First Silk Way Rally stage win for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Timo Gottschalk at ONEIGHTURBO

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First Silk Way Rally win for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Timo

The Volkswagen “Dakar” duos the sixth leg of the Silk Way Rally Russia in their favour by another one-two-three exploit.

Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D) their first stage win at the dress rehearsal. Their colleagues Mark Miller/Ralph (USA/ZA) confirmed their position overall by setting the time. The front runners of the Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz defended a major portion of overall advantage.

All three Race Touareg vehicles the 389.05-kilometre special stage varied terrain with small gaps between Navigating differences were the crucial factor. Two days the end of the Silk Way Rally Sainz/Cruz are overall with an advantage of 12m 48s of Al-Attiyah/Gottschalk.

Miller/Pitchford are following in third with another 26m 34s-gap.

The of the Silk Way Rally#8217;s sixth leg led Astrakhan to the multi-cultural town of in the Russian republic of Kalmykia. On the way to the metropolis where the board is a mandatory subject for school and which is colloquially called Sandy One” steppe with tricky navigation and with soft, sandy were on the agenda.

Kris Nissen (Volkswagen Director)

#8220;A perfect day for Our three Race Touareg perfectly tackled a tough day good teamwork. Congratulations me to Nasser Al-Attiyah and Timo who worked as team players and clinched the stage win as well. All Touareg vehicles were running like clockwork and with respect to the Dakar that#8217;s the most important of information.”

#100 #8211; Sainz (E), 3rd place leg / 1st overall

#8220;An interesting day for all Volkswagen After a few kilometres as the first on the route we didn#8217;t immediately use the branch-off. This cost us time and Mark Miller was to catch up with us.

Nasser as well, had come close to us due to navigation details, so we largely the stage together. Thanks to a time cushion in the overall we can tackle the next two days confidence, albeit with due in this motorsport discipline you know what may still be in

#102 #8211; Nasser (Q), 1st place leg / 2nd place

#8220;Today was like a birthday for me. seemed to be working in my favour time #8211; and this leg was the It suited me and my co-driver Timo straight from the start. It was for us to have finally clinched a win too. Since we were the duo to go out on the track we carried some spare parts for all three Touareg vehicles just in

We won#8217;t need to haul additional weight tomorrow we#8217;ll be opening the course. looking forward to that. we#8217;ll be able to make up more time.”

#104 Mark Miller (USA), 2nd leg / 3rd place overall

Results

after leg 06, Astrakhan (RUS)#8211;Elista 389/494 km SS 06/total

Pos. Vehicle, Leg 06, Total time

1 Sainz/Lucas Cruz (E/E), Race Touareg 3, 3h 47m 28s (3), 16h

2 Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk Volkswagen Race Touareg 2, 3h 44m 35s (1) + 12m 48s

3 Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford Volkswagen Race Touareg 2, 3h 45m 36s (2) + 39m 22s

4 Mironenko/Sergey Lebedev (RUS/RUS), Frontier, 4h 38m 51s (7) + 4h 15m 02s

8 Frédéric Chavigny/Jean (F/F), Nissan Pathfinder, 5h 08m 47s + 6h 01m 01s

9 Bogdan Novitsky/Vitaly Evtekhov Nissan Pickup, 4h 34m 38s (4) + 6h 55m 30s

10 Benediktas Jurgelenas (LT/LT), OSC Oscar, 4h 48m 49s (8) + 8h 07m 58s

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