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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

Peterhansel to quit X-Raid

After five successful years, the first victory of the MINI ALL4 Racing in a rally and two Dakar victories later, the Monster Energy X-Raid Team and Stéphane Peterhansel will be taking different paths.

“I want to thank Stéphane,” said Team Manager Sven Quandt. “He is a fantastic driver and a great person. We have written many chapters in the history books with him. We won the first Dakar Rally with the MINI ALL4 Racing and he has been one of the key people in making the X-Raid team and the MINI ALL4 Racing grow. We have now decided to part ways by mutual consent. We all wish Stéphane the best for his new challenge.”

The Monster Energy X-Raid team and Peterhansel look back on a very successful partnership. After the Dakar Rally of 2009, the Frenchman became part of the team and drove a BMW X3 CC in the following years. In the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2011, he won the first race in the history of the MINI ALL4 Racing and in 2012 and 2013 Peterhansel won the Dakar Rally twice.