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MAN wins Transorientale rally

Dakar winner Hans Stacey crosses the finishing line first in his MAN truck after 10,000 kilometers through Russia, Kazakhstan and China

Hans Stacey of the Netherlands took first place for MAN in the truck ranking of the Transorientale. With a more than three-hour lead on Spain's Vila in Mercedes and almost five hours ahead of Bekx, also of the Netherlands, in a DAF, Stacey drove across the finishing line close to the Great Wall of China. Following on from Dakar 2007 and the Central Europe rally, this is the third rally won by Stacey in MAN, demonstrating the reliability of the trucks that sport a lion in their emblem.

A total of 14 trucks finished the course, six of them from MAN. Philippe Jacquot of France was fourth, and the MAN trials champion Franz Echter of Munich came in fifth. Echter was responsible for the speedy service along the route.