel for the great job he's doing. It's been a good day although the conditions were very difficult. The navigation on the 13th leg was tricky because there were a lot of parallel tracks which could easily cause you to lose your orientation. What's more, we were the first car to hit the track."

#305 -- Mark Miller (USA), 3rd place (leg) / 5th place overall
"Third place is okay because the situation was tight again today, running alongside the trees, and we were driving in the dust clouds of the other cars for what seemed to be an eternity. First we followed Nasser Al-Attiyah, whom we were able to overhaul, but we didn't manage to pass Nani Roma. Then we made a navigation error at a place where some other competitors got lost as well."

-credit: vw motorsport

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Series Dakar
Drivers Mark Miller , Carlos Sainz , Giniel de Villiers , Nani Roma , Nasser Al-Attiyah , Krzysztof Holowczyc , Kris Nissen
Teams Volkswagen Motorsport