Do you need help? Please contact our support team from 9 to 17 CET via support.pressclub@bmwgroup.com.

PressClub Canada · Article.

Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 9 – Urumqi - Hami

• The two MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars (#101 & 105) successfully complete Leg 9 inside top ten. • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul finish leg 9 in ninth. • Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen deal with punctures to finish in tenth place.

MINI Motorsport
·
Cross Country Rallies
 

Press Contact.

Belcourt Marc
BMW Group

Tel: 905-428-5078

send an e-mail

Downloads.

  
Attachments(1x, 53.3 KB)
  
Photos(14x, 5.08 MB)

Media Information

Silk Way Rally 2017

17 July 2017

 

Silk Way Rally 2017 Leg 9 – Urumqi - Hami

 

  • The two MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars (#101 & 105) successfully complete Leg 9 inside top ten.
  • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul finish leg 9 in ninth.
  • Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen deal with punctures to finish in tenth place.

 

Munich. Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and co-driver Tom Colsoul (BEL) were the first of the MINI crews to head out on Leg 9 with the desert-type special stage in view. Dunes, dust and heat were the toughest competition today for this MINI Family crew and it affected their Leg 9 result. The #101 MINI John Cooper Works Rally crossed the special stage finish line in ninth.

 

Al Rahji: “Today it was a good stage. I don’t know what was going on but the temperature was very high. It was ok but we lost a bit in the middle. We followed Bryce in the middle of the stage but then another car came along so we had to push. So we drive but don’t push too hard, just a little bit.”

 

It was the same dust and heat story for the #105 MINI John Cooper Works Rally as they entered the first big dunes in Chinese territory. The dunes then made way for some harsh tracks and harsher off-road tracks in the valley sections. These areas and tough navigation played their part in holding back Menzies but not nearly as much as the two punctures that lost them positions and time. The pair eventually followed the other MINI John Cooper Works Rally across the finish point in tenth place.

 

Menzies: “Leg 9 started out really well in the dunes. We caught competitors pretty quick and we ran behind them. Then we saw a front runner had pulled off a little but he’d hit a ditch and we think he had ripped one of the corners off. After that we were kind of just playing cautious knowing that we’d made up a bunch of time on him. We were then sitting behind another car in its dust and got a flat tyre. We were changing that but two cars went by us. Then we missed a road and then got another flat towards the end. All in all a decent stage but very tough – it’s worn me out for sure.”

 

Tomorrow’s Leg 10 of Silk Way Rally 2017, Hami – Dunhuang, takes in 517.53km, of which 360.28 are special stage consisting of fast and technical sections with lots of changes in direction.

 

Silk Way Rally 2017: Ranking after Leg 9

 

Driver

Co-driver

#

Position

Time

Bryce Menzies
(USA)

Peter Mortensen
(USA)

105

5

  27:22:40

+06:12:24

Yazeed Al Rajhi
(KSA)

Tom Colsoul (BEL)

101

14

   30:57:14

+09:46:58

Article Offline Attachments.

Article Media Material.

My.PressClub Login
 

BMW Group Streaming.

BUILT IN THE US: THE ALL-NEW BMW X3.

Here you can see the live transmission of the event in Spartanburg, USA.

open streaming site

CO2 emission information.

Fuel consumption figures based on the EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new passenger cars is included in the guideline "Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars", which can be obtained from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de.

Latest Facts & Figures.

The All-New BMW X4 M40i.
Thu Oct 01 00:01:00 CEST 2015
Brands
The all-new 2016 BMW 7 Series.
Wed Jun 10 19:30:00 CEST 2015
G11
Brands
BMW M Award 2014: Marc Marquez wins the exclusive BMW M4 Coupe.
Wed Nov 12 18:17:09 CET 2014
Awards Corporate
Show all

Add your filter tags.

Press Release
Press Kit
Speech
Fact & Figures
Updates
Top-Topic
Submit filter
Clear all
 
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
 
Login