Andrew - 1/10/2004 9:35 AM
Wolfgang, I have a question regarding the 2003 Dakar, in your page you indicate that Strugo with an ML 430 won last years Dakar rally, in searching the different sites the best I have been able to come up was this, First position #228 Loubet/Debron in a Nissan and second Strugo with an ML430.
I admit I am not familiar with the rally, can you help to clarify?
Andrew, I replied to your personal emails previously, maybe you didn't receive them? That site www.dakar.com is a bit difficult to navigate, maybe that's why it was confusing...
Loubet dropped out of the Dakar 2003, so he could not have won it. Just go to the Dakar 2003 site and then look up his times:
Jean-Pierre Strugo, Mercedes ML430, won the Dakar 2003 in the production class. Here is the final standing from 2003, after many dropped out, in the gasoline powered production class, with ML430s on place 1, place 3 and place 6!
http://www.dakar.com/2003/us/classementsSpecif.oft?service=DRaceServer&RaceYear =2003&RaceType=DAK&StandingType=ITG_A&StageNumber= 1710&Group=T1&Class=T1.1&Category=AUTO