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5 CARS IN THE PARC FERME FOR THE JMB STRADALE OFF ROAD TEAM The 32nd edition, of the 2010 Dakar has opened its doors in "La Rural" Buenos Aires, Argentina with the technical and administrative scrutineering. The JMB Stradale Off Road team ...

5 CARS IN THE PARC FERME FOR THE JMB STRADALE OFF ROAD TEAM

The 32nd edition, of the 2010 Dakar has opened its doors in "La Rural" Buenos Aires, Argentina with the technical and administrative scrutineering. The JMB Stradale Off Road team have successfully completed these preliminaries and the 5 racing Lancer vehicles which are entered in this mythical race have been placed in Parc Ferme waiting for the departure on January 1st.

The full team has arrived in Buenos Aires and each person is already busy on their specific missions. The crew members began the technical and administrative verifications after having given a press conference at the former velodrome which is only a couple of km from "La Rural". The JMB Stradale Off Road team is represented by four nationalities: The two Portuguese; Miguel Barbosa No. 332 and Carlos Sousa no. 314; the Frenchman Nicolas Misslin No. 318, the Brasilian Guilherme Spinelli No. 322, and Orly Terranova, No. 311, the local Argentinean driver.

This first day was closed by a group picture which will immortalize the 49 team members representing JMB Stradale Off Road team during the next 15 days.

Dominique Serieys, the team manager, and Nicolas Misslin, the team President are confident and will tackle the race with serenity.

"We are very happy and satisfied to be part of the 364 competitors of the 2010 Dakar", states Nicolas Misslin. "Five vehicles, was unhoped for, and I would like to thank everyone for their support. The team worked hard in order to ensure that 5 cars would be ready for the departure from Le Havre and without them I would not be able to be on the starting line this year. I'm now going to change hats and let Dominique Serieys run the team during the Dakar. I would like to concentrate on the role of driver / co-driver with Jean Michel Polato.

"I appreciate being in Buenos Aires today and have the feeling of being supported by the press and organizers, as well as the other competitors" comments Dominique Serieys. "Our knowhow in the business has permitted the transformation of the Lancers from diesel to petrol engines. The vehicles are highly competitive however we do not have the power of the diesel engines. Nevertheless, we have 5 good drivers and my first objective is that 3 of our crews arrive within the first top ten and why not the first five! As I say each year, the Dakar is a long race and anything can happen...We'll see on January 17th the final result!

The competitors will run over 9000km of tracks, dunes, and road stages. This first stage will bring the participants from Buenos Aires to Colon after a liaison of 317 km. This liaison will be done quietly as the timed stages start the next day.

-source: jmb stradale

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