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FIA INTERNATIONAL CUP FOR CROSS COUNTRY BAJAS
BAJA PORTALEGRE 500
27 OCTOBER 2008
PREVIEW
NEW TURBO-DIESEL MITSUBISHI RACING LANCER TO MAKE COMPETITION DEBUT ON BAJA PORTALEGRE ENTRIES

MITSUBISHI RACING LANCER
 

MITSUBISHI RACING LANCER
 

J-P. Cottret / S. Peterhansel
 
Mitsubishi Motor Corporation (MMC) and its motor sports subsidiary MMSP have entered an all new turbo-diesel Racing Lancer (FIA Group T1 Super Production Class) for Portugal's Baja Portalegre (Thursday October 30-Sunday November 2), round six of the 2008 FIA Cup for Cross Country Bajas.

The all-new Racing Lancer will be driven on the Portuguese event by Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart's Stéphane Peterhansel (France) and loyal co-driver Jean Paul Cottret (France), with whom Peterhansel has shared all his cross-country rallying successes on four wheels. Peterhansel won six Dakars on two wheels before switching to cars in 1999. Since joining Mitsubishi in 2002, the Frenchman has claimed three further Dakar victories with different iterations of the Pajero/Montero Evolution (in 2004, 2005 and 2007) to become one of the annual marathon's top stars.

To boost power output at all engine speeds, the new Racing Lancer's diesel engine is equipped with a two-stage turbocharger which calls on small and large turbines in accord with engine speed and load. In addition, the team's partner Valeo contributed to the development of a particularly efficient cooling system to cope with the hot climates frequently encountered in cross-country rallying. The 3.0-liter V6 powerplant delivers maximum power of more than 280ps (206kW) and peak torque of 66.3kgm (650Nm). The new car's more aerodynamic body styling is derived from that of the production-model Lancer Sportback* in order to cope with the increasing speeds of cross-country rally events.

* Scheduled for Japan market release before the end of 2008, the production car will be named Galant Fortis Sportback locally.

Other differences compared to the previous car include reduced weight thanks to a new, fully-integrated multi-tubular steel frame, and a lowered positioning of the fuel tank for a lower overall center of gravity. Handling has been further enhanced by the reduced moment of inertia resulting from the revised location for the spare wheels, as well as by significant modifications to the suspension geometry. Performance on rough terrain has been improved, thanks to BOS dampers which can be adjusted through a wider range of settings.

The Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart-run Racing Lancer is equipped with Valeo-developed lighting and Brembo brakes with 16-inch ventilated discs and six-piston calipers all around. Mitsubishi's new cross-country rally challenger sits on 7JJx16 OZ aluminum alloy wheels and BFGoodrich low rolling resistance competition tires (245/80-16).


 ENTRIES
No. Driver
Co-Driver
Nat Vehicle Cat
301
Miguel Barbosa
Luis Ramalho
P
P
BMW X3
T1
302
Stephane Peterhansel
Jean-Paul Cottret
F
F
MITSUBISHI RACING LANCER
T1
303
Boris Gadasin
Vladimir Demyanenko
RUS
RUS
NISSAN OVERDRIVE
T1
304
Filipe Campos
Jaime Baptista
P
P
BMW X3
T1
305
Miroslav Zapletal
Tomas Ourednicek
CZ
CZ
MITSUBISHI L200
T1
306
Francesc Termens
Alberto Pascual
E
E
MITSUBISHI MONTERO
T2
308
Tonnie Van Deijne
Wouter Van Deijne
NL
NL
MITSUBISHI L200 EVO
T1
309
Miguel Farrajota
Nelson Ramos
P
P
PROTO DEPIERES RAV 4
T1
310
Pedro Grancha
Paulo Primaz
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA OFF ROAD
T1
311
Santiago Anglada
Enric Oller
E
E
MITSUBISHI L200
T1
312
Manuel Plaza
Marcos De Quinto
E
E
MITSUBISHI L200
T1
313
Ricardo Leal dos Santos
Joao Luz
P
P
BMW X5
T1
314
Rui Sousa
Carlos Silva
P
P
ISUZU D-MAX
T2
315
Majed Al-Ghamdi
Nicola Arena
KSA
I
MITSUBISHI PAJERO
T2
316
Bernando Moniz da Maia
Joana Sotto-Mayor
P
P
BMW X3
T1
317
Nelson Clemente
Paulo Fiuza
P
P
NISSAN PATHFINDER
T2
318
Josep Vendrell
Joan Soler
E
E
MITSUBISHI MONTERO EVO CUP
T2
319
Julian Vera
Marcos Martinez
E
E
MITSUBISHI MONTERO EVO CUP
T2
320
Thierry Charbonier
Filipe Correia
F
F
BOWLER WILDCAT 200
T1
321
Alexey Denisov
Alexey Timshin
RUS
RUS
NISSAN PATROL
T2
322
Pedro Nunes
Paulo Torres
P
P
MITSUBISHI PAJERO
T2
323
Jorge Simoes
Anibal Mendonca
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T2
324
Alberto Dorsch
Carlos Bravo
E
E
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
T2
325
Antonio Mendes
Pedro Pires Lima
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T1
326
Fernando Andre
Luis Gomes
P
P
RENAULT MEGANE
T1
327
Joao Ramos
Jesus Vitor
P
P
TOYOTA RAV 4
T1
328
Luis Climent
Ricardo Ranero
E
E
TOYOTA PROTO
T1
329
Giovanni Manfrinato
Carlos Pisano
I
I
NISSAN PATROL
T1
330
Jose Lucas
Luis Tirano
P
P
MITSUBISHI PAJERO DID
T1
331
Mario Lucas
Paulo Caiado
P
P
MITSUBISHI MONTERO
T2
332
Ilya Kuznetsov
Andrey Neshin
RUS
RUS
MITSUBISHI L201
T1
333
Aleksandr Mironenko
Sergey Lebedev
RUS
RUS
MITSUBISHI PAJERO
T1
334
Pedro Gameiro
Manuel Dominguez
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T1
335
Francisco Esperto
Filipe Palmeiro
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T2
336
Andre Amaral
Antonio Albano
P
P
DEPIERES PROTO
T1
337
Javier Grasa
Miguel Grasa
E
E
MITSUBISHI MONTERO
T1
338
Jose Gameiro
Antonio Saraiva
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T1
339
Karoly Fazekas
Albert Horn
HON
HON
BMW X5
T1
340
Alexandra Gameiro
Isabel Robalo
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T1
341
Piotr Beaupre
Jacek Lisicki
POL
POL
BOWLER WILDCAT 200
T1
342
Lino Carapeta
Rui Antonio
P
P
WILDCAT 200
T1
343
Jose Mendes
Carlos Bexiga
P
P
OPEL ASTRA PROTO
T1
344
Joao Cruz
Nuno Silva
P
P
HYUNDAI SANTA FE
T1
345
Carlos Oliveira
Rita Oliveira
P
P
MITSUBISHI PAJERO
T1
346
Riccardo Colombo
Stefano Fabiano
I
I
MITSUBISHI L200
T1
347
Edgar Condenso
Nuno Silva
P
P
ISUZU D-MAX
T2
348
Duarte Rocha
Pedro Rocha
P
P
BMW PROTO XD
T1
349
Jose de Dios
Luis Alcoba
E
E
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
T2
350
Roberto Caporale
Giacomo Tognarini
I
I
MITSUBISHI L200
T1
351
Bruno Oliveira
Bruno Fernandes
P
P
MAZDA BT-50
T1
352
Alain Meyleu
Olivier Roche
F
F
MITSUBISHI PAJERO
T2
353
Juan Aibar
Julian Garcia
E
E
TOYOTA HILUX
T1
354
Antonio Teixeira
Jorge Amaral
P
P
MAZDA BT-50
T1
355
Rafael Palacios
Jose Palacios
E
E
MITSUBISHI MONTERO
T1
356
Alejandro Palacios
German Palacios
E
E
MITSUBISHI MONTERO
T2
357
Mario Raposo
Alvaro Pereira
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T1
358
Vincent Thijs
Ruth Brands
B
B
MITSUBISHI PAJERO MIVEX
T1
359
Rui Costa
Nuno Alves
P
P
RENAULT PROTO
T1
360
Manuel Cunha
Carlos Silva
P
P
ISUZU D-MAX
T2
361
Joao Marques
Joaquim Serrao
P
P
MAZDA BT-50
T1
362
Paulo Pinto
Pedro Costa
P
P
MAZDA BT-50
T1
363
Luis Ferreira
Jorge Paulo
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T1
364
Pedro Costa
Luis Cavaleiro
P
P
MAZDA BT-50
T1
365
Carlos Almeida
Ricardo Mendonca
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T2
366
Miguel Sousa
Jose Carlos
P
P
LAND ROVER DEFENDER
T1
367
Afonso Batista
Jose Marques
P
P
NISSAN NAVARA
T1
368
Nuno Marques
Pedro Colaco
P
P
MAZDA BT-50
T1
369
Manuel Rosa
Ricardo Corticadas
P
P
MAZDA BT-50
T1

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