MMC
Friday 22 November 2002

2003 DAKAR RALLY
MITSUBISHI RALLIART ENTRY

MITSUBISHI BIDS FOR EIGHTH VICTORY

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and Ralliart Inc. will aim for an eighth outright and third successive success in the 2003 Dakar Rally (officially named the Telefonica Dakar and more commonly known as the 'Paris-Dakar').
The event will take place between January 1st-19th, 2003. Mitsubishi have entered four cars: a pair of Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution and two Mitsubishi Pajero / Monteros.
The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution is the newly-developed vehicle conforming to the Super Production Class inaugurated in 2002. This new machine has been developed using the experienced gained by Mitsubishi since its first entry into the Paris-Dakar Rally back in 1983 and its vast experience on numerous rounds of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies.
The styling of the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution concept car was first introduced at the 59th Frankfurt Motor Show autumn 2001 and the prototype was shown for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in this September.
Prototype versions of the new model were tested in Morocco throughout the heat of the African summer and two entries were placed in the UAE Desert Challenge, the final round of the 2002 FIA World Cup in the Middle East in November.

DEBUT WIN FOR MITSUBISHI PAJERO EVOLUTION / MONTERO EVOLUTION

Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution/
Montero Evolution
(Photo: UAE Desert Challenge 2002)

The new car controlled proceedings from the outset, with Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel leading from start to finish to record an emphatic debut victory for Mitsubishi's new challenger for cross-country honours.
The drivers selected to represent the official Mitsubishi team and drive the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution in the 2003 Dakar Rally will be Japan's Hiroshi Masuoka - who took a long-awaited maiden victory in the event in 2002 - and Peterhansel, himself a winner of the Dakar with the Yamaha motorcycle team on no less than six occasions.
A modified version of the 2002 Dakar Rally-winning Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero will also be driven by the 1998 winner Jean-Pierre Fontenay (France) and the twice former World Rally champion Miki Biasion (Italy). They both tackled the recent UAE Desert Challenge to further test the Pajero / Montero and finished second and third overall behind team mate Peterhansel.
Biasion, who won the WRC with Lancia in 1988 and 1989, joined the Mitsubishi team in the summer and the UAE Desert Challenge was his first taste of his new challenge of international Cross-Country Rallying.
On the 2003 Dakar Rally, Masuoka will continue as before with sponsorship from Nippon Oil Corporation, while he and Fontenay are both entered for Team ENEOS Mitsubishi Ralliart. Peterhansel and Biasion will have sponsorship from the French telecommunications firm ATS and compete for Team ATS Mitsubishi Ralliart.

TEAM DIRECTOR CONFIDENT OF VICTORY

Team director Dominique Serieys, who won the Dakar Rally for Mitsubishi with French driver Bruno Saby back in 1983, is understandably confident. "The new Evolution is a very daring concept," he said. "It has a lot of different technical characteristics, an excellent power-to-weight distribution, a new six-speed sequential gearbox, improved suspension and new applied technologies.
We made a choice for the 2003 Dakar, giving us the possibility to renew and reinforce the team, mainly the drivers, as the co-drivers are practically the same. We retained Hiroshi Masuoka, who was the Dakar winner in 2002. We called upon Stéphane Peterhansel, who won the Dakar on a motorbike six times.
He joined Mitsubishi this year and won the Tunisia Rally. He's a driver who can achieve another win for Mitsubishi. We also retained the services of Jean-Pierre Fontenay, the established French driver at Mitsubishi and the last recruit is the well-known Italian driver Miki Biasion. I feel that this gives us a very strong team."

MITSUBISHI BIDS FOR EIGHTH WIN

Mitsubishi has filled all three podium places on the Dakar Rally on no less than four occasions - 1992, 1997, 1998 and 2002 - and heads for the 2003 event as a strong candidate for that eighth outright win - a feat only ever managed by Yamaha in the motorcycle category.
The Paris-Dakar Rally began in 1978, when a mere 170 entrants set off from Paris on a testing route through Algeria, Niger, Mali, Haute-Volta and on to a finish in Senegal. That first event was organised by Frenchman Thierry Sabine and the Thierry Sabine Organisation (TSO) continues to organise the event today. Sabine tragically lost his life in a helicopter accident during the 1986 Dakar Rally.
Mitsubishi first entered the Dakar in 1983, but the team's winning track record began in 1985, when Frenchman Patrick Zaniroli and co-driver Jean Da Silva steered their Pajero / Montero to a maiden success. Mitsubishi then had to wait seven years for a second triumph.
This time it was the turn of Hubert Auriol to earn an emphatic win in the Paris-Cape Town Rally and he became the only competitor in history ever to win the Dakar on a bike and in a car.
Mitsubishi controlled proceedings in 1992, on what was the longest of all the Dakar rallies and repeated the feat the following year when Frenchman Bruno Saby achieved success with Dominique Serieys in a Pajero / Montero.
Four years later Kenjiro Shinozuka became the first Japanese driver ever to win the Dakar, when he steered his Pajero / Montero to victory. Frenchman Jean-Pierre Fontenay was triumphant the following year, but Mitsubishi had to wait until the turn of the century to take their sixth victory.
The 2001 Dakar witnessed a frenetic battle between Mitsubishi and the Schlesser Buggies, with Japan's Hiroshi Masuoka holding the advantage for much of the route through Mauritania and Mali.
He lost the lead in a well-publicised accident near the finish and Germany's Jutta Kleinschmidt hit the front once rival Jean-Louis Schlesser incurred a time penalty. Her win was the first for a woman in the history of the Dakar.
Masuoka returned with a vengeance in 2002 to dominate the Arras-Madrid-Dakar Rally and became the second Japanese driver to enter the history books, with Kleinschmidt, Shinozuka and Fontenay giving the factory Pajeros the top four places.

But results were not forthcoming from then on and Carlos Sousa's victory on one of the Baja 24-Hour races aside, Mitsubishi switched to developing the new car rather than send official cars to the Masters Rally and the Por Las Pampas Rally in Argentina.
Four cars were entered in the UAE Desert Challenge, as a warm-up for the Dakar and all four were a class of the field, with Mitsubishis filling the top three places. Masuoka, who had become a worldwide celebrity after winning the 2002 Dakar, was delayed by an accident and a rear differential problem, but set a pair of fastest stage times to further boost Mitsubishi's confidence for the 2003 Dakar.
"I feel that we have a fantastic balance of talent in the team now," admitted Serieys. "Masuoka is a very fast driver and he is sure to drive flat out on the Dakar. But we also have the experience of Jean-Pierre Fontenay, who is a former winner, and the limitless talents of Peterhansel. He is relatively new to the team, but his record on the Dakar is legendary. Miki (Biasion) is new to the team, but he has a lot of experience in the World Rally Championship and I looked at his passage control section times after the UAE Desert Challenge and he was very quick indeed."


MAJOR TECHNICAL IMPROVEMENTS

The Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution differs from the older 2002-specification in terms of exterior body styling and dimensions. It is 113 mm longer than the older model, 39 mm wider and has a wheelbase 180 mm longer than its predecessor. Both the front and rear track have been extended by 22 mm. The new T2 model is powered by a revised 6G74, six-cylinder, 3,497cc, 24-valve MIVEC V6 engine and utilises ECI multi-injection and a six-speed transmission. Ralliart claims the unit produces 270 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a massive 36 kg-m of torque at 3,500 rpm.
2003 competition models will run on BF Goodrich tyres and use independent double wishbone front and rear suspension, six-pot ventilated discs and power assisted rack and pinion steering. Mitsubishi also has its own tyre-deflation system, which automatically inflates and deflates the tyres with a push of a button on the dashboard.
In the UAE Desert Challenge the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution was in a class of its own from the outset, with Peterhansel setting the fastest time through the opening stage from Hameem to Liwa, deep in the Arabian desert. Team mate Masuoka rolled and later sustained a flat tyre, but the new car had been comfortably quicker than the older model, two official BMW X5s and a Nissan Pick-Up run by Team Dessoude.
Masuoka hit trouble over the gruelling second section through the Rub Al Khali, when the rear differential overheated in outside temperatures which peaked at 47 degrees Centigrade in the heat of the midday sun.
"There was a problem with the temperature of the rear differential on Hiroshi's car," admitted Serieys. "The oil was 180 degrees and we stopped. It was a problem with the oil pump. He returned to the bivouac and we repaired it. It cost him the rally, for sure, but that is why we did the test. Better to have problems here than on the Dakar."
The opposition's demise was Peterhansel's gain and the Frenchman edged further clear of team mates Fontenay and Biasion over the second day of the UAE Desert Challenge. Masuoka set the quickest time in the third stage, as Peterhansel eased off to conserve his lead, and the Japanese driver was again comfortably quicker than anyone else over the sprint through the dunes back to Dubai.

Peterhansel duly consolidated his overall lead and gave Team Mitsubishi Ralliart a winning debut for the new car, with Fontenay and Biasion filling the podium places.
"I have a very good feeling about this car," said Peterhansel. "From the start it was powerful, responsive, fast over the hatch roads and easy to drive in the sand and the dunes. I did not have one mechanical problem. It was competitive from the start and I truly feel that this car will win the Dakar and maybe next year's World Cup."
Masuoka was also positive after his first real test. "I won the Dakar Rally in 2002 after many attempts and knew as soon as I got into this car that we had a winner again. I had a couple of problems myself. One over a series of tricky bumps where I rolled the car and then the differential problem. But this should not be a factor on the Dakar and other rallies next year. Libya, Tunisia and Egypt is never forty degrees in January, so this will not be a factor."


2003 DAKAR STARTS ON NEW YEAR'S DAY

After documentation and scrutineering in Marseilles, the official start is on New Year's Day. From there the route heads south through France for three timed special stages prior to the North African ferry crossing. The TSO have promised a testing route through the tricky dune complexes of Eastern Tunisia and the towering ranges in Libya and the Egyptian Deserts.
There will be three stages in Tunisia, five in Libya and six in Egypt, the longest competitive section being 584 km.
Out of a total route of 8602 km, 5257 km will be competitive. Two stages will be run without GPS, there will be a Marathon stage and a rest day at Siwa in Egypt on January 13th. The event will draw to a close at Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea on January 19th.
Following Mitsubishi's recent decision to withdraw from the FIA World Rally Championship for one year to further develop the Lancer World Rally Car, the 2003 Dakar Rally result will take on even more significance within the Japanese organisation.

TEAM
Sports Director
Dominique SERIEYS(F)
Technical Director
Thierry VIARDOT(F)
Chief Engineer
Maxime FELTER(F)

Team ENEOS Mitsubishi Ralliart
Driver
Hiroshi MASUOKA (J)
Jean Pierre FONTENAY (F)
Co-driver
Andreas SCHULZ (D)
Gilles PICARD (F)
Car
Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution
Super Production Cross-Country Car
Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero
Super Production Cross-Country Car

Team ATS Mitsubishi Ralliart
Driver
Stéphane PETERHANSEL (F)
Miki BIASION (I)
Co-driver
Jean Paul COTTRET (F)
Tiziano SIVIERO (I)
Car
Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution
Super Production Cross-Country Car
Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero
Super Production Cross-Country Car

DRIVERS
Hiroshi MASUOKA / Born March 13th, 1960
Career highlights
1987 Paris-Dakar 29th overall 1996 Granada-Dakar 6th overall
1988 Paris-Dakar retire 1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar 4th overall
1990 Paris-Dakar 10th overall 1998 Paris-Granada-Dakar 4th overall
1991 Paris-Dakar 96th overall 1999 Granada-Dakar 6th overall
1992 Paris - Cape Town 20th overall 2000 Paris-Dakar-Cairo 6th overall
1993 Paris-Dakar retire 2001 Paris-Dakar 2nd overall
1994 Paris-Dakar 4th overall 2002 Paris-Dakar 1st overall
1995 Granada-Dakar 10th overall 2002 Rallye Maroc 2nd overall

An employee of Ralliart Inc., the Japanese first started off-road racing in 1979. He accumulated impressive results in domestic rallies before switching to international events.
Masuoka attempted the Paris-Dakar for the first time in 1987. In 1990, he claimed an impressive T2 category win (10th overall). After proving that he can handle the Dakar, he went on to finish fourth overall in 1994 and repeated the same position in both 1997 and 1998. He took sixth overall in both 1999 and 2000, so steadily building a magnificent record in the legendary African classic.
In November 2000 Masuoka attended the Baja 2000, the most famous and toughest off-road event organised in North America. This off-road event held in Baja California peninsula is far removed from its European counterparts - competitors drive their machines over 2,500kms non-stop!
Masuoka teamed up with three American drivers to cross the Baja California peninsula in a production-based Mitsubishi Montero Sport/Challenger. He and his team-mates succeeded in taking the Montero Sport/Challenger to victory in class 3I, completing the race in a little more than 55 hours, an incredible achievement considering that many doubted they would even finish on their first participation in the Baja.
The challenge provided Masuoka with valuable experience for his attempt at the 2001 Dakar in which he finished second overall after a controversial finish. In the exciting 2002 Dakar, Hiroshi Masuoka maintained a winning pace and stayed on top for 12 straight days to take his first overall victory at his 15th attempt.
In the same year, he entered the Morocco Rally where he finished second overall. Impressive results and his growing popularity make him one of the top rally drivers in the world. Mitsubishi driver Hiroshi Masuoka proudly represents Japan in the world of off-road racing.

Stéphane PETERHANSEL / Born August 6th, 1965

Career highlights
2-wheel category
4-wheel category
1991 Paris-Dakar 1st overall 1999 Granada-Dakar 7th overall
1992 Paris - Cape Town 1st overall 2000 Paris-Dakar-Cairo 2nd overall
1993 Paris-Dakar 1st overall 2000 Rallye Maroc 5th overall
1995 Granada-Dakar 1st overall 2001 Paris-Dakar 1st T1
1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar 1st overall 2002 Tunisia Rally 1st overall
1998 Paris-Granada-Dakar 1st overall 2002 UAE Desert Challenge 1st overall

The Frenchman made his debut on a motorcycle event in 1980 and went on to achieve no less than six victories in the two-wheel category on the most difficult cross-country event in world, the Paris-Dakar Rally. 'Peter', as he is nicknamed in France, remains the most successful rider in the history of the Dakar.
He also achieved four victories on one of the world's top motorcycle enduro races, the ISDE (International Six-Day Enduro). In 1999, he entered the four-wheel category of the Granada-Dakar Rally and finished an impressive seventh overall.
He persevered in the four-wheel category and eventually finished a magnificent second overall in the 2000 Dakar in a Mitsubishi-engined Mega Special, which he developed himself over the season.
In 2001, he won the T1 category and signed for Team Mitsubishi Ralliart after the 2002 Dakar Rally. He went on to clinch overall victory in the Tunisia Rally as a Mitsubishi works driver with a Pajero / Montero, before becoming an integral member of the test and development team for the new Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution. After a test session in Morocco in August, Peterhansel gave the new car a winning debut in the UAE Desert Challenge, the final round of the FIA World Cup, across the sands of the Arabian Desert. He now has a contract with Mitsubishi for the full 2003 season.


Jean Pierre FONTENAY / Born July 24th, 1957
Career highlights
1988 Paris-Dakar 2nd overall 1997 Dakar-Agades-Dakar 2nd overall
1989 Paris-Dakar 7th overall 1998 Paris-Granada-Dakar 1st overall
1991 Paris-Dakar 3rd overall 1998 UAE desert Challenge 1st overall
1993 Italian Baja 1st overall 1999 Granada-Dakar 9th overall
1995 Granada-Dakar 4th overall 2000 Paris-Dakar-Cairo 3rd overall
1995 Paris-Beijing 1st overall 2000 Rallye Maroc 3rd overall
1996 Granada-Dakar 3rd overall 2001 Paris-Dakar 6th overall
1996 Atlas Rally 2nd overall 2002 Paris-Dakar 4th overall

The Frenchman made his debut in the Paris-Dakar Rally as a co-driver in 1983. From the 1987 Paris-Dakar he became a "quick service" driver for the Mitsubishi works team and was eventually promoted to a factory drive. In 1993 he won five consecutive events in the T2 category of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup series.
In both the 1994 Australian Safari and 1995 Paris-Beijing Rally he defeated more powerful T3 vehicles in his T1 Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero (standard production vehicle category) to achieve an impressive overall victory.
After 16 years' challenging for the famous Dakar Rally, the pinnacle of his career was an overall victory in the 1998 Paris-Granada-Dakar.
In 2000, the popular Frenchman finished third on the Paris-Dakar-Cairo Rally and third on the Morocco Rally. He took a similar placing again in the Por Las Pampas Rally and finished fourth overall in the UAE Desert Challenge after stopping to help fellow Mitsubishi driver Jutta Kleinschmidt.
On the 2002 Dakar, Fontenay took his Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero to fourth overall. He finished an impressive third overall in the Italian Baja and runner-up in the UAE Desert Challenge.

Miki BIASION / Born January 7th, 1958
Career highlights
WRC Cross Country Rally
1987 WRC Three WRC Victories
2nd Position WRC
1996 Italian Baja 3rd overall
1999 Tunisia Rally 1st T4
1988 WRC Five WRC Victories
World Champion
1999 UAE desert Challenge 1st T4
2000 Italian Baja 3rd T4
1989 WRC Five WRC Victories
World Champion
2000 Tunisia Rally 2nd T4
2002 UAE Desert Challenge 3rd overall

Born at Bassano del Grappa in 1958, the young Italian driver entered his first rally in 1978, although his first rally car was an Opel Kadett which he drove in 1979. In 1983 he achieved victory in the FIA European Rally Championship in the Lancia Rally. In 1984, he graduated to the WRC and finished sixth overall, his best result being second in the Corsica Rally. His persistence paid off two years later when he clinched his first WRC victory for the Lancia team by winning the Rally of Argentina.
The following year he achieved three wins in Monte Carlo, Argentina and Sanremo and finished second in the Drivers' Championship. In 1988 he won no less than four consecutive rallies - Portugal, Kenya, Acropolis and the Olympus rally in the USA - and became the first Italian driver ever to win the FIA World Rally Championship Drivers' title, the little Italian also winning the Sanremo Rally in a Delta Integrale.
In 1989 he repeated his awesome performance by taking the title again with a similar five wins in Monte Carlo, Portugal, Kenya, Greece and Italy. The last of his 17 WRC wins came on the 1993 Acropolis Rally.
He began a new career in cross-country rallying in 1996 and took a pair of victories in the T4 Truck category. He joined Mitsubishi before the recent UAE Desert Challenge and finished third overall behind team mates, Peterhansel and Fontenay. The event was his first for the new team and he will be taking part in the Dakar Rally for the first time. He will also drive for Mitsubishi during the 2003 season.


Entry Vehicles and characteristics

Developed under the Super-production Class introduced in the 2001 Dakar Rally, the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution combines the state-of-the-art technology of the cross-country rally car; with over 20 years experience gained by Mitsubishi, in the Dakar Rally.

The tubular frame of the Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution is high in rigidity combined with lightness and the height has been lowered by 10 cm, securing greater road clearance. The frontal area has been reduced with an aim for improved aerodynamics. The engine is mounted 10 cm lower and 30 cm rearward, to give a lower center of gravity and a more appropriate weight balance.

Donerre (France) have made newly developed shock absorbers, which are fitted to the all-independent suspension to make for an excellent dynamic performance.
The engine itself is the proven Type 6G74 3.5-litre, 24 valve V6 with MIVEC variable valve timing, and with modifications to the intake and exhaust ports has displayed an increase in torque for most if not all of the range. This transmission is a first for Paris - Dakar cars. It is a 6-speed sequential type that has improved gear operations.

The Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero will also be entered. Last year's victorious car, which dominated the top four placings has had its engine output increased and with detailed improvements to the body will prove more competitive. All four cars will be fitted with BF Goodrich tyres. The tyre deflating system, which operates from inside the vehicle to give appropriate tyre pressure, suitable for various terrains will also be used again.

 
SPECIFICATIONS
Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution / Montero Evolution
Super Production Cross-Country Car
Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero
Super Production Cross-Country Car
OVERALL LENGTH
4,223mm
4,110mm
OVERALL WIDTH
1,994mm
1,955mm
WHEEL BASE
2,725mm
2,545mm
FRONT TRACK
1,722mm
1,700mm
REAR TRACK
1,722mm
1,700mm
ENGINE MODEL
6G74
6 Cylinders, 24-Valves
DOHC V6MIVEC
FUEL SYSTEM
ECI Multi-injection
BORExSTROKE
93.0x85.8mm
DISPLACEMENT
3,497cc
MAXIMUM OUTPUT
270PS/6,000rpm
MAXIMUM TORQUE
36kg-m/3,500rpm
TRANSMISSION
6 Speed
SUSPENSION- Front
Independent - Double wishbone
SUSPENSION- Rear
Independent - Double wishbone
STEERING
Power assisted rack & pinion
BRAKES
Ventilated discs with 6-pot calipers
TYRES
BF Goodrich
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
500L

Itinerary

The 2003 Dakar Rally will be the 25th anniversary of the event, starting on New Year's Day in Marseilles, South of France. This will then proceed to Spain, Tunisia and Libya, finishing at Sharm El Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, on January 19th.

The Rally covers a period of 19 days, over a total distance of 8,602 km with 5,257 km being competitive.
The official name is the 2003 Telefonica Dakar, with Spain's telecommunications firm being the main sponsor.

It will be the first time that either Paris or Dakar have not been chosen as the start or finish point. This year, the event is based in Northeast Africa as opposed to Northwest Africa and relives some of the history of the events of the 1980s.

The rally will start on the evening of January 1st, after a short Prologue run to Narbonne near the Spanish border. The first special stage will be held on Thursday, January 2nd in Castellon, followed by a ferry crossing from Valencia, during the night. On the morning of Sunday, January 5th, the event will reach Tunis, where the African stages begin. It will be the first time since 1989 that the event crosses Tunisia.

On Tuesday, January 7th the event enters Libya. The vast Libyan deserts were the highlight of the first half of the event between 1989 and 1992. In addition to the high-speed sections this year, there will be a marathon stage, where assistance vehicles will be prohibited and there will be areas where the previously allowed GPS will also be forbidden.

After the five Libyan special stages, the rally enters Egypt on Sunday, January 12th and on the following day, there is a rest day at Siwa.

The second half of the event begins with a loop stage at Siwa and the entrants will be faced by a series of towering sand dunes. The closing stage, on Friday, January 17th is another where GPS is prohibited.

On Saturday, January 18th the entrants will cross the Suez Canal, reach the Sinai Peninsula and the finish at Sharm El Sheikh on Sunday, January 19th. The route comprises stages from previous Dakar rallies and a selection of new sections.

 
Entry List
NO.
TEAM
DRIVER
CO-DRIVER
NAT.
CAR
GR.
200
TEAM ENEOS MITSUBISHI RALLIART H.MASUOKA
A.SCHULZ
J/D
MITSUBISHI PAJERO EVOLUTION
/ MONTERO EVOLUTION
2
201
NISSAN RALLY RAID TEAM K.SHINOZUKA
T.DELLI - ZOTTI
J/F
NISSAN PICK UP
2
202
TEAM ENEOS MITSUBISHI RALLIART J.P.FONTENAY
G.PICARD
F
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
203
VOLKSWAGEN J.KLEINSCHMIDT
F.PONS
D
VOLKSWAGEN TAREK
2
204
NISSAN RALLY RAID TEAM A.VATANEN
T.THORNER
FIN
NISSAN PICK UP
2
205
X - RAID G.DE MEVIUS
A.GUEHENNEC
B
BMW X5
2
206
TEAM ATS MITSUBISHI RALLIART S.PETERHANSEL
J.P.COTTRET
F
MITSUBISHI PAJERO EVOLUTION
/ MONTERO EVOLUTION
2
207
TEAM ATS MITSUBISHI RALLIART M.BIASION
T.SIVIERO
I
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
208
SCHLESSER - FORD J.L.SCHLESSER
J.M.LURQUIN
F
SCHLES-FORD RAID
2
209
SCHLESSER - FORD J.M.SERVIA
E.OLLER CARBO
E
SCHLES-FORD RAID
2
210
NISSAN RALLY RAID TEAM T.DE LAVERGNE
J.DUBOIS
F
NISSAN PICK UP
2
211
MITSUBISHI MOTOR SPORT C.SOUSA
H.MAGNE
P
MITSUBISHI L200 STRAKAR
2
212
RALLIART K.KOLBERG
R.LOURIVAL
BR
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
215
VOLKSWAGEN S.HENRARD
B.WILLIS
B
VOLKSWAGEN TAREK
2
216
TELEFONICA MOVISTAR J.A.VILLALBA
J.M.GARCIA
E
MERCEDES ML 430
2
217
NISSAN RALLY RAID TEAM G.DE VILLIERS
P.MAIMON
ZA/F
NISSAN PICK UP
2
218
NISSAN RALLY RAID TEAM K.AL MUTAIW
P.MONNET
UAE/F
NISSAN PICK UP
2
219
TOYOTA TEAM ARACO J.J.RATET
J.P.GARCIN
F
TOYOTA HDJ 100
1
220
GROINE DEVELOPPEMENT J.P.STRUGO
P.LARROQUE
F
MERCEDES ML 430
1
221
X - RAID L.ALPHAND
M.STEVENSON
F
BMW X5
2
223
TOYOTA TEAM ARACO T.ASAGA
D.ARAKAWA
J
TOYOTA HDJ 100
1
224
RALLIART J.L.MONTERDE
R.TORNABELL
E
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
227
NISSAN TECNO SPORT E.ORIOLI
M.DOMINELLA
I
NISSAN TERRANO
2
233
N.C.M DEVELOPPEMENT N.MISSLIN
J.M.POLATO
F
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
236
GECO RAID A.MAYER

D
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
243
TOYOTA TEAM ARACO U.KATAYAMA
G.TROUBLE
J
TOYOTA HDJ 100
1
244
RALLIART G.LORA LAMIA
R.DI PERSIO
I
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
260
RALLIART M.GARMENDIA
Y.DIAZ
E
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
267
RALLIART M.BALDA
V.FACUNDO
E
MITSUBISHI
2
269
PARFUM D'AFRIQUE D.GOUTTENOIRE
S.GAYNON
F
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
281
LES RESIDENCES DU PORT P.PIERDOMENICO
J.DI TOMMASO
F
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
287
M.VAN VLIET
M.WAMS
NL
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
1
288
N.C.M DEVELOPPEMENT C.MISSLIN
S.LE BAIL
F
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
307
GRAF MOTRSPORT F.GRIGOLETTO
N.MELLON
I
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
1
308
HUTTEN H.HUTTEN
H.LUCAS
NL
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
1
311
RALLIART L.KOMORNICKI
R.MARTON
PL
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
312
RALLIART C.OLIVEIRA
P.JORDAO
P
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
2
316
RESIDENCE DU PORT EDGA J.ARNAUD
J.M.THOMEN
F
MITSUBISHI PAJERO/MONTERO
1
 
MAP

 

SCHEDULE
DATE COUNTRY PLACE LEG LIAISON SS LIAISON TOTAL
DECEMBER
30-31
FRANCE MARSEILLE (SCRUTINEERING)
JANUARY
1
FRANCE MARSEILLE - NARBONNE 1 1 290 291
2 FRANCE - SPAIN NARBONNE - CASTELLON 2 21 43 510 574
3 SPAIN CASTELLON - VALENCIA 3 5 8 82 95
4 SPAIN - TUNISIA (TRANSFER) -
5 TUNISIA TUNIS - TOZEUR 4 89 25 349 463
6 TUNISIA TOZEUR - EL BORMA 5 133 285 76 494
7 TUNISIA - LIBYA EL BORMA - GHADAMES 6 13 228 37 278
8 LIBYA GHADAMES - GHAT 7 5 584 102 691
9 LIBYA GHAT - SABHA 8 49 497 181 727
10 LIBYA SABHA - ZILLA 9 6 567 12 585
11 LIBYA ZILLA - SARIR 10 31 521 2 554
12 LIBYA - EGYPT SARIR - SIWA 11 1 438 147 586
13 EGYPT SIWA (REST DAY) -
14 EGYPT SIWA - SIWA 12 57 341 47 445
15 EGYPT SIWA - DAKHLA 13 47 569 41 657
16 EGYPT DAKHLA - LOUXOR 14 53 274 375 702
17 EGYPT LOUXOR - ABU RISH 15 75 477 24 576
18 EGYPT ABU RISH - SHARM EL SHEIKH 16 413 365 50 828
19 EGYPT SHARM EL SHEIKH - SHARM EL SHEIKH 17 13 34 9 56
DISTANCE (km)
5,257 3,345 8,602

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