Mitsubishi withdraw from Dakar because of the global economy

Posted on Thursday, 5 February 2009 , 10:02:37 byEmil

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Mitsubishi withdraw from Dakar because of the global economy

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced today their decision to withdraw from Cross Country Rallying, starting with the legendary Dakar Rally.

In its 26 entries in this event, Mitsubishi Motors won the Dakar rally a total of 12 times, including seven consecutive victories.

In addition to this unparalleled record the company also gained 4WD technology that informs its production vehicles, most visible in their durability and off road performance.

"The sudden deterioration of the global economy made it necessary for the company to focus its resources more tightly," the firm said in today`s announcement.