|Abu Dhabi DC: Successful start into the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2012.|
The X-raid team made a promising start into the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. In the two-kilometre prologue, Dubai’s Khalifa Al Mutaiwei and his German co-driver Andreas Schulz took their Mini All4 Racing to second position behind Boris Gardasin in a G-Force Proto.
Russian pairing Ilya Kusnetsov / Roman Elagin finished third, with their BMW X3 CC, thus even defeating Jean-Louis Schlesser. By finishing seventh with their KS Tools BMW X3CC, the Germans Stephan Schott and Holm Schmidt completed the good result of the team.
Monday, the first special stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge will take the competitors into the desert and over a total distance of 285.05 kilometres to Al-Gharbia.
From there, the special stages two to four – held on the following three days – will be held on loops. On Friday, 06th April, the final day of the Desert Challenge, the teams will have to drive back to Abu Dhabi to cross the finish line, there.
01) Gadasin/Shchemel (RUS/RUS) I G-Force Proto I 00:01:51
02) Al-Mutaiwei/Schulz (UAE/D) I X-raid Mini All4 I 00:01:51
03) Kusnetsov/Elagin (RUS/RUS) I X-raid BMW X3CC I 00:02:00
04) Schlesser/Zhilstov (F/RUS) I Schlesser Buggy I 00:02:02
2012/04/02 | 09:48 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/HS/X-RAID