Dakar 2020: Paulo Fiúza in the MINI JCW Buggy
Dec 22, 2019
Fiuza navigates Stéphane Peterhansel in Saudi Arabia
Andrea Peterhansel cannot start for health reasons
Stéphane Peterhansel will contest the 2020 Dakar together with Portuguese co-driver Paulo Fiúza. His wife Andrea Peterhansel has to refrain from starting in Saudi Arabia for health reasons.
Andrea Peterhansel had to cancel her start at the Riyadh Rally in November at short notice. After a routine check at the team doctor, she did not receive clearance for the event. Also further examinations and analysis could not change this.
“We tried and hoped until almost the last minute, but unfortunately Andrea cannot compete in the 2020 Dakar. She and Stéphane had a great season and could certainly have been among the front runners in Saudi Arabia, but health comes first. But we’re also sure that Paulo will do a very good job. He and Stéphane worked well together at the Riyadh Rally.”