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Cottret's partnership with Peterhansel began during the 1999 event, in which the pair placed seventh overall in the car category. Switching to the factory Mitsubishi team, the pair won the Dakar in 2004, 2005 and 2007 before adding a fourth success in 2012 at the wheel of an X-Raid prepared Mini.
- "Jean-Paul Cottret". Retrieved 18 January 2013.