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Dakar Rally 2014: Great Wall Haval moves up in Dakar following confusing SS05.



As a result of extreme temperatures, the organisers of the Dakar rally decided to shorten the lengthy Stage 5 by about 100 km due to safety concerns, so instead of 578 kms the drivers of the cars and trucks only had to go 478 kms timed section. The confusion caused by this resulted in navigational chaos among contestants. Overnight leader, Carlos Sainz, lost more than an hour due to not only getting lost, but also experiencing electrical issues with his SMG Buggy.

What does all of this mean to Great Wall Haval? Christian Lavieille (France) did not experience an entirely uneventful stage 5, having not only struggled with navigational issues but also stopping to change tyre pressures. He finished the stage with the 18th fastest time. However, due to significant time penalties to front-runners such as not only Sainz, but also Nasser Al-Attiyah (Mini), it was good enough to see the Frenchman move into the sixth overall position.

With one stage to go before the teams get a break, Great Wall team manager Pengcheng Su has denied that it will now put pressure on Lavieille to push harder, and to get into the top five. Su stated that the pressure appears to be on the big names fighting for the overall win, and that GWM/Haval will play the long game and only change the strategy when the race situation demands it. As it stands today, GWM/Haval is in its equal best-ever race position, with Carlos Sousa having achieved consecutive sixth places (2012 and 2013) in previous races.

Overalll results SS05 Chilecito - Tucuman ca. 300 km

PL
DRIVER / CODRIVER
RALLYCAR
TIME
DIFF
01
Roma / Perin (ES/F)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
19:21:54
00:00:00
02
Al Attiyah / Cruz (QT/ES)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
19:48:22
00:26:28
03
Terranova / Fiuza (ARG/PT)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
19:53:40
00:31:46
04
Peterhansel / Cottret (F/F)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
20:01:53
00:39:59
05
De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz (RSA/D)
Toyota Hilux
20:03:18
00:41:24
06
Sainz / Gottschalk (ES/D)
SMG Gache Buggy
20:21:37
00:59:43
07
Lavieille / Garcin (F/F)
Great Wall Haval
21:03:44
01:41:50
08
Villagra / Perez Companc (ARG/ARG)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
21:04:36
01:42:42
09
Dabrowski / Czachor (PL)
Toyota Hilux Overdrive
21:07:52
01:45:58
10
Thomasse / Larroque (F/F)
MD Optimus Buggy
21:34:04
02:12:10

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2014/01/10 | 18:15 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/GWM











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Dakar Rally 2014: Xavier Foj and Toyota achieves third place in T2 cars class. | 20.01.2014 19:56 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Honda Team HRC satisfied with 2014, begins work for 2015. | 20.01.2014 19:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: GWM/Haval achieves another Top 10 position in Dakar 2014. | 20.01.2014 19:38 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Solid finish for Lucio Alvarez and new Ford Racing team. | 20.01.2014 19:32 |




Dakar Rally 2014: De Villiers and Dabrowski as 4th and 7th best Toyotas. | 19.01.2014 21:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: 2013 winner Cyril Despres finishing fourth after tough race. | 19.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ronan Chabot and Gilles Pillot in fast finish in the Dakar. | 19.01.2014 21:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team El Martillo Racing finished in their first Dakar Rally. | 19.01.2014 20:15 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Riwald Dakar Team crosses the finish line in Valparaiso. | 19.01.2014 20:01 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:45 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:43 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Orlando Terranova celebrates his first stage win in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:51 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Strong show from Argentine Alvarez in arid Atacama in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:21 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team HRC riders overcome long stage and maintain posis. | 17.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Third stage victory for overall bikes leader Marc Coma. | 17.01.2014 01:47 |




Dakar Rally 2014: No surprises for Speedbrain team in Atacama stage 11. | 17.01.2014 01:41 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 01:36 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 00:31 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 16.01.2014 23:25 |




Dakar Rally 2014: The tenth stage brought gold - Stagewin for Czech Loprais. | 16.01.2014 22:48 |




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Dakar Rally 2014: Ford´s Alvarez - "We handled it well and did a good job". | 16.01.2014 22:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Carlos Sainz "I'm really disappointed to be out of the race". | 16.01.2014 21:17 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini 22nd after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:32 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Great Wall Haval and Lavieille moves up after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:27 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Iveco-pilot Gerard de Rooy still on the lead after SS10. | 16.01.2014 20:00 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Mini´s are leading 1-2-3, second stagewin for Al Attiyah. | 16.01.2014 01:55 |




Dakar Rally 2014 BLOG: Dongfeng Challenge heading forward to Antofagasta. | 16.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS10 Wednesday | 16.01.2014 00:29 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Spectacular double for Honda - Barreda still second overall. | 15.01.2014 23:40 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Bad luck for Speedbrain - Israel Esquerre out after crash. | 15.01.2014 23:37 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Coma continues to lead the Dakar after SS10 Antofagasta. | 15.01.2014 22:26 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:52 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 15.01.2014 01:16 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 23:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 22:33 |




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