Offroad & Motorsport

Rally Livereporting


FIA/FIM Standings


Rally Links

Paper Models

Picture Database

Imprint & Contact

Photo Services

Public Relations


Please type your
search-word(s) and
press "Enter"

This is the single-news section of the news "Offroad & Motorsports". To see all news please use the link under the article or navigate with the left main-navigation.

Dakar 2009: Despres - "This Stage was wondeful".

Cyril Despres: "That’s two good days I’ve had now. It’s a memory to cherish, because it hasn’t always been the case for me this year. It was wonderful. The sand was light grey yesterday, but after the rain this morning it was dark grey. It felt like it was a different place, but it was actually the same dunes. I had a lot of fun. Of course, when you can see the tracks from a long way off, you try and take short cuts here and there to gain a few seconds. I rode the race well today."

Jordi Viladoms: §I’m really happy with this stage. Until now, I hadn’t had an easy day on the rally. I got a puncture on the first day, and then I had to help Marc Coma the following days. All in all, I’m happy because I’ve worked hard. My results could be better, but the other riders have had mishaps too. I feel good, on top form and I hope it continues like this. At team level, we’ve really worked well, and that’s what has made the difference. When Marc had problems, I was behind him and behind me, there was still Gérard Farres. Yesterday, I had trouble, but I tried my hardest to fight back and start as near as possible to Marc today. With the results for this 6th stage, I’ll be well placed again to help him tomorrow. Between us, it’s proper teamwork."

Francisco Lopez: "It was a different stage. There was a lot more navigation. At the start, Jonah Street was riding well with Frans Verhoeven. But after that, I navigated better and ended up ahead of them. The stage was short, but very varied. The tires are okay, so everything is fine".

2009/01/08 | 19:24 CET | Editor: MR/HS/ASO

News Navigation: [ News Rally Live ]x[ News Offroad / Motorsports ]x[ Newsletter ]x[ Home ]

Copyright 2003 - 2010 | Imprint | Privacy / Credits / Legal | All rights reserved by international
Offices/Representatives: London | Cologne | Budapest | Qatar | Cairo | Kuala Lumpur | St. Petersburg | Prague | Manila
Major office: international | Broicher Weg 6 | 53844 Cologne-Troisdorf | Germany
Phone: +49 151 25 22 33 47 | Fax: +49 30 48 49 83 087 | Email: