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Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Crowns Winners

Posted: Apr. 24th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Monster Energy X-raid Team

The grueling Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge has come to a close and the team up of Monster Energy X-Raid and Mini All4 Racing are heading home with the trophy. While the desert might be a tough environment, it was no competition to the cool vehicles used in the race.

The Monster Energy X-raid Team and the Mini All4 Racing once again demonstrated their reliability and consistency. With their yellow Mini, Spanish/French pairing Nani Roma / Michel Périn won the "Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge" – one of the most demanding rallies on the FIA World Cup calendar.

At the end of the five-stage event that featured virtually solely sand and dunes, the Spaniard crossed the finish line with a lead of nearly 27 minutes over the runner-up, Jean-Louis Schlesser in his Buggy and Bernhard Ten Brinke in his Mitsubishi-Ford HRX.


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