Today was a good Stage and we covered a lot of kilometres,” said Zhiltsov. “When the road began to open up, we saw our chance to go ahead. We didn’t make any mistakes and the car was good. There is no damage to the car and we didn’t get any punctures.”Meanwhile, the MINI ALL4 Racing (#103) crew of Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) completed Stage 13 in fourth place to retain their second place position in the overall standings.
We didn’t push too hard today, we took it easy to ensure no mistakes,” said Al Rajhi. “The Stage was very good – in the end the terrain was rough but in the beginning stages it was very good. The conditions were better today than yesterday. We’re nearly at the end of the race now and we want to keep our position and see if anything can happen in the last moment.”However, it wasn’t the day for the MINI ALL4 Racing (#105) crew of Harry Hunt (GB) and Andreas Schulz (GER) as they suffered two punctures at the beginning of the Stage. But despite a frustrating start, the pairing still managed to complete the race in good time, finishing seventh, but as a result now slip back to fourth position overall.
Aidyn Rakhimbayev (KAZ) and Anton Nikolaev (RUS) of MINI ALL4 Racing #106 completed Stage 13 in sixth, while the MINI ALL4 Racing #109 pairing of Bauyrzhan Issabayev (KAZ) and Vladimir Demyanenko (RUS) finished in 16th place. Rakhimbayev is now in fifth place overall with Issabayev in seventh.The penultimate Stage of the 2016 Silk Way Rally will see the MINI ALL4 Racing crews push ahead on the Wuhai-Hohhot route on 23 July. This 754km Stage is mainly sandy terrain with fast tracks. However, the dunes towards the end of the route could create a last-minute challenge for even the most experienced drivers.Top Searches - Trending Searches - New Articles - Top Articles - Trending Articles - Featured Articles - Top Members
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