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Transsyberia: Stoppover of the Asian Rally in Omsk.

The last teams arrived in the large city in the early Tuesday evening. Only the Porsche 911 Safari team had technical problems. Erik Brandenburg and his co-pilot Stephan Preuss started to change their hind wheel house after their arrival. "We only discovered the damage by chance when we were changing a tire" said Brandenburg. He is expecting to participate in today's stage to Nowosibirsk.

The fifth stage of the long-distance rally from Moscow to Ulan Batar lead through Siberia from Tyumen to Omsk. On their way the 34 teams passed another time zone and are now three hours ahead of their starting time in Moscow. After all drivers reached the destination of the transit stage without problems, the classification remains unchanged. Ex-European rally champion Armin Schwarz (Austria) and Oliver Hilger (Germany) lead ahead of eight other Prosche Cayenne S Transsyberia vehicles.

"Each day I learn to appreciate new features of my Cayenne. With its sporting characteristics the car performs brilliantly on the special stages, while I enjoy the comfort of the air suspension on the partly very poor roads and the sheer power of the V8 engine for overtaking the many trucks," enthused the overall leader Armin Schwarz.

The next leg over 662 kilometres runs from Omsk further in a south-easterly direction. At the destination of Novosibirsk the teams will sleep in a hotel bed for the last time until the finish on 17 August. For the next eight nights tents will serve as their accommodation.

2007/08/08 | 11:34 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Porsche

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