Silk Way Rally (2016)
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Harry Hunt: "I personally found it harder than the Dakar, with some of the stages being much trickier."
A real adventure in no man's land from Moscow to Beijing for Canadians David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé at the Silk Way Rally
Four of the five MINI ALL4 Racing crews retain the top five positions overall.
Team Peugeot collected its ninth victory from the 12 stages contested so far.
Cyril Despres and David Castera (Peugeot DKR 2008), inherit the stage win.
Five MINI ALL4 Racing inside top eight. Today’s Stage 11 cancelled due to sandstorm.
The result sees Peugeot strengthen its provisional hold on the top two overall places.
Despres and Castera conquer the sweltering heat and first dunes of the 2016 Silk Way Rally, while Airat Mardeev took the win to close up to the back bumper of category leader Martin Van Den Brink.
Today’s leg was the longest of the rally, with a 905.35km run from Bortala to Xinjiang province’s capital Urumqi
Five MINI ALL4 Racing hold top-10 positions in the overall rankings
ALDO Racing Team in Fighting Form at the Silk Way Rally
Second week will feature sand and dunes
At the mid-way point of the rally the bivouac is busy with factory teams checking off all the work to be done in a meticulous manner…
Peugeot's Cyril Despres has arrived at the rest day of the 2016 Silk Way Rally in the lead, with teammate Sebastien Loeb his closest rival eight minutes back.
Four of the five MINI ALL4 Racing family inside leading top ten.
The third leg of the 2016 Silk Way Rally saw competitive action get underway in earnest in the course of today’s 815.15km run (Monday) from Ufa (Russia) to Kostanay in Kazakhstan.
Fifteen seconds cover top 12 finishers – four MINI ALL4 Racing inside top eight. Vladimir Vasilyev comfortable in second place
Stéphane Peterhansel assumed an early lead and will consequently run first on the road for Leg 2 tomorrow.
The French duo of Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret powered through the Kazan sand in the N° 100 Peugeot DKR 2008 to win stage one of 2016 Silk Way Rally
Vasilyev secures the second place in the prologue
Tens of thousands of spectators gathered in the centre of Moscow today to watch the 2016 Silk Way Rally’s ceremonial send-off from the Russian capital’s impressive Red Square
10,734 km, three countries and two continents are just three challenges five MINI ALL4 Racing and their crews will have to face in two weeks of long distance rally action.
Suspense and high hopes await David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé at the Silk Way
The route between Moscow and the finish line in Beijing measures over 10,000km and will test drivers and their crews to the absolute limit over the coming weeks.