|10th Albania Rally: Marku / Voko still leader in cars, Renti Sina coming back.|
After Wednesday´s 490-kms stage it took some while to get all results - but here we are! Again the Albanian "DAST" Jeep Cherokee crew Marku / Voko got the stagewin with 06:12:39 hours - but, no surprise, the "local hero" Renti Sina is back with his all-new built Toyota Land Cruiser and became second with only 1:49 minutes gap. Third were the Germans Dechent / Hinz with their Polaris RZR1000 and +11:43 minutes.
"I like this rally totally," Martin Dechent said today in the camp. "I never heard about it before - now I´m wondering why. Ok, I´m coming from the Trophy-sport, with the Breslau-Rally we met the rally-scene. Normally we are starting with a car, but my new one wasn´t ready in time so I decided to start with a Polaris. This rally here is amazing. Perfect mix of tracks and landscape, nice people, great audience, easy rules and big fun!"
Fifth are the Albanians Dervishaj / Papuli in the "cute" LILU 2 Prototype and +22:30 minutes, sixth the German Toyota Land Cruiser Proto of Henrik Strasser (+23:51 mins).
In the overall rankings, Spartak Marku and Klodian Voko are still the leaders with now 15:11:37 hours. "After last year, we definetely want to have the win," Marku told in the camp. Last year the Jeep Cherokee crew were leading the race for a long time, then lost many time because of a damage and finally fought hard to catch up the Top 3 again.
More times winner Renti Sina and Dolly Winterberger (Albania / Austria) showed again that everybody should count with them. With the second place of the day, they also reached the second position in the overall rankings with only 15:32 minutes gap. The third position is hold now by the LULU 2 Proto of Dervishaj / Papuli (Albania, +32:07), fourth are the Germans Dechent / Hinz (Polaris, +39:59), fifth their team-mates Strasser / Kuerbs (Toyota Proto, +01:29:46).
2014/06/12 | 15:11 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS