|10th Albania Rally TICKER: Descision for bikes, Friday going back to Tirana.|
After a short raceday and the problems in the bike-category (we reported), the Jury has made a final decision. "We tried to make all participants happy and I think our decision is the most fair we could deal," organizer Edvin Kasimati said in the evening. "Only seven bikes made it to the finish of Stage 4. The average time of these seven bikes for this stage was 00:52:20 minutes," said Kasimati.
The decision of the Jury is as following: All the bikes that did NOT make it to the finish of Stage 4 will receive a time penalty equal to 50% of the average time of the bikers who finished, this penalty will added to the times of SS03 of Wednesday. So the penalty is 00:26:10 minutes."
Friday´s stage will bring the competitors back to Tirana, the capital of Albania. The stage is splitted in four liaisons (216 kilometers) and three timed specials (54, 59 and 35 kms) - its the second last stage of the rally, followed by a last round course on Saturday with approx. 112 kms. The first bikes will start at 7:00 CET in the morning, the maximum time is four hours. In the first part, the participants will follow the coast, then back into the mountains direction North...
2014/06/12 | 22:19 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS