Stéphane Peterhansel

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Stéphane Peterhansel
Stéphane Peterhansel.jpg
Born (1965-08-06) August 6, 1965 (age 49)
Échenoz-la-Méline, France
2014 Dakar Rally
Debut season 1988
Current team X-raid
Championships Dakar Rally
Wins 11

Stéphane Peterhansel (born 6 August 1965 in Échenoz-la-Méline, Haute-Saône) is a rally racing driver from France.

Biography[edit]

He made his Paris to Dakar Rally debut in 1988 in the motorcycle category for Yamaha, later winning the event in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1998. He switched to the car category for 1999, joining the works Mitsubishi in 2003.[1] He went on to win the event for the Japanese marque in 2004, 2005 and 2007, and took his 11th victory in 2013 driving an X-Raid prepared Mini Countryman – making him the most successful competitor in the history of the Dakar Rally. In 2014 he was leading the Dakar in the final stage, but was controversially ordered to allow his team-mate, Nani Roma, to overtake and win - leaving himself to finish in second place. He competed in the Race of Champions in 2005 and 2006 and is also a two-time World Enduro Champion. Since 1999, his Dakar co-driver has been compatriot Jean-Paul Cottret.

Dakar Rally results[edit]

Year Class Vehicle Result Stages
1988 Motorbike Yamaha 18
1989 4
1990 DSQ
1991 1st
1992 1st
1993 1st
1994 Did not enter
1995 Motorbike Yamaha 1st
1996 WD
1997 1st
1998 1st
1999 Car Nissan 7 0
2000 Mega 2nd 2
2001 Nissan 12 0
2002 DNF 1
2003 Mitsubishi 3rd 6
2004 1st 1
2005 1st 4
2006 4 3
2007 1st 0
2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally
2009 Car Mitsubishi DNF 0
2010 BMW 4 4
2011 4 1
2012 Mini 1st 3
2013 1st 2
2014 2nd 4

Other Honours[edit]

Year Event
1992 Paris-Moscow-Beijing Rally – Motorcycle
1996 UAE Desert Challenge – Motorcycle
1998 24 Hours of Chamonix
2002 Tunisia Rally
UAE Desert Challenge – Car
2003 UAE Desert Challenge – Car
2004 Tunisia Rally
Morocco Rally
2005 UAE Desert Challenge – Car
2007 UAE Desert Challenge – Car

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rally, Dakar 2012: storico decimo successo per Peterhansel" (in Italian). notiziariosportivo.it. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Edi Orioli
Dakar Rally
Motorcycle Winner

19911993
Succeeded by
Edi Orioli
Preceded by
Edi Orioli
Dakar Rally
Motorcycle Winner

1995
Succeeded by
Edi Orioli
Preceded by
Edi Orioli
Dakar Rally
Motorcycle Winner

19971998
Succeeded by
Richard Sainct
Preceded by
Hiroshi Masuoka
Dakar Rally
Car Winner

20042005
Succeeded by
Luc Alphand
Preceded by
Luc Alphand
Dakar Rally
Car Winner

2007
Succeeded by
Giniel de Villiers
Preceded by
Nasser Al-Attiyah
Dakar Rally
Car Winner

20122013
Succeeded by
Nani Roma