Still undefeated at the 2013 Dakar Rally, in Santiago de Chile, Perú, Argentina, the Monster Energy X-raid Rally team, from Trebur, Germany consist of Frenchmens Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret, in the MINI ALL4 racing, has once again prove it like 2012 victory, and it seems like there is no one even close in their way to success. They won the Dakar Rally 2013 with a big lead of 42.22 minutes overall, in the unbeatable MINI ALL4 racing to regain their 11th victory of career in a legendary way.
In MIN ALL4 racing, the X-raid team dominance was very clear when Peterhansel took the lead in one of the most tough rally race of 8,600 kilometers[around 5,300 miles], to the cross the victory line with no 1 position in the Dakar Rally of 2013. The chasing pair of Leonid Novitskiy and Konstantin Zhiltsov, in the MINI ALL4 racing, has eventually finished at 3rd position in the Dakar Rally 2013.
The Senior Vice President MINI Brand Management, Dr Kay Segler congratulated the team by saying – “This is a magnificent triumph and I would like to offer our congratulations on behalf of MINI not only to Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret, but also to Sven Quandt’s entire X-raid Team, The victory of the MINI ALL4 Racing last year was without doubt a surprise for many people. But now it is clear to everyone that this was no fluke. Anyone who comes home first after 8,600 kilometers (approx. 5,300 miles) in the world’s toughest rally has achieved something amazing. We are incredibly proud to count these fantastic competitors as part of the MINI family.”
2013 Dakar Rally Overall Standings for MINI ALL4 Racing:
|Position||Team Pairing||Racing Car||Time Taken|
|1st||S. Peterhansel / J.-P. Cottret||MINI ALL4 Racing||38h 32m 39s|
|3rd||N. Roma / M. Périn||MINI ALL4 Racing||40h 01m 01s|
|4th||S. Peterhansel / J.-P. Cottret||MINI ALL4 Racing||38h 40h 09m 22s|
|12th||B. Garafulic / G. Picard||MINI ALL4 Racing||43h 18m 59s|
|48th||S. Schott / H. Schmidt||MINI ALL4 Racing||61h 08m 16s|
Photo Gallery with best moments of MINI ALL4 racing competing in 2013 Dakar Rally
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