at a glance

Preview

Mitsubishi is certainly the motor manufacturer most loyal to the "Paris- Dakar", the famous trans-Africa marathon created by Thierry Sabine-who left us one day in January 1986 in Mali, betrayed by a sandstorm...
Now that it starts in Granada, neither Algeria, Libya or the Tenere desert can now be included in the route, but despite the fact that Hubert Auriol has had to re-route the rally; despite the fact that main adversary Citroen is stronger than ever, nothing can turn the Mitsubishi Team from its goal of scoring a victory on January 14th in Senegal. Well, a real, tough '96 Dakar, a Dakar that forms a true gallery for the many competitors who will never see the Rose Lake, let alone the Atlantic? To be quite sure, it's enough to look at the map.

Competitor

In order to attain its objective, Mitsubishi has thrown its force into battle with confidence- three Pajero T3 prototypes with their usual crews: Bruno Saby/Dominique Serieys, Kenjiro Shinozuka/Henri Magne and Jean-Pierre Fontenay/Bruno Musmarra. Only the fourth Mitsubishi is a Space Runner T3 bodywork; it will be driven by Hiroshi Masuoka, partnered by Andreas Schulz.

Team PIAA Mitsubishi Ralliart (Pajero T3 Prototype) Team Off Road Express Mitsubishi Ralliart (Pajero T3 Prototype)
Driver :
Bruno SABY (F)
Driver :
Jean Pierre
FONTENAY (F)
Co-driver :
Dominique
SERIEYS (F)
Co-driver :
Bruno
MUSMARRA (F)
Team Mitsubishi Oil Ralliart (Pajero T3 Prototype) Team Car Plaza Mitsubishi Ralliart (Space Runner T3 )
Driver :
Kenjiro
SHINOZUKA (J)
Driver :
Hiroshi
MASUOKA (J)
Co-driver :
Henri
MAGNE (F)
Co-driver :
Andreas
SCHULZ (D)

Support

The support/racing trucks have played an important role in ensuring that the rally cars reach their goal. Not only do they play a supporting role, the powerful trucks are as much competition vehicles as the T1s or T2s and are officially entered in the Camion Class (T4). Without the strong support of the powerful trucks, the teams may not survive the almost 7,600 kilometers of tortuous terrain.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation together with the entry of 3 Pajero T3 Prototypes and 1 Space Runner T3, Mitsubishi will enter a lorry in the Camion Class (T4).ĘThe Mitsubishi Truck "FR" 4WD-RS will assist the various private Mitsubishi entries of the T1 and T2 class. The Mitsubishi Truck "FR" is one of 4 support/racing vehicles, the other 3 being the reliable Mercedes trucks used in previous events. The 4 trucks will give assistance to 12 T1 Pajeros and 4 T2 Pajeros and 1 Space Runner.

December 30 Start of the rally from Granada
Leg 1 Granada-Malaga (Spain) - 241 km
SS1 and SS2 - 4 + 75 km
Loading from Malaga to Africa
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December 31 Unloading in Nador (Morocco)
Leg 2 Nador-Oujda (Morocco) - 223 km
SS3 - 149 km
January 1,
1996
Leg 3 Oujda-Er Rachidia
(Morocco) - 552 km
SS4 - 328 km
January 2 Leg 4 Er Rachidia-Foum El Hassan
(Morocco) - 776 km
SS5 - 540 km
January 3 Leg 5 Foum El Hassan-Smara
(Morocco) - 494 km
SS6 - 474 km
January 4 Leg 6 Smara-Zouerate
(Morocco-Mauritania) - 620 km
SS7 - 603 km
January 5 Leg 7 Zouerate-Atar
(Mauritania) - 374 km
SS8 - 365 km
January 6 Leg 8 Atar-Zouerate
(Mauritania) - 539 km
SS9 - 511 km
January 7 Rest day at Zouerate
January 8 Leg 9 Zouerate-El Mreiti
(Mauritania) - 638 km
SS10 - 629 km
January 9 Leg 10 El Mreiti-Tichit
(Mauritania) - 632 km
SS11 - 632 km
January 10 Leg 11 Tichit-Kiffa
(Mauritania) - 535 km
SS12 - 530 km
January 11 Leg 12 Kiffa-Kayes
(Mauritania-Mali) - 294 km
SS13 - 275 km
January 12 Leg 13 Kayes-Labe
(Mali-Guinea) - 512 km
SS14 - 510 km
January 13 Leg 14 Labe-Tambacounda
(Guinea-Senegal) - 675 km
SS15 - 620 km
January 14 Leg 15 Tambacounda-Dakar
(Senegal) - 487 km
SS16 - 35 km
Arrival in Dakar - Prizegiving

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