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Optic Tunisia: Team Nissan Dessoude yesterday´s stage 2.

On yesterday´s loop around Nekrif the Polish Krzystof Holowczyc and his Co-Driver Jean Marc Fortin (Nissan Pickup) set the 7th fastest time and kept their 7th place in the overall classification. As for Christian Lavieille and Arnaud Debron (Nissan Pathfinder), a small incident disturbed their day.

Krzystof Holowczyc was smiling at the finish, despite a small mistake from his navigator: "We took the wrong road right at the start of the stage, and did an extra 5 km, but nothing too serious. On the winding sections, I really had fun. As soon as the terrain becomes a bit more technical in terms of driving, the Pickup is lively and fun to drive. We will change the suspension settings a bit, but everything is going well".

A slightly annoyed Jean Marc Fortin explained his mistake: "Actually, it was yesterday that I made the mistake, while correcting the road book. A box was skipped, and I followed the wrong instructions at the wrong place. Luckily the mistake did not have serious consequences, we set the 7th fastest time, and are still 7th overall".

Teamchef André Dessoude is serene concerning his team’s results: "Krzystof Holowczyc is continuing to learn more about the Pickup every day. Jean-Marc’s small mistake had no real effect. We are lying in the place we expected. We have currently achieved our aim of being in the top ten. The important thing is to reach the end of the race, and up until now, the Pickup has had no technical problems. The factory teams are untouchable as far as the overall classification is concerned; only Jean Louis Schlesser is able to spoil their domination.

Christian and Arnaud are putting in a careful race, and are showing plenty of maturity in the way they are handling the race, even if Jean Pierre Strugo is currently ahead of them. I am not worried about the future. We will soon be on the sand, and I’ll wait and see."

2006/04/13 I 18:10 CET I Editor:

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