|Aïcha des Gazelles: Elisabete Jacinto reinforces podium in Amarok pickup|
Elisabete Jacinto completed the third stage on the 23rd "Aïcha des Gazelles" rally confirming one of the top places of the race. At the wheel of a Volkswagen Amarok pickup of the official team Volkswagen Vehicules Utilitaires, Elisabete Jacinto and Valérie Dot positively surpassed the difficulties of the stroke and pointed correctly the six checkpoints.
The route around Tisserdimine (Morocco), which took place mostly in the sands of Erg Chebbi, proved to be quite complex for the teams since the navigation is done in the dunes and become more difficult by the absence of references in the field.
Elisabete Jacinto, who initiated the competition in the first place, reinforced the podium at the end of the third stage of the rally and expressed satisfaction with the results of this competition.
“Although it was a very hard day the stage went well. We were able to do a straight line on a day where the dunes dominated the landscape and the navigation was rather complicated. So far everything is going within expectations and we are very happy" said the Portuguese driver.
In the fourth stage of the 23rd Aïcha des Gazelles, the caravan leaves Tisserdimine and heads to Ihandar where the teams will face the first marathon stage of this competition. On 24 and 25 March the route is done without the help of the assistance and without passing the bivouac. The teams are forced to camp in the middle of the route.
2013/03/24 | 19:37 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/MARTINHO