Desert Challenge/SS3: A MINI ALL4 Racing six-pack

Yazeed Al-Rajhi © DR

– Second to seventh positions all secured by MINI ALL4 Racing pairings

– Vasilyev now second in the overall standings

In today’s ranking, the MINI ALL 4 Racing vehicles appeared as a pack by securing the positions two to seven! Second fastest behind Nasser Al-Attiyah were Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov (both RUS).

Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Michel Périn (FRA) came in third, followed by Bryce Menzies (USA) / Andreas Schulz (GER) and Yazeed Al Rajhi (SAU) / Timo Gottschalk (GER). The crews Sheik Khalid Al Qassimi (UAE) / Khalid Al Kendi (UAE) and Jakub Przygonski (POL) / Tom Colsoul (BEL) completed the very good team result. Meanwhile, the buggy of Jutta Kleinschmidt (GER) and Tina Thörner (SWE) finished 14th, today.

Vasilyev had no problems during today’s special stage and worked his way up to second position in the overall standings. This is a nice birthday present for his co-driver Zhiltsov. Hirvonen also had a trouble free day. “It was definitely warmer today,