Nani Roma and Alex Haro gave to the media on his first impressions of face up to Dakar 2016, that starts on 3 January. To the side of a MINI Countryman decorated with the colors that will be in the edition of the toughest rally in the world, both showed their desire and their ambition, especially after the disappointment that was, for the veteran rider Catalan the problems of 2015.
“We are strong and our goal is to win, we do not aspire to another thing. Then to see how changing the race”
The goal of Rome is, therefore, win. Can not aspire to less, especially taking into account that the MINI has an ‘army’ at your service with 12 cars, ranging from the project buggy 4×2 Guerlain Chicherit to the more traditional -and successful – MINI All4Racing 4×4 that will take both Rome as the reigning champion, Nasser Al-Attiyah.
The reliability will be one of the complicating factors to be taken into account. Already seen in this 2015 that before a mechanical failure has little to do with the riders. Rome lost all of its options on the first day of the last edition, when her car was stopped just 400 meters after having started, and that is why he has been at this point where most worked men of the MINI, in addition to other factors to adapt to a Dakar that is expected to be more conducive to the riders that arrive from World rally.
we Know that the Mini is a car very reliable, we have moved forward and made improvements in the suspension and also the interior part so that the whole of the electronic part is much easier. In addition, the first week of track is the most favorable for our car even though we know that the second will be tough for all
in Addition to the technical developments, the Rome premiere in a companion to cabin in the MINI this year. Alex Haro will be your new co-pilot in the Dakar, following the withdrawal of the veteran’s Michel Perin. The young ‘copi’ of Rome is not a novice, because in addition to carrying with Nani as a couple from mid-2015, has experience in the WRC. It is this aspect that can give you more points in your favor.
“I get to the computer looking forward to it. This mode is good enough for me and I hope that we finish in the top. I’m ready for everything that is presented to us“