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Dakar 2014: GWM and Haval ends in the top 10

GWM/Haval achieves another Top 10 position in Dakar 2014 GWM/Haval’s impressive run of top 10 Dakar finishes continued when Frenchman Christian Lavieille, driving the number 315 Haval H8, achieved eighth place overall in the 2014 event. Lavieille, in his first outing with the GWM/Haval team, impressed with his consistency and speed. The latest success follows […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday January 20, 2014

GWM Dakar 2014 Rally Stage 11

GWM/Haval holding steady in Stage 11 of Dakar As the 2014 Dakar enters its closing stages, the GWM/Haval team has its sights set on improving, at the very least, to seventh place overall. Christian Lavieille, driving the number 315 Haval H8, finished the 749 km Stage 11 with the 12th fastest time. Crucially, however, he […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday January 17, 2014

HAVAL DAKAR 2014 Rally

As GWM/Haval team principal, Dong Ming, predicted at the halfway stage of Dakar 2014, the fierce battle at the top of the leader board would inevitably lead to retirements as the race drew to a close. Carlos Sainz of Spain, already plagued by technical problems and penalties throughout the race, crashed his fast but fragile […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday January 16, 2014

Dakar 2014 – GWM Haval still in the Rally

GWM/Haval maintains position in Stage 9 of Dakar The infamous Atacama dunes struck a blow during Stage 9 with GWM/Haval driver Christian Lavieille picking up enough damage to his Haval H8 to affect his speed during the second phase of the stage. Lavieille finished the stage with the 15th fastest time, still good enough to […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 15, 2014

Dakar 2014 Rally – GWM Moves Up

GWM/Haval moves up in Stage 8 of Dakar With another solid run during Stage 8 of the 2014 Dakar, Christian Lavieille clocked the tenth fastest time, good enough to see the Number 315 Haval H8 move up to ninth place overall. Lavieille’s next target is Marek Dabrowski (Toyota) who is about 30 minutes ahead in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 14, 2014

Dakar 2014 Rally – GWM HAVAL Stage 7

GWM/Haval in Dakar – The ups and downs of Stage 6 and 7 Through consistency GWM/Haval’s Christian Lavieille had moved up to sixth position overall following Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally, only to see much of his hard work undone when he received a one-hour penalty for missing a check point in Stage 6. […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday January 13, 2014

Dakar 2014 – Heartbrake for GWM HAVAL

GWM/Haval consistent in Stage 3 of Dakar 2014   Following the heartbreak of Carlos Sousa’s troubles during Stage 2 of the 2014 Dakar rally, the GWM/Haval technical team worked tirelessly to have his car repaired prior to the start of Stage 3, only to be forced to retire the Number 306 machine due to Sousa […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday January 10, 2014

Dakar 2014 – Day 2 GWM

Setback for GWM/Haval in Stage 2 of Dakar 2014 Following the celebrations of a surprise Stage 1 win, the Dakar once again proved what a cruel mistress she can be when Carlos Sousa’s lead GWM/Haval* H8 suffered turbo problems 33 km into the arduous Stage 2 which took competitors from San Luis to San Rafael.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 7, 2014

GWM Haval Day 1 – Dakar 2014

GWM/Haval triumphs in Stage 1 of Dakar 2014 With Portuguese driver Carlos Sousa behind the wheel, GWM/Haval* sprung a big surprise in the first stage of the 2014 Dakar rally by clocking the fastest time. Sousa, driving the number 306 Haval H8, finished the challenging first leg of the race, stretching from Rosario to San […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 7, 2014

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