Orlando Terranova currently in 2nd place // Five MINI ALL4 Racing cars in the Top 10.Munich (DE). Halftime at round nine of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, the Rally Morocco. Nasser Al-Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel (QT/FR) are currently leading the field in their MINI ALL4 Racing car. Orlando Terranova/Rolando Graue (AR/AR) of the Monster Energy X-raid team are currently in second place, 40 seconds behind Al-Attiyah."So far, the rally has been good but also very challenging," Terranova said after the first three days. "The stages were quite bumpy, but as always, I had no problems driving the MINI ALL4 Racing. The chassis is very good, the car very nice to drive. I'm learning a lot, it's a good preparation for the Dakar Rally in January. We want to continue like that."
On the first two days at the Rally Morocco, which is being held for the 25th time this year, the participants had to tackle sandy dunes around the city of Erfoud. Leg 3 mostly featured fast and sandy sections. A big challenge for man and machine. A lot of cars had to retire. Only 24 of the 37 cars started crossed the finish line.
Erik van Loon/Wouter Rosegaar (NL/NL) are currently in fifth place overall just ahead of the current championship leaders Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov (RU/RU). Boris Garafulic/Filipe Palmeiro (CL/PT) are in tenth place. The final three stages will take the drivers on fast but narrow roads across the Atlas Mountains to the finish, the capital of Marrakesh.2014 Rally Morocco: Provisional Result after leg 3 (Top 5).1. Al-Attiyah/Baumel (QT/FR), MINI ALL4 Racing – 8h 06m 48s2. Terranova/Graue (AR/AR), MINI ALL4 Racing – 8h 07m 28s3. De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz (ZA/DE), Toyota – 8h 09m 05s4. Ten Brinke/Colsoul (NL/BE), Toyota – 8h 24m 59s5. Van Loon/Rosegaar (NL/NL), MINI ALL4 Racing - 8h 27m 34s
2014 Rally Morocco MINI driver line-up.#300 MINI ALL4 Racing.X-raid TeamVladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov (RU/RU)
#301 MINI ALL4 Racing.X-raid TeamNasser Al-Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel (QT/FR)#304 MINI ALL4 Racing.X-raid TeamMartin Kaczmarski/Tapio Suominen (PL/FI)#305 MINI ALL4 Racing.X-raid TeamErik van Loon/Wouter Rosegaar (NL/NL)#306 MINI ALL4 Racing.Monster Energy X-raid TeamOrlando Terranova/Rolando Graue (AR/AR)
#307 MINI ALL4 Racing.Monster Energy X-raid TeamJoan "Nani" Roma/Michel Perin (ES/FR)
#316 MINI ALL4 Racing.X-raid TeamAidyn Rakhimbayev/Anton Nikolaev (KZ/RU)
#318 MINI ALL4 Racing.X-raid TeamBoris Garafulic/Filipe Palmeiro (CL/PT)
#328 MINI ALL4 Racing.X-raid TeamPeter van Merksteijn/Eddy Chevaillier (NL/BE)
Race calendar: 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.14/02 – 16/02 Baja Russia13/03 – 16/03 Baja Italy06/04 – 10/04 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge20/04 – 25/04 Sealine Cross-Country Rally Qatar18/05 – 25/05 Pharaons Rally Egypt18/07 – 20/07 Baja Aragón14/08 – 16/08 Baja Hungary28/08 – 30/08 Baja Poland03/10 – 09/10 Rally Morocco30/10 – 02/11 Baja Portugal