Nani Roma (ESP) and Michel Périn (FRA) gave the Monster Energy X-raid Team the win in Peru’s Desafio Inca. With their MINI ALL4 Racing, the pairing won all the six special stages that had to be contested over the course of the three-day event. At the end of some 1000 kilometres and 13 hours of special-stage action, they crossed the finish line with a lead of more than 90 minutes over second-placed Chilean Rodrigo Moreno.
In addition to the battle for a top result, the Desafio Inca also was supposed to be a test. Only rarely, the drivers have the chance of driving three days in and across a desert. So, the dunes in Peru represented the perfect location for taking both man and machinery to their very limits. On day one, Roma was hampered by some stomach problems but succeeded in winning the two special stages, nevertheless. And on the following two days, he and his French co-driver also proved to be invincible.
said the Monster Energy X-raid Team driver after the event
added Team Manager Sven Quandt.
Overall result Desafio Inca:
1st N. Roma (ESP)/M. Périn (FRA) MINI ALL4 Racing – 13h 21m 48s
2nd R. Moreno (CHL)/J. Araya (CHL) Wicked Dakar – 14h 59m 30s
3rd D. Weber (PER)/A. Carrillo (PER) Toyota – 15h 45m 09s