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• Cyril Despres/David Castera make it two out of two, as the winners of the 2016 Silk Way Rally triumph again this year, having held the lead for the entirety of the second week of the race. Their Peugeot DKR #100 eventually won with a margin of one hour and five minutes, over a total of 9599 kilometers those 4094 kilometers of which were on timed section. Read More »


– Final stage replaced with a shortened lap of honour due to heavy rain overnight in Zhongwei region.
– Positions from end of Leg 13 stand as final result.
– Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen finish 9th overall.
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul 10th place overall. Read More »

• Stephane Peterhansel/Jean Paul Cottret won the penultimate stage of the Silk Way Rally: the 10th stage victory for Peugeot from the 13 competitive days run so far. Their Peugeot DKR #106 also climbs up to fifth position overall after a complex stage 13, containing big dunes and several twists of fate for many of the competitors. Read More »

– Both MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars complete penultimate 2017 Silk Way Rally stage
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul finish ninth to maintain 10th place overall
– Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen cross the line in 11th after a challenging stage

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• With just two days to go, Cyril Despres/David Castera keep fighting to maintain their healthy 45-minute overall lead over their closest pursuers on the Silk Way Rally, with teammates Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret watching their backs carefully.
• The leading duo aboard the Peugeot DKR #100 had a scare on today’s 12th stage, when they got stuck on a sand dune and, a couple of kilometres later, lost power steering, meaning they were classified eighth-fastest on the stage. This cost them 20m30s on the stage but only 11m to their closest pursuer in second place overall. The Peugeot DKR #106 driven by Stephane Peterhansel was able to offer assistance, limiting the time loss on the stage, and was classified 10th on the stage. Another example of great team work, with team spirit high in the final push to the finish. Read More »

– Top 10 stage finishes for both MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars (#101 & #105)
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul finish 5th to hold on to 10th place overall
– Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen cross the line in 9th after a challenging stage

The huge dunes on stage 12 of the 2017 Silk Way Rally provided challenges for the competitors today as they made their way from Jiayuguan to Alxa Youqi. Read More »

• After stage 11 of the Silk Way Rally, Cyril Despres has gained few more minutes on his overall lead of the Silk Way Rally while his team mate Stephane Peterhansel won the stage. Despres was second, making it another one-two finish for the Peugeot DKR and the ninth stage victory from 11 days of competition. Read More »

• After the dramas of yesterday, today’s stage was much more straightforward for Team Peugeot Total, with the two remaining cars making it safely through to the finish despite dropping time in the final part of the stage with a slight navigational error.
• Cyril Despres / David Castera on Peugeot DKR #100 extend their overall lead today, despite driving with a bit in reserve in order not to take too many risks. They classified 4th on the stage but still gained few minutes in the overall timetable. Read More »

– Both MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars (#101 & #105) finish Leg 11 in top four
– Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen move up to second place overall after a fourth place stage finish
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul break into the top 10 on the leader board after crossing the finish line in third

Stage 11 of the 2017 Silk Way Rally was not as planned for the competitors today after the first of the two planned special stages was cancelled. Part of the expected route crossed an area that has very recently been created as an Environmental Protection Area by the Chinese Authorities. Read More »

– Both MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars (#101 & 105) finish Leg 10 in top three
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul cross the finish line in second
– Third place finish for Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen to return to top three overall

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