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PETERHANSELAND DESPRES CONFIRM 1-2 FINISH FOR TEAMPEUGEOT TOTAL IN CHINA SILK ROAD RALLY




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ChinaSilk Road Rally 2015

August 26-September 11, 2015  


Stage13: Dunhuang - Dunhuang, 296.65km

Liaison,7.88km; stage 222.42km; liaison, 66.35km.


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Friday, September 11, 2015

PETERHANSELAND DESPRES CONFIRM 1-2 FINISH FOR

TEAMPEUGEOT TOTAL IN CHINA SILK ROAD RALLY


·KTM’s Armand Monleón Hernandez tops motorcycles;Su Wen Min in second

·Haval finish third and fourth in the cars; T3 winfor Guoyu and Delaunay


DUNHUANG (CHINA):  Team Peugeot Total confirmed a superb one-twofinish in the car category of the China Silk Road Rally with the quickest twotimes on the 13th and final Dunhuang loop stage on Friday.




Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret finished 31min 27sec in frontof their fellow French pairing of Cyril Despres and David Castera to give theevolution version of the 2008 DKR a first outright victory. The success was anexcellent confidence boost for the team as it prepares for a second Dakar Rallywith the 2008 DKR in January 2016.

“This is a fantastic result for our team as we continue thedevelopment of the 2008 DKR,” said record-breaking 11-time Dakar Rally winnerPeterhansel. “The win is a reward for all the hard work put in by members ofthe team over recent months and will give everyone confidence heading into thenext Dakar.”

Despres clinched the final stage to record his second win on fourwheels since making the successful switch from motorcycles to cars. Peterhanselwon seven of the 12 stages.

Spanish rider Armand Monleón Hernandez stayed clear of trouble on thefinal stage to ensure that his Red Bull KTM 450 Rally finished at the top ofthe podium in the motorcycle category. The Spaniard won eight of the 12 timedtests, with runner-up Su Wen Min winning the remaining four on his factoryJincheng. Monleón’s winning margin was 33min 41sec.

The final 222.42km special stage started at Dang He and finished atHanxia, before a liaison of 66.35km returned teams to the bivouac to preparefor the prize giving and ceremonial finish.

Chinese SUV manufacturer Haval could not match the factory Peugeots onthis occasion and was unable to complete a hat trick of victories on the formerChina Grand Rally. Han Wei shadowed the French cars to the finish in third placeto complete the podium and last year’s winner, Christian Lavieiile, was fourthwith Jean-Pierre Garcin reading his notes.

Lui Kun dropped over 35 minutes on the final stage, but still managedto secure fifth place in his Mitsubishi MPR11. Fellow Chinese driver GongLiangliang was a distant sixth.


Hu Ai Dong finished fifth in the motorcycle category and was the firstquad rider home on his Bombardier 1000. Zhao Hong Yi (KTM) and Zhou Tien(Jincheng) were third and fourth on two wheel machines.


Zhang Guoyu and Sebastien Delaunay clinched victory in the T3 categoryin their Polaris 900. The Chinese and his French navigator completed the rallyin 18th overall and were well clear of T3 runners-up, Liu Hailongand Zhang Jianfeng, who hit trouble near the finish and slipped to 31st.


The South American crew of Leonidas Marmolejo and Maximiliano Blancosurvived the rigours of the Chinese wilderness to bring their 4WD Jaton RacingTeam Toyota Hilux home in 24th.


The Australian duo of Adrian Di Lallo and Harry Suzuki finished 34thin the Red Earth Motorsport Isuzu MU-X. They overcame several teething problemson the early stages and set some competitive stage times as the eventprogressed.


“We started today with 80km of sand and dunes and then it transitionedthrough some extremely rough wash away country and into a long, dry river bed,which is where we were able to pass a few cars,” said Di Lallo. “The finalsector of the stage was a rough and rutted, high-speed sand track. We enjoyedcompeting in the event. We are obviously disappointed with the result, but wecame away with a wealth of knowledge.”


The event was organised by the China Silk Road Rally Auto SportsManagement Company Limited, in association with CCTV Sports and EntertainmentCompany Ltd. and the Beijing Motorsports Development Company, with the fullcooperation of the Federation of Automobile Sports of China (FASC) and thesupport of the sporting bureaux of several Chinese regions.


2015 China SilkRoad Rally – positions on SS13 (Cars):

1. Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera(FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR                     2hr06min 45sec

2. Christian Lavieille(FRA)/Jean-Pierre Garcin (FRA) Haval                            2hr06min 52sec

3. Stéphane Peterhansel(FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR        2hr08min 32sec

4. Han Wei (CHN)/Pan Hong Yu (CHN)Haval                                            2hr09min 10sec

5. Wei Hong Jie (CHN)/Guo Jun (CHN)Xiongfeng Buggy                        2hr12min 10sec


2015 China SilkRoad Rally – positions on SS13 (Bikes):

1. Armand Monleón Hernandez (ESP)KTM 450 Rally                                      2hr41min 31sec

2. Su Wen Min (CHN) Jincheng 450YRally                                      2hr43min 14sec

3. Zhou Tien (CHN) Jincheng 450YRally                                           3hr08min 08sec

4. Zhao Hong Yi (CHN) KTM 450 Rally                                               3hr09min 07sec

5. Hu Ai Dong (CHN) Bombardier 1000                                            3hr17min 26sec

2015 China SilkRoad Rally – final positions after SS13 (Cars):

1. Stéphane Peterhansel(FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR        23hr10min 11sec

2. Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera(FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR                     23hr41min 38sec

3. Han Wei (CHN)/Pan Hong Yu (CHN)Haval                                            24hr01min 25sec

4. Christian Lavieille(FRA)/Jean-Pierre Garcin (FRA) Haval                            24hr06min 45sec

5. Lui Kun (CHN)/Liao Min (CHN)Mitsubishi Pajero MPR11                           25hr05min 45sec

6. Gong Liangliang (CHN)/Xu Duoduo(CHN) Mitsubishi MPR13           28hr08min 18sec


Select others

18. Zhang Guoyu (CHN)/SebastienDelaunay (FRA) Polaris 900 - T3             35hr46min 43sec

24. Leonadis Marmolejo(COL)/Maximiliano Blanco (ARG) Toyota Hilux              41hr00min 03sec

34. Adrian Di Lallo (AUS)/HarrySuzuki (AUS) Isuzu MU-X                      225hr19min 59sec


2015 China SilkRoad Rally – final positions after SS13 (Bikes):

1. Armand Monleón Hernandez (ESP)KTM 450 Rally                                      28hr41min 47sec

2. Su Wen Min (CHN) Jincheng 450YRally                                      29hr15min 28sec

3. Zhao Hong Yi (CHN) KTM 450 Rally                                               32hr18min 11sec

4. Zhou Tien (CHN) Jincheng 450YRally                                           33hr06min 34sec

5. Hu Ai Dong (CHN) Bombardier 1000                                            33hr49min 41sec


Stagewinners - cars

SS1          HanWei (CHN)/Pan Hong Yu (CHN) Haval

SS2          StéphanePeterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR

SS3          Cancelled

SS4  StéphanePeterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR

SS5  StéphanePeterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR

SS6  StéphanePeterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR    

SS7  StéphanePeterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR    

SS8  LuiKun (CHN)/Liao (CHN) Mitsubishi Pajero MPR11                            

SS9  ChristianLavieille (FRA)/Jean-Pierre Garcin (FRA) Haval                    

SS10         StéphanePeterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR    

SS11        Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR                    

SS12         StéphanePeterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR

SS13         CyrilDespres (FRA)/David Castera (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR  


Stagewinners - bikes

SS1  ArmandMonleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally                      

SS2          ArmandMonleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally

SS3          Cancelled

SS4  ArmandMonleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally

SS5  SuWen Min (CHN) Jincheng 450Y Rally

SS6  ArmandMonleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally            

SS7  SuWen Min (CHN) Jincheng 450Y Rally      

SS8  ArmandMonleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally  

SS9  ArmandMonleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally                      

SS10         SuWen Min (CHN) Jincheng 450Y Rally

SS11         SuWen Min (CHN) Jincheng 450Y Rally                

SS12         ArmandMonleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally  

SS13         ArmandMonleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally


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