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Transiberico Rally: Best result for the Team Nissan Tecnosport.

"It’s fantastic finish own rally house in the fourth position" - comments the Portuguese Helder Oliveira after the Transiberico 2008 with Team Nissan Tecnosport. "A perfect race thanks to the whole team and Jose, my co driver, who worked in the best way since prologue. I think to compete for a team official both competent and reliable to tell me even the time from pilots as Peterhansel. And then what about the Pathfinder if not that it has really a spectacular performance: I have never driven a car so interesting."

The second leg of the World Cup Rally Tout Terrain 2008 has stopped from May 20 to 25 in Portugal and Spain where at the start of the 4th edition of Rali Transiberico the Italian team races Nissan has four crews. If for the Patrol GR of the Russian Ivanov/Kuzmich, winners of the T2 Rally of Tunisia, the travel on Iberian earth has not been so lucky because of the withdrawal due to an accident in selective 6, the tubular of Oliveira and Marques has won a prestigious fourth place immediately behind Alphand’s Mitsubishi and BMW of Al Attiyah and Campos and arriving five minutes before another official Mitsubishi pilot, the French Peterhansel, as well as Russian and Portuguese Novistsky and Santos, both on BMW.

Protagonist since the prologue, the Portuguese has conquered the top ten ranking of each SS to occupy the fifth position in the penultimate day of competition and winning at the end the fourth place in general. The "Rali Transiberico" with 5 stages and 2600 km (1400 of selective sectors) with mud, sand and fords.

"In some places the path was really difficult because of mud and rain but thanks to Pathfinder we have obtained good times and committed very few mistakes" - concludes Oliveira. Excellent test for the Kazaks Artur Ardavichus and Denis Berezovskiy on the Nissan Patrol GR of Tecnosport, which were placed 16th absolute and third among the cars derived serial bringing home important points for the general ranking of the World Cup - which now sees them at the command of T2 also thanks to the second placement won in the Rally of Tunisia.

Unlucky race for Yerkin Tatishev and Antanas Juknevicius forced to retire after CP1 of SS2 for have overturned their Pathfinder 3.5. The next round motor that will take party Team Tecnosport will be the "Baja Espana Madrid Aragon" valid as the second stage of the International Cup for Cross Country Bajas, scheduled in Spain from July 17 to 20.

2008/05/27 | 20:14 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Sonja Vietto Ramus

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