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Team Schlesser Sonangol continues to lead the 2012 Cross Country World Championship
24th April 2012
Third round of the World Cup for Cross Country Rallies FIA in Doha (Qatar)
After a sixth victory at the Desert Challenge, Team Schlesser-Sonangol was running at the Sealine Qatar Rally, counting towards the World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.
Unlike the dunes of Abu Dhabi, Qatar Sealine Rally is on a dry and very stony territory
"Every day we had to drive carefully and avoid punctures".
Starting the super special, in spite of a ground less adapted to the buggy, the driver-manufacturer was immediately placed in the Top 6.
On the third and fourth stage, the buggy Sonangol had two podium.
At the final, he finished fourth and won the two-wheel drive category.
Great result for the team Sonangol Schlesser:
Leader of the Cross Country World Cup for Pilot, Copilot and Team
Leader of the Cross Country World Cup Two Wheel Drive Trophy for Pilot and Manufacturer
"I am satisfied with the overall result as we reinforced our leading position in the Two Wheel Drive Cross Country World Cup and on the other hand, we keep the overall classification of the Cross Country World Cup " said Jean Louis Schlesser .
Africa Eco Race : Winner overall
Italian Baja : 4th Overall - 1st 2WD cat.
Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge : Winner Overall
Sealine Qatar Rally : 4th Overall - 1st 2WD cat.
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