China Silk Road Rally 2015

posted Sep 5, 2015, 4:15 PM by T.E. Kruze   [ updated Sep 5, 2015, 4:20 PM ]
China Silk Road Rally Raid 2015
China Silk Road Rally 2015, the revised 13-day cross-country rally raid that starts in Xi’an on 30. August 2015 and finishes in Dunhuang on 11. September 2015. The event is being organized by the China Silk Road Rally Auto Sports Management Company Limited, in association with CCTV Sports and Entertainment Company Ltd. and the Beijing Motorsports Development Company, with the full cooperation of the Federation of Automobile Sports of China (FASC) and the support of the sporting bureau of several Chinese regions.
Scrutineering and administration took place inside the park of the Legend of the Tang Empire in Xi’an on August 26th and 27th. Sixty-five cars and trucks and 16 motorcycles safely completed their administration checks inside the park of the Legend of the Tang Empire in Xi’an and Team Peugeot Total driver Stéphane Peterhansel leads the international field into 13 days of action across some of the remotest terrain in central China and Inner Mongolia.


At the midway point of the Silk Road Rally Raid 2015 the two Peugeot 2008 DKRs running first and second. It was business as usual at the front of the car race, with Team Peugeot Total’s Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cotttet extending their lead over Cyril Despres and David Castera to 22min 03sec with another fastest time. Despres clocked the second quickest time and his hold on second place was strengthened still further when Haval rival Han Wei sustained a flat tire after 105km and dropped several minutes.
In the motorcycle category Jincheng rider Su Wen Min capitalized on a navigational error by Spaniard Armand Monleòn Hernandez to secure the fastest time in the motorcycle category on the seventh selective section of the China Silk Road Rally around Alxa Youqi in Inner Mongolia on Saturday. However, Red Bull KTM 450 Rally rider Monleòn retains a comfortable lead of 18min 43sec in the overall standings with six stages remaining. Zhao Hong Yei climbed to third overall on his KTM 450 Rally after the third fastest time was sufficient for him to overtake Zhou Tien (Jincheng) in the overall standings.
Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres are both driving the latest-specification Peugeot 2008 DKR which has been dubbed the Peugeot 2008 DKR 15+

2015 China Silk Road Rally – positions on SS7 (Cars):
  • 1. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR 2hr 30min 56sec
  • 2. Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR 2hr 33min 51sec
  • 3. Christian Lavieille (FRA)/Jean-Pierre Garcin (FRA) Haval 2hr 39min 55sec
  • 4. Lui Kun (CHN)/Liao (CHN) Mitsubishi Pajero MPR11 2hr 42min 25sec
  • 5. Han Wei (CHN)/Pan Hong Yu (CHN) Haval 2hr 42min 39sec
2015 China Silk Road Rally – positions on SS7 (Bikes):
  • 1. Su Wen Min (CHN) Jincheng 450Y Rally 3hr 15min 05sec
  • 2. Armand Monleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally 3hr 23min 48sec
  • 3. Zhao Hong Yi (CHN) KTM 450 Rally 3hr 39min 58sec
  • 4. Hu Ai Dong (CHN) Bombardier 1000 3hr 48min 28sec
  • 5. Zhou Tien (CHN) Jincheng 450Y Rally 3hr 59min 17sec
2015 China Silk Road Rally – overall positions after SS7 (Cars):
  • 1. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR 12hr 22min 00sec
  • 2. Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera (FRA) Peugeot 2008 DKR 12hr 44min 03sec
  • 3. Han Wei (CHN)/Pan Hong Yu (CHN) Haval 13hr 01min 20sec
  • 4. Christian Lavieille (FRA)/Jean-Pierre Garcin (FRA) Haval 13hr 08min 39sec
  • 5. Lui Kun (CHN)/Liao (CHN) Mitsubishi Pajero MPR11 13hr 43min 13sec
2015 China Silk Road Rally – overall positions after SS7 (Bikes):
  • 1. Armand Monleón Hernandez (ESP) KTM 450 Rally 15hr 15min 17sec
  • 2. Su Wen Min (CHN) Jincheng 450Y Rally 15hr 34min 10sec
  • 3. Zhao Hong Yi (CHN) KTM 450 Rally 17hr 18min 49sec
  • 4. Zhou Tien (CHN) Jincheng 450Y Rally 17hr 35min 26sec
  • 5. Hu Ai Dong (CHN) Bombardier 1000 17hr 54min 03sec
Image credits: Peugeot Motorsports
 



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