In the last African edition of the “Dakar” victory in the overall standings, fought, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi.
In 2007, Volkswagen won ten stages, but Mitsubishi was able to celebrate victory at the end of the rally-RAID.
The main favorites for the success in the standings was Carlos Sainz and de Villiers Giniel, but on the eighth special stage, their chances of victory vanished in an instant: Carlos was having trouble steering, and Geniale failed engine, which both lost a lot of time.
Thanks to the failures of the Volkswagen crews at the first two places were representatives of Mitsubishi, namely Stephane Peterhansel and Luc al. Until the end of the competition Stefan and Luke were stable: in the end, Mitsubishi won the overall standings of “Dakar” and not winning a single stage of the rally-RAID.
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