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Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge: Speedbrain inside the Top 3 and moving up.



The "Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge" 2013 remains an extreme challenge for men and machine. Following Monday´s brutal stage through the Liwa desert another very tough test awaited the riders today at this opening round of the FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship.

Tuesday in the Qasr al Sarab region saw temperatures rise above 40 degrees celcius, providing more soft sand and tricky navigation as well.

Paulo Goncalves aboard his Speedbrain 450 Rally bike delivered another brilliant ride as he followed his strategy. The Portuguese had aimed to gain time on the two riders in front of him in the standings, Sam Sunderland and Marc Coma. Goncalves bravely fulfilled his mission thanks to an error-free ride, as he improved in the provisional ranks from third to second place.

Paulo Goncalves: "Today it was important to stay in touch with my main competition and make up time on Coma and Sunderland. Things went fine despite the difficult circumstances. I was able to surf the dunes perfectly and could rely on my bike. It works flawlessly and I had a lot of fun out there."

"There are two more days left and we have to stay concentrated. There´s not much time separating us at the front. The conditions here are very difficult for the amateurs. They have a hard time with the sand getting hotter and softer as the day goes on. The guys have to fight very hard in the blazing sunshine at noon."

Team principal Wolfgang Fischer: "It was important to ride smart and tactical today. Paulo was doing a perfect job and able to move up a spot in the classification. Congratulations to the whole team, well done."

Overall results after SS03 Abu Dhabi Cars Top 10

01) Roma / Perin (ES/F) | Mini All4 Racing | T1 | 09:47:03
02) Spinelli / Haddad (BRA/BRA) | Mitsubishi ASX V8 | T1 | 10:27:42
03) Schlesser / Zhilstov (F/RUS) | Schlesser Buggy | T1 | 10:33:24
04) Ten Brinke / Baumel (NL/F) | Mitsubishi HRX Ford | T1 | 10:47:32
05) Van Loon / Rosegaar (NL/NL) | Mitsubishi HRX Ford | T1 | 10:57:21
06) Zapletal / Marton (CZ/PL) | Hummer H3 Proto | T1 | 11:37:01
07) Holowczyc / Schulz (PL/D) | Mini All4 Racing | T1 | 11:38:54
08) Ogorodnikov / Nikolaev (RUS/RUS) | Toyota Hilux | T1 | 12:05:06
09) Schott / Palmeiro (D/PT) | Mini All4 Racing | T1 | 12:28:39
10) Saeidan / Telauny (KSA/F) | Polaris | T3 | 12:28:58

Overall results after SS03 Abu Dhabi Cars ALL (PDF)

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Overall results after SS03 Abu Dhabi Bikes Top 10

01) Sam Sunderland (UAE) | Honda CRF 450 X | 07:22:08
02) Paulo Goncalves (PT) | Speedbrain 450 Rally | 07:23:06
03) Marc Coma (ES) | KTM 450 Rally Replica | 07:23:25
04) Pal Anders Ullevalseter (N) | KTM 450 Rally | 07:35:54
05) Jakub Przygonski (PL) | KTM 450 Rally Replica | 07:37:54
06) David McBride (GB) | KTM 500 EXC | 07:57:36
07) Tedeusz Blazusiak (PL) | KTM 450 Rally Replica | 07:58:44
08) Sebastian Husseini (NL) | Honda TRX 700 XX | 08:00:43
09) Juan Salvatierra Carlos (BOL) | HM Honda CRE F 500 X | 08:01:55
10) Miran Stanovnik (SVN) | KTM 450 Rally Replica | 08:07:01

Overall results after SS03 Abu Dhabi Bikes ALL (PDF)

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2013/04/09 | 16:25 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/FISCHER











Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:24 |




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Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 |




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Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




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Rally dos Sertões: Marc Coma wins again in Bikes and remains the leadership. | 27.08.2014 15:35 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 19:14 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 18:57 |




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Rally dos Sertões: Mitsubishi´s Spinelli / Haddad the new leader in the cars. | 26.08.2014 05:17 |




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Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 01:59 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Driving onboard with Overdrive Toyota Hilux of Verala | 26.08.2014 01:46 |




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