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    Flash-back sur l’année 2016, et plus précisément sur le mois de janvier. Toby Price devient alors le premier Australien à remporter le Dakar, toutes catégories confondues, lors de sa deuxième participation, après avoir terminé sur le podium l’année précédente, pour ses débuts dans l’épreuve mythique.

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  • Dakar: Le Pérou présente ses 21 péruviens

    - Eduardo Ferreyros, ministre du Commerce Exterieur et du Tourisme, est revenu en detail sur le parcours au Pérou du prochain Dakar qui partira de Lima et sur la campagne de promotion qui a été menée pour le rallye.

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  • Dakar: Ruben Faria le navigateur de Villas-Boas !

    Il a commencé très fort sur son premier Dakar. A peine avait-il débarqué que Ruben Faria remportait sa première spéciale, disputée en 2006 du côté de Portimao, presque à domicile !

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Hearts Of Morocco 2017

MFE-Live.com - Actus des Bajas

Baja Hungary Overdrive: Al-Attiyah will be at the start

- Nasser Al-Attiyah aims for fourth victory in Hungary’s premier off-road event

Qatar’s defending FIA World Cup champion Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Poland’s talented young driver Aron Domzala will represent Overdrive Racing in this weekend’s Veszprém-based Hungarian Baja, round eight of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.

 

Al-Attiyah arrives in Central Europe with a commanding lead in this year’s championship after claiming victories in Dubai, Qatar, Kazakhstan and Spain with his French co-driver Matthieu Baumel and Overdrive’s all-conquering V8-engined Toyota Hilux.

The Qatari has won the Hungarian Baja on three occasions (2008, 2014 and 2015) and gave Overdrive Racing its first and only victory in 2014. But Toyotas prepared by the Belgian team have graced the podium in three of the last four seasons: Venezuela’s Nunzio Coffaro finished third in 2013 and Dutchman Bernhard Ten Brinke was runner-up in 2015.

Poland’s Aron Domzala lost ground on his fellow FIA World Cup title contenders after incurring a time penalty following a tyre fire in Spain and the Pole and navigator Maciej Marton finished out of the points in 12th position. But Domzala is keen to hit back on the Hungarian round of the series and still has his eye on a top three championship finish.

Overdrive Racing’s CEO Jean-Marc Fortin said: “This is another important Baa round of the FIA World Cup in Europe and one that is important to both Nasser and Aron for different reasons. Victory for Nasser would put him into a very strong position to regain his FIA World Cup title and Aron is keen to bounce back with a podium finish.”

The event is being staged by the Garzone Racing Organisation Pronotion Limited in conjunction with the FIA and the National Automobilsport Federation of Hungary (MNASZ).

After technical scrutineering and administration on Thursday, the event gets underway with a ceremonial start in Óváros Square in Veszprém on Friday evening after crews have tackled a shakedown stage earlier in the day and a short 11.41km super special stage from 6pm.

The second leg on Saturday (August 12) consists of two selective sections of 136.6km apiece, starting at 08.30hrs and 13.20hrs respectively. Two further timed stages of 103.2km take place on Sunday from 08.10hrs and 12.10hrs to bring the competitive action to a conclusion. The event will be centred around the nearby BudaWest airport.

FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies – standings after round 7
1. Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah (QAT), 180 pts         
2. Jakub Przygonski (POL), 120 pts
3. Khalid Al-Qassimi (ARE), 105 pts
4. Yasir Saeidan (SAU), 93 pts        
5. Mohammed Abu Issa (QAT), 84 pts
6. Aron Domzala (POL), 76 pts
7. Martin Prokop (CZE), 54 pts
8. Leeroy Poulter (ZAF), 40 pts
9. Miroslav Zapletal (CZE), 37 pts...

Neil Perkins,


Marie-France Estenave pour MFE-Live.com

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