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Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: An event of mixed emotions for the X-raid crews





For the X-raid- and Monster Energy X-raid Team, the "Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge" is an event of mixed emotions, so far. With Russia’s Vladimir Vasilyev, German Stephan Schott and Dutch Erik van Loon, three Mini All4 Racing drivers hold top-10 positions, with two stages contested. The other pairings, however, struggled due to the most different problems.

In stage two, Vasilyev and his Russian co-driver Konstantin Zhiltsov took their Mini to the lead in the overall standings. Having finished fourth on day one, they won the second stage to also take the overall lead. Meanwhile, German pairing Stephan Schott / Andreas Schulz delivered in consistent style on both days by finishing 10th and sixth respectively and currently hold sixth position in the overall standings.

For Nani Roma and his French co-driver Michel Périn, however, the first days of the event represented a true emotional rollercoaster. The pairing and their Mini won the first stage with a lead of more than 11 minutes but today, Roma had to get behind the wheel with stomach problems. The Spaniard had to stop several times to take breaks and in the end, he had to settle for having finished 21st.

Dutch pairing Eric van Loon / Wouter Rosegaar had to cope with a similar fate. Following the really fine third place on Sunday, a dose of bad luck hit them today. Their accelerator cable broke during an impact and it took some time to identify the problem. Therefore, securing a better position than 26th proved to be impossible for them, in stage two.

Meanwhile, Kazakh Aidyn Rakhimbayev and his Russian navigator Anton Nikolaev took their Mini to 31st and ninth positions respectively, in the first two stages of the event.

"Vladimir delivered in great style and is the deserved leader," said Team Manager Sven Quandt. "Nani unfortunately felt bad today, and consequently, it was an extremely tough day for him. But we hope that he will be able to really go for it again, in the final stages. And ‘Schotti’ once again demonstrates that Abu Dhabi suits him particularly well."

Top 10 stage results CARS SS 02 Monday

01) Vasilyev/Zhiltsov (RUS/RUS) I X-raid Mini I 03:46:48 I 00:00:00
02) Dabrowski/Czachor (PL/PL) I Overdrive Toyota I 03:53:59 I 00:07:11
03) Al Helei/Alkendi (UAE/UAE) I Nisan T1 I 03:56:34 I 00:09:46
04) Malysz/Marton (PL/PL) I Overdrive Toyota I 03:57:15 I 00:10:27
05) Zapletal/Marton (CZ/PL) I Hummer H3 Proto I 03:59:19 I 00:12:31
06) Schott/Schulz (D/D) I X-raid Mini I 04:05:21 I 00:18:33
07) Issabayev/Demyanenko (KZ/RUS) I Overdrive Toyota I 04:08:27 I 00:21:39
08) Corbett/Mohr (RSA/RSA) I Century Buggy I 04:13:24 I 00:26:36
09) Rakhimbayev/Nikolaev (KZ/KZ) I X-raid Mini I 04:13:40 I 00:26:52
10) Grigorov/Meshcheryakov (RUS/RUS) I Nissan I 04:17:38 I 00:30:50

Top 10 overall results CARS SS 02 Monday

01) Vasilyev/Zhilstov (RUS/RUS) I X-raid Mini I 07:32:12 I 00:00:00
02) Dabrowski/Czachor (PL/PL) I Toyota Overdrive I 07:32:56 I 00:00:44
03) Malysz/Marton (PL/PL) I Toyota Overdrive I 07:53:34 I 00:21:22
04) Zapletal/Marton (CZ/PL) I Hummer H3 Proto I 08:00:03 I 00:27:51
05) Al Helei/Alkendi (AR/AR) I Nissan Pickup Proto I 08:09:20 I 00:37:08
06) Schott/Schulz (D/D) I X-raid Mini I 08:29:59 I 00:57:47
07) Grigorov/Meshcheryakov (RUS/RUS) I Nissan I 08:59:00 I 01:26:48
08) Berezovskiy/Falkov (KZ/KZ) I Nissan Patrol T2 I 09:02:09 I 01:29:57
09) Van Loon/Rosegaar (NL/NL) I X-raid Mini I 09:04:14 I 01:32:02
10) Issabayev/Demyanenko (KZ/RUS) I Toyota Overdrive I 09:11:28 I 01:39:16

2014/04/07 | 20:04 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/QUANDT











Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:24 |




Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014 02:40 |




Defender Challenge VIDEO: Impressions of the series by Bowler Rd 4 Wales | 29.08.2014 01:31 |




Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014 01:27 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014 00:47 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:10 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:08 |




Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014 16:33 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Impressions from the Marathonrally in Brazil (77). | 28.08.2014 04:57 |




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Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014 02:20 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 01:56 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 |




Rally dos Sertões: KTM’s Marc Coma hangs on to overall lead in dos Sertoes. | 27.08.2014 23:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: Paulo Gonçalves clinches victory in SS04 - the longest stage. | 27.08.2014 23:32 |




Desafío Inca: German manufacturer battle - X-Raid Mini vs SAM Mercedes CC | 27.08.2014 19:26 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




Rally dos Sertões: Both Ford Rangers reached top speeds above 175 km/h. | 27.08.2014 17:07 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Onboard with X-Rally Ford Ranger Baumgart / Cincea | 27.08.2014 16:35 |




Rally dos Sertões: Stagewin for Toyota´s Varela in S3 but Spinelli still leader. | 27.08.2014 16:19 |




Rally dos Sertões: Goncalves - "Hope to ride hard without making mistakes" | 27.08.2014 16:00 |




Rally dos Sertões: Marc Coma wins again in Bikes and remains the leadership. | 27.08.2014 15:35 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 19:14 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 18:57 |




Baja Poland: X-raid with four Mini All4 Racing - chase for World Cup continues. | 26.08.2014 17:21 |




Baja Poland: Overdrive Racing with five Toyota Hilux and Nasser Al Attiyah. | 26.08.2014 16:45 |




Rally dos Sertões: Mitsubishi´s Spinelli / Haddad the new leader in the cars. | 26.08.2014 05:17 |




Rally dos Sertões: Gonçalves wins SS2 in Bikes but Coma still overall leader. | 26.08.2014 05:02 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Nice impressions from the first days in Brazil (79) | 26.08.2014 04:53 |




Baja Poland VIDEO: Official trailer of the Baja Poland FIA CC World Cup 2014 | 26.08.2014 04:32 |




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Rallyraid: Kamaz Master legend Ilgizar Mardeev tragically died in an accident. | 26.08.2014 03:09 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 02:30 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 01:59 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Driving onboard with Overdrive Toyota Hilux of Verala | 26.08.2014 01:46 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda´s Paulo Goncalves wins second stage in the bikes. | 26.08.2014 01:28 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment video of SS01 Sunday (crash) | 26.08.2014 00:56 |




















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