X-Raid team and MINI Countryman arrive in Buenos Aires

MINI | December 30th, 2010 by 2
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Press Release: All members of the Monster Energy X-raid rally team has safely arrived in Buenos Aires to begin final preparations for the official start …

Press Release: All members of the Monster Energy X-raid rally team has safely arrived in Buenos Aires to begin final preparations for the official start of the 33rd Personal Dakar Argentina-Chile on New Year’s Day.

Six BMW X3CCs, the brand new Mini All4 Racing and the team’s fleet of race trucks, service trucks and support vehicles have been removed from the dock area in Buenos Aires and are being prepared by Sven Quandt’s army of mechanics and engineers.

Guerlain Chicherit and co-driver Michel Périn managed to carry out a short pre-event test in the Mini All4 Racing about 50km from Buenos Aires at a nearby motorcross circuit on Wednesday afternoon. Chicherit’s Mini has been developed in record time and the Frenchman will be hoping to improve on the fifth position he obtained with a BMW X3CC last year.

X Raid team and MINI Countryman arrive in Buenos Aires

The entire X-raid team will attend pre-rally administration and scrutineering formalities at La Rural conference centre in Buenos Aires on Friday morning, before the competition cars are placed in a Parc Ferme area. Team members will then attend a New Year’s Eve dinner in the fashionable Puerto Madero area of the city to celebrate the start of the New Year.

One hundred and fifty-six cars, 183 bikes, 33 quads, 68 trucks and competitors from 51 nations are expected to finalise pre-rally formalities over the next two days before the official start on New Year’s Day.

[Source: X-Raid via BimmerToday ]

  • Laszlo

    33rd Personal Dakar Argentina-Chile ? 33rd ? When did this all happen ? In a last 33 years ? ? ? Haven’t heard of even one of this rally…

    Of course I know all about the now defunct Paris-Dakar Rally, but not ever heard of the Dakar Argentina rally , especially not 32times….

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      It has been around for quite some time :)

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