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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: Jonah Street survive Romania and shine in Hungary.

Four days into the Central Europe Rally, the competition moves from Romania back to Hungary. The Romanian stages were short, muddy, rocky, technical, and even sometimes snowy. This was not ideal for the big KTM 690 Rally bikes of Rally PanAm and most of the other top teams. These motorcycles were designed for the deserts of Mauritania and Morocco. Riders on smaller, enduro-based bikes played their advantage and dominated the four Romanian special tests. Jonah Street held his own, bringing the big bike home safe each day, and not too far from the leaders.

Today the rally left the Romanian mountains and returned to the plains of Hungary. Jonah enjoyed the change in terrain, which he thought was, "more like the Baja races at home." He finished 3rd on today┬┤s second special test, placing him in a solid 6th Overall. Street had fallen to 8th Overall yesterday after several Romanian specials. For the next 3 days, the rally remains in Hungary, where the team expects to do well and continue to move up the standings. The Central Europe Rally finishes at Lake Balaton on April 26.

2008/04/22 | 17:01 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Rally PanAm

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