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As BMW is competing its fifth year in the Dakar, it is about time to sum up what the X5 CC has within, and also what the new X3 CC has to offer.
These BMWs get there rally outfit put on by X-Raid, a team that has started rally racing in 2002.
After four years team X-Raid decided that they wanted to put BMWs new X3 to the test, next to the X5.
Please click "read more" below to read the full story about Sven Quandt and his X-Raid team, featuring information about the X3 CC and X5 CC!
Sven Quandt & X-Raid
It all started with Sven Quandt, born in June 1956, and graduated with a “Diploma of Commerce” degree in 1985.
He began his career in motor racing in 1991. Having worked on the building up and the restructuring of several companies during this career he combined his economic experience with his passion for motor sport to great success.
This success not only pertains to the companies he ran but personally as a co-driver and as a driver as well.
He also achieved success with GECO Raid Sport in the nineties, especially in the T1 production class.
In 1998 Sven was winner of the T1 Marathon Cup with a Mitsubishi Pajero. In the same year, the GECO Raid team came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the T1 class in the Paris Dakar.
From November 2002 until the end of 2004 he was appointed as Head of Motorsport of the Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sport GmbH.
In 2002 he started the building up of the X-raid team with participation in various rallies, placing 9th in Dakar 2003 with Luc Alphand and 4th in Dakar 2004 with Luc Alphand, winning the FIA World Cup for Cross Country in 2004 with Khalifa Al-Mutawei as driver and winning the the 2005 Portuguese Championship with Miguel Barbosa.