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Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes. | 22.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes. | 22.08.2014


Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014


Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014


Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014


Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014


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Baja Portalegre: Novitskiy and Schulz claim FIA World Cup in MINI All4 Racing.




Portugal’s Baja Portalegre, the final round of the 2011 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, was a successful one for the X-raid team, with Russia’s Leonid Novitskiy and German co-driver Andreas Schulz retaining their FIA World Cup title and Portugal’s Filipe Campos and Jaime Baptista winning the event outright in their Mini All4 Racing.

Finishing fifth was sufficient for Novitskiy and Schultz to retain their title in a Monster Energy X-raid Mini All4 Racing. Portuguese team-mates Ricardo Leal dos Santos and Paulo Fiuza reached the finish in fourth position in a third Monster Energy Mini All4 Racing, while the Portuguese crew of Bernardo Moniz da Maia and Joanna Sotto Mayor rounded out off the X-raid team’s success with eighth overall in a fourth Mini All4 Racing.

After his eighth place on the short 5.52 km super special stage, Novitskiy set the fastest time on the second stage and he snatched the overall lead. But the Russian had to change a flat tyre on the next stage, lost valuable time and slipped to fifth overall, but the pair still did enough to retain their FIA World Cup title.

Dos Santos and Campos finished second and third on Friday’s stage, but Dos Santos struck a stone in a water crossing the following day and had to stop and change a tyre. Campos also had to contend with two punctures and the duo slipped to seventh and eighth after the second stage, but Campos fought back on the third and final timed section to secure outright victory, with Dos Santos finishing in third place.

"This is a great result and a sensational finish to the season," said X-raid team manager Sven Quandt. "Unfortunately we had to fight right to the last stage. But we were able to win the FIA ??World Cup for the fourth consecutive year. This is again a great boost to the team and a boost to motivation as we head into the final preparations for the Dakar."

Novitskiy and Schulz won the FIA World Cup for the first time in 2010 at the wheel of a BMW X3 CC. Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit secured the title for the Trebur-based team in 2009 and Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah won the prestigious championship in 2008.

2011/10/30 | 16:54 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/X-RAID


















Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Equipe Mitsubishi Petrobras - test Mitsubishi ASX | 22.08.2014 21:18 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Equipe Mitsubishi Petrobras - test Mitsubishi ASX | 22.08.2014 21:18 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes. | 22.08.2014 20:59 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes. | 22.08.2014 20:59 | NEW




Verva Street Racing VIDEO: Official trailer for the unique Warsaw sport-event | 21.08.2014 20:41 | NEW




Verva Street Racing VIDEO: Official trailer for the unique Warsaw sport-event | 21.08.2014 20:41 | NEW




Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014 20:25 | NEW




Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014 20:25 | NEW




Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Top brands and great beasts in bikes, quads and UTVs. | 21.08.2014 18:01 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Top brands and great beasts in bikes, quads and UTVs. | 21.08.2014 18:01 | NEW




Carpathian Buggy Challenge: First Buggy-Challenge in Romanian mountains | 21.08.2014 17:33 | NEW




Carpathian Buggy Challenge: First Buggy-Challenge in Romanian mountains | 21.08.2014 17:33 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Crandon welcomes Popcorn Sutton´s Sportsman Challenge | 21.08.2014 16:57 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Crandon welcomes Popcorn Sutton´s Sportsman Challenge | 21.08.2014 16:57 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Fannin Motorsports suffers first ever DNF at RD8 in Crandon | 21.08.2014 16:20 | NEW




TORC STC 2014: Fannin Motorsports suffers first ever DNF at RD8 in Crandon | 21.08.2014 16:20 | NEW




Baja Poland: "We have prepared an extra attractions for fans in this year". | 21.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Baja Poland: "We have prepared an extra attractions for fans in this year". | 21.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Donaldson CC: Sullwald tighten grip on SA´s Special Vehicle Class title chase | 19.08.2014 19:55 | NEW




Donaldson CC: Sullwald tighten grip on SA´s Special Vehicle Class title chase | 19.08.2014 19:55 | NEW




TORC STC: Off-Road Syndicate takes Second in Crandon Off-Road Challenge | 19.08.2014 19:21 | NEW




TORC STC: Off-Road Syndicate takes Second in Crandon Off-Road Challenge | 19.08.2014 19:21 | NEW




Dakar Rally VIDEO: Historic - Top Gear´s Jeremy Clarkson riding Citroen ZX RR | 19.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Dakar Rally VIDEO: Historic - Top Gear´s Jeremy Clarkson riding Citroen ZX RR | 19.08.2014 18:32 | NEW




Asia Cross Country PHOTOS: Impressions Asian Rally Thailand-Cambodia (71). | 19.08.2014 17:47 | NEW




Asia Cross Country PHOTOS: Impressions Asian Rally Thailand-Cambodia (71). | 19.08.2014 17:47 | NEW




Asia Cross Country: Outlander PHEV completes Rally for second straight year. | 19.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Asia Cross Country: Outlander PHEV completes Rally for second straight year. | 19.08.2014 15:51 | NEW




Baja Poland: Baja Poland Ambassador Krzysztof Holowczyc - "I love this rally". | 18.08.2014 17:17 |




Baja Poland: Baja Poland Ambassador Krzysztof Holowczyc - "I love this rally". | 18.08.2014 17:17 |




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango at the Dakar 2014 | 18.08.2014 16:32 |




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango at the Dakar 2014 | 18.08.2014 16:32 |




Dakar Rally 2015: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango Mexico dunes test trip | 18.08.2014 16:23 |




Dakar Rally 2015: El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango Mexico dunes test trip | 18.08.2014 16:23 |




Donaldson CC: Horns breathe new life into Production Vehicle Championship. | 18.08.2014 15:29 |




Donaldson CC: Horns breathe new life into Production Vehicle Championship. | 18.08.2014 15:29 |




Hungarian Baja PHOTOS: Impressions by MCH Photo / HB / Offroadsport (32) | 18.08.2014 14:32 |




Hungarian Baja PHOTOS: Impressions by MCH Photo / HB / Offroadsport (32) | 18.08.2014 14:32 |




















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