DAKAR 2009

STAGE 13: 'Let's not get ahead of ourselves'

Joan "Nani" Roma gave a first to a Mitsubishi team in need of success. But Dominique Serieys, the team's manager, knows anything can happen... His advice for tomorrow: caution.


Dominique Serieys, 47, is the sports director of Mitsubishi Motors. He won Dakar in 1993, as co-pilot to Bruno Saby.

Improvement. 'This victory is truly heartening - especially for the staff who fixed the car during the night. But let's not get ahead of ourselves - our competitors eased their feet off the accelerator for this special stage. But it's still a good performance. Nani left from rank 21, which is not very comfortable, but he managed to avoid troubles.'

Caution. "There's quite a time difference between those in fornt of us and those behind us. Tomorrow, 'Nani' will have to stay very focused and out of trouble.'



STAGE 11: 'Going to bed early'

STAGE 10: 'No worries for Nani'
STAGE 9: 'The cream rises to the top'
STAGE 8: 'Roma was at Sainz's level today'
REST DAY: 'You recognise a real team when everything is going wrong'
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'




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