A NEW CHALLENGE FOR THE DREAM TEAM...
Stéphane Peterhansel / Jean-Paul Cottret: Having won the China Grand Rally in August, 2015 and followed it up with an extraordinary 12th career Dakar victory in January, 2016, this July, the most successful driver in world-class cross-country rallying history will attempt to tame the only such event that he has yet to conquer.
Cyril Despres / David Castera: With five Dakar motorbike wins on his impressive CV, Cyril Despres switched to cars in 2014 and has since gone on to prove that he is just as adept in four-wheeled cross-country competition. Alongside co-driver David Castera, he took the runner-up spoils in the 2015 China Grand Rally and finished seventh overall on the 2016 Dakar, meaning he will be keen to consolidate his encouraging progress.
Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena: The record-breaking WRC pairing grabbed headlines on the 2016 Dakar by winning four stages en route to a ninth-placed finish on their debut in the rally that is widely regarded as the toughest in the world. With its vast desert sections, the Silk Way Rally will represent an excellent opportunity for them to continue their cross-country apprenticeship.
Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz: Having won the Silk Way Rally in 2009 and 2010 as well as the Dakar in 2010, Carlos Sainz will remain in Europe as he takes on a different challenge: the ‘Baja Aragon’, which will take place from July 20-25 in his Spanish homeland.
… IN UNCHARTED TERRITORY.
The landscape of the terrain along the gruelling route is a classic test of all the obstacles traditionally associated with cross-country rallying, from steppes to mountains, alternating fast and sinuous sections, wild rivers and the giant sand dunes of the Gobi Desert. Both man and machine will need to draw upon all of their strength and skill in extreme weather conditions, but passing close to the foot of the Great Wall of China and in front of the Forbidden City before toasting a ceremonial finish in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square will surely be rich reward for their earnest efforts.
A VIDEO TEASER
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PEUGEOT 2008 DKR – TECHNICAL DATA
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