MINI ALL4 Racing Is All Geared Up For Oilibya Rally — A Perfect Warm-Up For 2017 Dakar Rally

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MINI ALL4 Racing team is all geared up for the penultimate round of FIA Cross Country World Cup. Rally Oilibya will play as a warm-up rally for the 2017 Dakar Rally.

The Rally Oilibya of Maroc will be held for seven days from 1st to 7th October on the deserts of Morocco, North Africa. Covering a distance of 1,885 km, the rally will be a testing arena for 2017 Dakar Rally. One of the toughest rally on the planet.

Total of five MINI ALL4 Racing cars have landed in Morocco to compete in the rally. The 2015 edition of this rally was also won by MINI.

There is a blend of experience and young talent in the MINI ALL4 Racing driver lineup. Among them, Yazeed Al Rajhi and co-driver Timo Gottschalk are a hot favourite to win the rally, as they have a lot of experience in desert terrain.

Former WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen and co-driver Michel Perin will be fresh from their Hungarian Baja victory and no doubt they will push hard to repeat the feat. Orlando Terranova and Paulo Fiuza will be using all their Dakar experience to come out on top.

Polish driver Kuba Przygonski and experienced co-driver Tom Colsoul will make use of this event to further add mileage in long distance rallies. Boris Garafulic and his co-driver Filipe Palmeiro will be competing in MINI ALL4 Racing for the second time. Their first outing was Baja Poland 2016.

The Rally Oilibya of Maroc 2016 kicks off with a Super Special Stage on 2nd October Sunday. This rally will put the cars, drivers and co-drivers to the ultimate test of endurance in harsh conditions.

 

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Story first published: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:34 [IST]
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