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FIA WORLD CUP FOR CROSS COUNTRY RALLIES
ROUND 4: RALLYE ORPI MAROC
LEG 6
TEAM REPSOL MITSUBISHI RALLIART WITHDRAWS ON FINAL DAY OF EVENT AFTER CO-DRIVER HENRI MAGNE LOSES HIS LIFE AFTER TRAGIC ACCIDENT  
05 JUNE 2006 LEG 6
Ouarzazate - Ouarzazate
Liaison 80 km, Special 222 km, Liaison 9 km
Total 311 km
 
SS9 RESULTS
FINAL OVERALL RESULTS

Jean-Paul Cottret / Pascal Maimon / Henri Magne
 
 
A tragic accident occurred on the final day of the Morocco Rally, the fourth event of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rally held from May 30 (Tue) and concluded on June 5th (Mon). Henri Magne, winner of the Rally of Morocco in 2000, 2001 and 2002, had been co-driving for Spaniard Joan ’Nani’ Roma when the accident happened before the assistance point on the day’s special. The crew collided with a concrete wall front side. Magne was officially declared dead by event medical staff at 10.02 am (local time), less than five minutes after the accident. Driver and Teammate Nani Roma was not injured.

The accident occurred between the first and second passage controls at the 60.30km point of the event’s final selective section. Teammates Hiroshi Masuoka and Pascal Maimon stopped at the scene of the accident to offer assistance and did not continue from then on. Peterhansel had already finished the competitive section of the final stage, unaware of what had happened behind them, but the crew was officially withdrawn for the rally by MMSP Team Director Dominique Serieys at the arrival control.

Team Director Dominique Serieys offered his condolences saying, "On behalf of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and MMSP, I give my deepest sympathy to Henri’s wife and family. Henri was a good friend and colleague. He was a gentle man, always smiling, always cheerful. We worked together when I was a co-driver. Henri was a true professional, without any desire to end his career. The next goal for us will be dedicated to Henri. My heartfelt sympathies are also with Nani after this awful day."

This year’s Rally of Morocco took place through the vast deserts of the mid-eastern part of the North African country. Leg 6 stretched from Erfoud and Ouarzazate and totaled 2268km of which 1679km were made up of competitive sections (including 3 bivouac areas).

Team Mitsubishi Repsol Ralliart fielded three Pajero/Montero Evolutions on this grueling event driven by Stephane Peterhansel, Hiroshi Masuoka and Joan ’Nani’ Roma. Giniel De Villiers (South Africa) of Volkswagen led the competition on the first day but Mitsubishi gradually pick up the pace and eventually Peterhansel positioned himself 2nd overall on the on Leg 4. On the final day there was considerable expectation as Peterhansel closed the gap between De Villiers to a mere 1 minute 51 seconds. In addition, teammates Roma placed 4th and Masuoka 5th.



Henri Magne
 
 
Henri Magne
Born in 1953, France


Joined the Mitsubishi Team in 1985 and acted as co-driver for Kenjiro Shinozuka, In 1988 his skills allowed Mitsubishi to gain a 2nd overall win.

In 1997, Henri contributed to the impressive first-time victory for Shinozuka on that year’s Dakar Rally. In 2000 he teamed up with Jean Louis Shlesser (France) Shlesser buggy and managed to achieve his second Dakar Rally win. Then in 2004 he returned to the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Team and teamed up with Joan "Nani" Roma on the Qatar Baja. He provided skilled support of Roma who have previously completed in the motorcycle class. The competent crew eventually succeeded in gaining victory on the 2005 Spain Baja.

All of us at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and MMSP express our heartfelt sympathies to Henri Magne’s family and friends.



 SS9 CLASSIFICATION
Pos Driver
Co-Driver
Vehicle Grp
Pos
Total
Time
Diff
Leader
1 Carlos Sousa
Andreas Schulz
Volkswagen  T1
1
3:05:47 **:**.*
2 Giniel De Villiers
Dirk Von Zitzewitz
Volkswagen  T1
2
3:11:04 +5:17
3 Philippe Gache
Jean Pierre Garcin
SMG Buggy T1
3
3:15:16 +9:29
4 Jean Louis Schlesser
Francois Borsotto
Schlesser-Ford  T1
4
3:15:42 +9:55
5 Sergey Shmakov
Sergey Mishin
Zil Buggy T1
5
3:21:31 +15:44
6 Paulo Nobre
Luis Palu
BMW  T1
6
3:24:27 +18:40
6= Maurizio Traglio
Marc Bartholome
Nissan  T1
6=
3:24:27 +18:40
8 Gerard Benielli
Jean-Bruno Lomelet
Renault  T1
8
3:26:33 +20:46
9 Joost Van Cauwenberge
Marc Devos
Toyota  T1
9
3:27:51 +22:04
10 Thomas Loussier
Frederic Vivier
Nissan  T1
10
3:28:42 +22:55
11 Philippe Vandromme
Jean Brucy
SMG Buggy T1
11
3:32:20 +26:33
12 Christian Lavieille
Arnaud Debron
Nissan  T1
12
3:33:24 +27:37
13 Jerome Pelichet
Eugenie Decre
Bowler  T1
13
3:34:33 +28:46
14 Ivar Tollefsen
Quin Evans
Bowler  T1
14
3:36:43 +30:56
15 Isabelle Patissier
Thierry Delli Zotti
Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero  T1
15
3:37:13 +31:26
16 Stephane Wintenberger
Mathieu Baumel
Nissan  T1
16
3:37:37 +31:50
17 Antoine Maze Sencier
Christophe Crespo
Mercedes  T1
17
3:48:52 +43:05
18 Alain Leplat
Johnny Knockaert
Bowler  T1
18
3:50:10 +44:23
19 Phillippe Esclassans
Bernard Touzery
Toyota  T1
19
4:02:13 +56:26
20 Tassi Gianni Luca
Pascal Rosolen
Isuzu  T1
20
4:08:35 +1:02:48
21 Pascal Thomasse
Pascal Larroque
Mercedes  T1
21
4:10:21 +1:04:34
22 Stephane Pinaudeau
Catherine Wallyn
Toyota  T1
22
4:25:55 +1:20:08
23 Hend Chaouch
Sofiane Driss
Toyota  T1
23
4:36:30 +1:30:43
24 Jose Monterde
Jean Marie Lurquin
Nissan  T1
24
4:39:40 +1:33:53
24= Abla Lassoued
Joseph El Khoury
Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero  T1
24=
4:39:40 +1:33:53
26 Elie Colomo
Serge Lefebre
Toyota  T1
26
4:52:44 +1:46:57
27 Pedro Grancha
Vitor Diniz Carita
Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero ; T1
27
5:02:03 +1:56:16


 FINAL OVERALL CLASSIFICATION
Pos Driver
Co-Driver
Vehicle Grp
Pos
Total
Time
Diff
Leader
1 Giniel De Villiers
Dirk Von Zitzewitz
Volkswagen  T1
1
15:02:31.0 **:**.*
2 Jean Louis Schlesser
Francois Borsotto
Schlesser-Ford  T1
2
15:21:35.0 +19:04.0
3 Carlos Sousa
Andreas Schulz
Volkswagen  T1
3
15:43:40.0 +41:09.0
4 Sergey Shmakov
Sergey Mishin
Zil Buggy T1
4
17:08:35.0 +2:06:04.0
5 Paulo Nobre
Luis Palu
BMW  T1
5
17:19:24.0 +2:16:53.0
6 Philippe Vandromme
Jean Brucy
SMG Buggy T1
6
17:33:09.0 +2:30:38.0
7 Joost Van Cauwenberge
Marc Devos
Toyota  T1
7
18:02:55.0 +3:00:24.0
8 Gerard Benielli
Jean-Bruno Lomelet
Renault  T1
8
18:03:58.0 +3:01:27.0
9 Christian Lavieille
Arnaud Debron
Nissan  T1
9
18:40:01.0 +3:37:30.0
10 Thomas Loussier
Frederic Vivier
Nissan  T1
10
18:57:47.0 +3:55:16.0
11 Jerome Pelichet
Eugenie Decre
Bowler  T1
11
19:19:24.0 +4:16:53.0
12 Stephane Wintenberger
Mathieu Baumel
Nissan  T1
12
19:21:44.0 +4:19:13.0
13 Isabelle Patissier
Thierry Delli Zotti
Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero  T1
13
19:23:28.0 +4:20:57.0
14 Maurizio Traglio
Marc Bartholome
Nissan  T1
14
19:36:03.0 +4:33:32.0
15 Jose Monterde
Jean Marie Lurquin
Nissan  T1
15
19:45:41.0 +4:43:10.0
16 Pedro Grancha
Vitor Diniz Carita
Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero  T1
16
20:24:53.0 +5:22:22.0
17 Ivar Tollefsen
Quin Evans
Bowler  T1
17
20:45:47.0 +5:43:16.0
18 Antoine Maze Sencier
Christophe Crespo
Mercedes  T1
18
21:29:00.0 +6:26:29.0
19 Tassi Gianni Luca
Pascal Rosolen
Isuzu  T1
19
21:43:22.0 +6:40:51.0
20 Abla Lassoued
Joseph El Khoury
Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero  T1
20
21:54:21.0 +6:51:50.0
21 Elie Colomo
Serge Lefebre
Toyota  T1
21
23:23:06.0 +8:20:35.0
22 Philippe Gache
Jean Pierre Garcin
SMG Buggy T1
22
24:51:09.0 +9:48:38.0
23 Phillippe Esclassans
Bernard Touzery
Toyota  T1
23
25:09:11.0 +10:06:40.0
24 Stephane Pinaudeau
Catherine Wallyn
Toyota  T1
24
25:09:12.0 +10:06:41.0
25 Hend Chaouch
Sofiane Driss
Toyota  T1
25
26:45:04.0 +11:42:33.0
26 Pascal Thomasse
Pascal Larroque
Mercedes  T1
26
30:32:00.0 +15:29:29.0
27 Alain Leplat
Johnny Knockaert
Bowler  T1
27
141:27:12.0 +126:24:41.0



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