|OiLibya Rally of Tunisia: "What they said" after SS04 on Wednesday.|
Marc Coma: "The day was hard, lots of sand spits that were not on the road - book. I did not push to the maximum speed because with all these stones, I was going to hurt the bib mousse foam. There are only two days left, but not too many kilometers. Most of all, I will try to get back time."
"Chaleco" Lopez: "I have to control my race and preserve the bike. Even if I am ahead, there are still two days to go and I know that everything can happen."
Jakub Przygonski: "I did see Helder Rodrigues stopped, and I saw he had broken the fork. I did not attack to keep my tires as best as I could. Navigation was not easy, as always!"
David Casteu: "Like we had planned, we continue our tests and today we changed the engine. The engine works well at high demand, but I had some lacks of power. I am happy to be a Ksar Ghilane, it is a mythical place for the Rally of Tunisia!"
Jacek Czachor: "I know well the tracks in this region; I have even come here on holidays! It was nice and I didn´t have problems"
Dimitry Pavlov: "I run with Vincent (Albira) at a good rhythm. Not so fast, not so slow. The end of the special section was hard for us because you must stay on the quad!"
Leonid Novitskiy: "It was a lot simpler for us today! But we had to sweat in the last part of the special, I had to stay in guard."
Christian Lavieille: "We were well enough at the beginning in the dunes, and we did lots of off-road. Sometimes it was worrying because there were no traces. We still have two stages and many things can happen. I´m scared that the end of the rally will be favorable for a buggy."
Eric Vigouroux: "We followed Lethier from the start. We looked at their dust and then, all of a sudden it became black smoke. Getting closer to the car, we saw the crew getting out of the car because it was on fire. The helicopter arrived quickly and Jean-Marie was taken by a medical team of the rally. It seems that they made a mistake in a turn to the right and the car rolled and burnt. Jean-Marie was conscious, but he was badly burnt. François is shocked, but not hurt. It was hard starting after that and it is the second time I am the first to arrive at an accident in two years."
Ronan Chabot: "Every day we discover the car a little more, but we have to find the limits. After 8 years in Production category, we have learned to spare the car and is that what we always do. Regarding results, I am very happy and also, we fight with Regis Delahaye!"
Jean-Luc Blanchemain: "We did all the special section without the radio, and Alain (Guehennec) has lost his voice. It wasn´t like yesterday, that we had two punctures... I had fun!"
Pascal Thomasse: "We had one puncture, but if not, Blanchemain could have never reached us! We don´t have a jack and changing a tire takes more time. But even with all that, we still had fun!"
Laurent Rosso: "The erg was nice to go through, finally some sand. but only for two or three kilometers and then winding tracks. In T2, it is frightening passages between small dunes were interesting, but the last part was hard for us!"
Elisabete Jacinto: "We got stuck on a ridge and we lost time to get out the truck. A little later, the rim went out. The race is full of surprises. For the two last stages, sand and dunes. It will be a great exercise!"
2010/05/06 | 10:36 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/NPO