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Portuguesian Elisabete Jacinto signs a contract with MAN

The Portuguesian lady-rallydriver Elisabete Jacinto finishes to firm an agreement with MAN Trucks Portugal. In the two next seasons Elisabete will go to participate in different competitions including two editions of the Dakar with a statute of official work-pilot of MAN Portugal.

For this Elisabete Jacinto changes her Renault Kerax Racetruck into a MAN M2000, a 4x4 truck that, of origin, has 8,5 tons of weight, 6800 cc of piston displacement and 450 cv of power. The German constructors have a big tradition in Rallyraid - in the Dakar 2006 the make was the most driven Truck during the biggest of all marathonrallies.

Elisabete Jacinto now has the goal to finish the Dakar 2007 under the first Top 10. Always supported by the Portuguesian Pharmacy-company Trifene 200, she started her participation in the Dakar in 2003. "It is truth that in three years I surpassed some important barriers, but also is certain that these had been years of learning and I feel myself prepared to go more far" says the Portuguesian lady, "now our changes will grow up with the cooperation with MAN Trucks".

2006/04/05 I 13:24 CET I Editor:

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