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Optic 2000 Tunisia 2007 Special-Newssection (FIM Cross Country Worldcup)





This is the single-news section of the marathonrally.com special of the Optic 2000 Tunisia Rally 2007, 1st round of the FIM Worldcup for Cross Country Rallys. To see all news please use the link under the article or navigate with the left main-navigation.









Optic Tunisia: What they said after Leg 6 Nekrif-Matmata.


Jean-Louis Schlesser (France/Schlesser Ford): "There was a miscomprehension with the start of the roadbook, we just stayed calm and decided what to do next. But it cost us about ten minutes. Finally, we saw that Vigouroux and Nobre had also some problems. Apart from that , it was great."

Christian Lavieille (France/Nissan Navara Proto): "Seeing Schlesser looking for the right track, we thought we could take advantage, we went all out to win it,but the charging Buggy justs eats up the ground."

Pascal Thomasse (France/Nissan Buggy): "It was strange, the more competitors we passed on the roadside, the more we slowed the pace. We’re happy with our third place, non-risk taking day."

Dominique Housieaux (France/Mitsubishi Pajero): "A day without problems for us. We stopped to right Naglis’ Mitsubishi, then we managed our fist overtaking move of the rally. It was Isabelle Patissier’s Buggy. Shortly after she was that close on our heels, that we let her go by."

David Casteu (France/KTM Gauloises): "What a day ! This year Cyril Neveu has made this a rally fit for royalty. I can’t believe all the different types of terrain that we’re having. Leaving the dunes of El Borma, a few hours later, we’re in the mountains. Sensational. At the start, i was happy to see that Marc Coma still has problems navigating sometimes, and i managed to make up a little time, then we just rode together."

Marc Coma (Spain/KTM Repsol): "I couln’t find the right track around 27km, when i’d found it David had caught up.It’s what can happen when you start first. I’m concentrated and on target."

Michel Marchini (France/Yamaha 450): "The end of the stage was great for my Yamaha 450. I was comfortable, i caught Angerer early on, i even tryed

2007/04/06 | 18:58 CET | Editor: MR/HS/MNPO-Press






















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