|Pharaons Rally: 36 bikes and quads and 15 cars were admitted to the start.|
Three days of strong wind accompanied the 2014 Pharaons Rally first acts. After an intense day of administrative and technical checks, on Monday morning top drivers had to pass under the watchful eye of the Commissaries.
A busy day for everybody, waiting to let off adrenaline since the very first afternoon when the show started with the Super Special Stage by the sea, a three km track that defined Tuesday´s first leg starting order.
El Gouna, the wonderful “self-contained town” just a bit north from Hurgada, has magnificently welcomed Pharaons Rally caravan, hosted in Abu Tig Marina that changed for a few days its luxurious tourist harbour vocation.
Among luxurious yachts and picturesque tok-tok, small taxis riding daily in El Gouna, cars and bikes made the show starting since 3.30 pm. 36 bikes and quads were admitted to the start, as well as 15 cars.
The fastest among two wheels was actually the Polish Rafael Sonik's quad, that realized the fastest time of 2:16 minutes. Behind him Venezuelan Nicolas Cardona and in third position Bolivian Juan Carlos Salvatierra.
Among cars Nasser Al-Attiyah made clear his ambition, by winning the Super Special with a time of 1:54 minutes before Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Marek Dabrowski's two Toyota.
Tuesday the competition starts to get serious with the first stage from El Gouna to Luxor and with a Special of 221km.
2014/05/20 | 14:59 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/BAUR