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'You recognise a real team when everything is going wrong'

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-01-11

With three out of four drivers out of the race, all hopes for Mitsubishi to retain the Dakar title now depend on Spaniard Joan ‘Nani’ Roma, fourth in the motorcar lineup behind three Volkswagens.

Spain's Joan 'Nani' Roma, 36, won the Dakar motorbike race in 2004. He has been racing the Dakar rally driving a Mitsubishi car since 2005.

Behind Volkswagen.
"This is not an easy race and it’s far from being over. There are lots of kilometers left, and many obstacles to pass. But I can guarantee that we are not going to let go until the finish line."


A real team.
"Being the last Mitsubishi in the race? Personally, I am very happy about my first week, but I don’t think about it. I consider Mitsubishi first and foremost as a team. That’s how you recognize a real team: when everything is going wrong. Today, I see that we are all united and we are working well."


Rest day.
"We tried to get some rest today, but we also worked on the car and had some promotional operations to do for Mitsubishi. "


STAGE 7: 'Put things into perspective'
STAGE 6: 'Changing strategies'
STAGE 5: 'Now we're in the thick of it'
STAGE 4: 'We mustn’t fall behind'
STAGE 2: 'We're at the same level as the Volkswagens'
STAGE 1: 'With all that dust, there are risks of hitting a motorcycle'
D-1: 'Go to sleep and rest for tomorrow'
D-2: 'Pilots are ready to get started'

Date created : 2009-01-10

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