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• After a brief ‘day off’ in Urumqi, China, yesterday, the Peugeot Dream Team aboard the Peugeot DKR and Peugeot DKR Maxi made their return to competitive action on the Silk Way Rally today. Stage nine proved to be a tough one to kick off the second week: four hours of intense racing with the 50 first kilometres run on sand and then the next 370 kilometres taking place over rough terrain.
• Stephane Peterhansel took an impressive stage victory but Sebastien Loeb crashed at kilometre 82. Cyril Despres has taken the lead of the Silk Way Rally and is now 44 minutes ahead of his closest pursuer after finishing fifth on the stage. Peugeot claimed its eighth win from nine stages and maintained the overall lead, having gone to the top right from the first day. Read More »

– 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. Read More »

• Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena win the eighth stage of the Silk Way Rally today from their team mates Cyril Despres and David Castera by 5m16s. The two ‘Dream Team’ crews have grown their lead in the general classification: the nine-time world rally champion now has a 1h08m41s cushion over his teammate in the Peugeot DKR #100.
• As the Silk Way Rally reaches its halfway point, with the crews heading towards the rest day in Urumqi, China, the Peugeot DKR Maxi has confirmed the expectations of Peugeot Sport’s engineers on its first competitive outing, and proved its potential in the most extreme rally raid competition.
• On today’s bumpy special stage, Cyril Despres underlined his progress on four wheels aboard the Peugeot DKR: he is now 35 minutes clear of the third- placed driver in the overall rankings. Stephane Peterhansel / Jean Paul Cottret continue to fight their way back up the leaderboard: they are currently seventh overall, having dropped time throughout the stage after a tough day for them.

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– Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen claim another top three Silk Way Rally finish on Leg 8
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul break into the top 10 on the leader board after finishing 5th on today’s stage.

Following their first ever Silk Way Rally stage win yesterday, American pairing Bryce Menzies and co-driver Peter Mortensen opened today’s stage from Karamay to Urumqi in the #105 MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Read More »

– Day 7 of the Silk Way Rally was actually the shortest stage in terms of overall distance covered at 412 kilometres, with some tricky navigation on the 106.6- kilometre timed section. The competitors moved from Kazakhstan into China after the stage, where the rally will conclude next week.
– The Peugeot ‘Dream Team’ celebrated another double podium, with Cyril Despres / David Castera classified 2nd on the stage by only 1min31s, and Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena 3rd by 1min37s. Read More »

– Silk Way Rally newcomers Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen celebrate their first leg win at this year’s event.
– Menzies retains third place overall.
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul follow up in style with sixth place finish.

American pairing Bryce Menzies and co-driver Peter Mortensen (MINI John Cooper Works Rally #105) drove a superb Leg 7 to take their first leg win in this year’s Silk Way Rally. Read More »

– Despite a difficult Leg 6, Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen retain third place overall.
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul complete Leg 6 in sixth place and break into the top 15 leaders.

American duo Bryce Menzies and co-driver Peter Mortensen (MINI John Cooper Works Rally #105) successfully completed Leg 6 in 11th place and maintain third in the overall rankings. The change in terrain as the Silk Way Rally 2017 moves further east across the Kazakhstan plains is also starting to be a factor for all competitors in this famous cross-country race to China. Read More »

• Cyril Despres sets his first fastest time of this year’s Silk Way Rally, with his co-driver David Castera successfully navigating a tricky stage on day five to keep up the unbeaten winning streak for Peugeot.
• Navigation was the major challenge of the day, and Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena lost time searching the good direction in high grass, finishing 17min down on Despres. They still remain in the overall lead by 50 minutes in the brand new Peugeot DKRMaxi.
• For Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret, a broken front-right shock absorber forces them to stop on the stage, losing them 52 minutes relative toDespres. Read More »

– Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen move into top three overall after third place finish in Leg 5.
– Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul complete Leg 5 in ninth and return to the top 20 leader board.

The MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#105) of Bryce Menzies (USA) and co-driver Peter Mortensen (USA) is now placed third in the Silk Way Rally after a fast but challenging Leg 5. The American pairing completed the 849.54km leg distance, including a 487.47km special stage, in third position to move up one place in the overall rankings. Read More »

– With day four of the Silk Way Rally taking place in apocalyptic conditions, the brand new Peugeot DKR Maxi played its trump card, as Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena won the stage and extended their advantage at the head of the leaderboard, while their team mates hit problems.
– Stéphane Peterhansel lost more than two hours as a result of damage to his car after a roll at kilometre 43 of the first competitive section. Peterhansel and his co-driver Jean Paul Cottret avoided any additional road penalties by fixing the car on time and getting safely to the finish.
– After a fast start, Cyril Despres/David Castera got stuck in a hole on the first competitive section of the stage. They lost 48 minutes to Loeb before being pulled out by a fellow competitor. Nonetheless they kept their confidence to claim second place in the overall classification. Read More »