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SA-Dakar 2012: Volvo-Pewano team announces Alfie Cox / Juergen Schroeder.



It is now official - South African driver Alfie Cox and his German co-driver Juergen Schroeder will drive the Swedish Pewano XC60 RR in the Dakar rally in January 2012. Pewano is proud to announce details of the top crew selected to drive the brand new car, Pewano XC60 RR, in the world's longest and toughest rally.

Since the start of June, when Pewano’s founder and driver Pelle Wallentheim tragically passed away due to a short illness, the team has worked intensively to find a new crew. In addition to routine and experience, a major factor when choosing the new team members has been selecting a driver and co-driver who can deliver the best performance for Pewano in the unique conditions of the Dakar rally.

"In a short period of time we have negotiated with three potential crews, all with impressive Dakar-records. We are very pleased with the choice of both driver and co-driver. Alfie and Juergen are experienced, highly professional and complement each other very well. Alfie is an extremely talented driver which gives our racing car the best possible opportunity to perform at Dakar 2012. Given the circumstances we are delighted to be joined by Cox and Schoerder," explains the Pewano Team Manager Hans Soenksen.

Now that Pewano has finalised the team for the 2012 Dakar Rally, with the signing of Alfie Cox and Juergen Schroeder, this means that the Swedish car will be represented by a South African/ German line-up. The duo have extensive experience in motorsport and Alfie Cox’s many years of great success in Cross Country Rally have made him a legend in his home country of South Africa. Alfie Cox has completed 11 Dakar Rallies with 3 podium placements on a motorbike.

He has also won the Roof of Africa Rally 9 times, is a 4 times gold medallist in the ISDE and a multiple South African Enduro and Off-Road Champion. In 2006, Cox switched from motorbikes to begin racing on four wheels, and together with co-driver Juergen Schroeder they will race the Dakar Rally for the fourth consecutive year in 2012. Cox and Schroeder have previously competed as PS Laser Racing Team, and are now aiming to improve on their previous year's placing together with Pewano.

"It is an honour, challenge and also a privilege for me to be in the driver’s seat of the Pewano XC60 RR. Juergen Schroeder and I have raced three South American Dakar Rallies and I’m looking forward to driving the XC60 - not only for the Pewano team but for the legacy of Pelle Wallentheim. The specifications, design and development is on a par with our competitors BMW, Toyota and Hummer, which will make for a very interesting rally," says Alfie Cox.

Cox and Schroeder will share the cockpit of a custom-built Volvo XC60 for the Cross Country Rally. The new race car Pewano XC60 RR was completed in the spring and has since been tested and improved in anticipation of the premiere in South America. In addition to the world's longest and toughest rally, the Dakar rally is also the world's largest motorsport event - not only in terms of participants but also in terms of media coverage and prestige. When Pewano and their new crew starts on New Year's Day 2012 it will be in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The competition continues through Chile and ends 9500 kms later in Lima, the capital of Peru, on January 15th.

2011/10/06 | 13:38 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/ANDERSSON











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SA-Dakar 2012: Imperial Toyota South Africa team now officially 3rd & 10th. | 10.04.2012 15:13 |




SA-Dakar 2012: New rally-book about the Dakar "Tales From The Bivouac" | 29.03.2012 20:51 |




Dakar Rally 2013: Hungarian Opel Team - typical semi-team rallystory | 05.02.2012 01:04 |




SA-Dakar Rally: OSCar eO becomes the first electric vehicle to finish Dakar. | 29.01.2012 22:56 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Recap - Robby Gordon "Ready to start talking about 2013". | 22.01.2012 14:36 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Darren Skilton finished with the help of Australia´s Olholm. | 21.01.2012 22:20 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Third successive truck category win for Japanese Hino Trucks. | 19.01.2012 16:43 |




SA-Dakar Rally: The "real" car heroes - Xavier Foj wins T2 production class. | 16.01.2012 21:33 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Rally costs Peru 400 mio USD, country will be start in 2013. | 16.01.2012 18:57 |




SA-Dakar Rally: "Ginny" and "Schnietz" - A story of friendship and respect. | 16.01.2012 18:18 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Mitsubishi result - "Small moments have significant impact". | 16.01.2012 16:09 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Jihong/Min best Nissan & Chinese, Magnaldi 3rd in buggies. | 16.01.2012 14:51 |




SA-Dakar Rally: André Dessoude - "Not a difficult Dakar, but a complicated". | 16.01.2012 14:19 |




SA-Dakar Rally: History in Trucks - Iveco first time beat legendary Kamaz. | 15.01.2012 23:39 |




SA-Dakar Rally: "Dakar Dominator" - X-raid with 5 Mini and 3 BMW in Lima. | 15.01.2012 23:00 |




SA-Dakar Rally: First X-raid win - Quandt "Achieved our long-awaited goal". | 15.01.2012 22:38 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Sousa/Garcin in Top 10 - Great Wall "Let´s talk about future". | 15.01.2012 21:59 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Peterhansel, Foj, Chabot and De Rooy winners cars & trucks. | 15.01.2012 20:55 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Aprilia without changing engine - Duclos "Think about 2013". | 15.01.2012 20:37 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Husqvarna Speedbrain Team happy about 6 podium finishes. | 15.01.2012 20:19 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Kinigadner "Despres/Coma battle one of tightest in history". | 15.01.2012 20:05 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Cyril Despres 4th Dakar title ever, 11th for KTM from Austria. | 15.01.2012 19:03 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS TRUCKS: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 18:18 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS CARS: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 18:16 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS BIKES: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 17:32 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Dakar reaches Lima City - De Rooy winner in trucks. | 15.01.2012 16:32 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Third at first Dakar Rally - Toyota makes motorsport history. | 15.01.2012 16:17 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Peterhansel, Roma and De Villiers the car winners. | 15.01.2012 15:17 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: That´s it for Bikes - Coma penalty, Despres winner. | 15.01.2012 15:07 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Ten Brinke/Baumel best Mitsubishi crew in 2012 and Top 10. | 15.01.2012 13:54 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Dessoude´s Zhou Jihong / Liao Min best Nissan after SS 13. | 15.01.2012 13:10 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Hino Trucks to achieve goal of winning "Under 10-litre class". | 15.01.2012 12:46 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Sensational 3rd place for Toyota - only 29 kms to finish line. | 15.01.2012 12:03 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Carlos Sousa and Great Wall gets back the 7th place overall. | 14.01.2012 22:46 |




SA-Dakar Rally: X-raid Peterhansel and Iveco De Rooy on the edge of glory. | 14.01.2012 21:58 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Aprilia´s Alain Duclos last factory-rider without engine change. | 14.01.2012 21:24 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Peterhansel wins in cars, Karginov-Kamaz in Trucks. | 14.01.2012 20:28 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Leader Cyril Despres "SS 13 was psychologically very tough". | 14.01.2012 19:59 |




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