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Central Europe Rally Special-Newssection (1st round Dakar-Series 2008)

This is the single-news section of the special of the Central Europe Rally 2008, the first round of the new Dakar-Series. To see all news please use the link under the article or navigate with the left main-navigation.

Central Europe Rally: Interviews after the Part 1 of Stage 2.

Marc Coma: "Five kilometres before the finish I crashed but I managed to finish the stage. Then we fixed the bike and I tried to fix myself as well. I started on the transfer section to the second stage, but then it was impossible to continue bacasue my right knee became swollen and the pain was too big."

Miroslav Zapletal: "We were 9th at CP1 but then we had problem with the water entering into the engine. Due to the water both of our tripmasters failed. We aer disappointed but still the result is not so bad."

Stephane Henrard: "This track is not easy to drive with a 2WD! It’s narrow, slippery, but on the other hand I still enjoyed it. To be short: beautiful landscape outside - and lots of water inside. We have to be careful. The car is perfect and has big torque which helps a lot. I think, this lap was the easiest one - it will become worse and worse."

Nasser Al-Attiyah: "It was a good stage, not easy but good. I love the challenge. We were in the lead at CP1 but then we missed a corner so we came in fourth. It’s important to stay close to Mitsubishi and VW."

Nani Roma: "We made a small navigational mistake and lost one minute. The special is not easy, we have to remain concentrated from the beginning to the very end but we’ll see what happen, because the race is still long. The car works perfectly."

Luc Alphand: "I liked this track more than yesterday’s. We had some problems at the start and then we also made a small mistake in navigation, but the car is perfect and taht’s what important. Everybody’s very fast, so we have to attack!"

Nuno Inocencio: "It was like a trial track: water, stones... I didn’t really like it and it will get worse for the remaining laps. "

2008/04/21 | 14:20 CET | Editor: MR/HS/RK

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