After finishing second in the 2017 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, Przygonski and Colsoul went one better this year and claimed the prestigious title, winning four of the nine rounds in their MINI JCW Rally. The Pole is now looking forward to mounting an assault on the Dakar:
“My goal for January is to do better than I did at the 2018 Dakar. I finished 15th in my first Dakar, seventh in 2017 and fifth last year. Tom and I are quick and have found a good rhythm over the course of the season. We have completed a lot of kilometres in recent months and are ready for the fight.”
Garafulic will contest his eighth Dakar with X-raid in 2019. He was very unfortunate at the start of last year’s rally but was able to battle his way back into 13th place. Whilst he has not driven in a rally this season, he is extremely motivated ahead of the trip to Peru.
Team manager Sven Quandt:
“We have an impressive line-up in our MINI John Cooper Rally cars. Nani has already won the Dakar once with us and Kuba is very determined after his World Cup win. He has learned a lot this season and matured as a driver. He is certainly capable of causing the odd upset. And you underestimate Yazeed and Orly at your peril. They are both very quick and, if they avoid any problems, are potential top-five drivers. We have worked together with Boris for a long time. I hope he makes it into the top ten this time.”
Source: Rally-Raid Network