|Pharaons Rally: Another stagewin for Rodrigues and Schlesser on Stage Four.|
The 4th stage of Pharaons Rally should be called "Farafra´s Circuit".The timed section, a 339 km was loop was mostly swallowed by all competitors in a very high temperature.
While Jean Louis Schlesser continues his spectacle, Japanese driver Jun Mitsuhashi doesn´t let go. During this special considered as short, the Toyota VDJ 200 (T2) finishes 11:16 minutes away from the winner. Both cars do not run in the same category, and Mitsuhashi´s team mate Alain Guehennec continues his great performance as co-driver.
In this subject, the French gives the recipe for success: "This morning, while it was still cold, we inflated tires of the Toyota at 1.2 kilos. Then, Jun rolled at a good rhythm like the last three days and we never stopped. After the stage, we saw the Schlesser´s buggy that seemed to be lost, but it didn´t last long" jokes Guehennec.
The third of the stage is Rumanian Costel Casuneanu on his Mitsubishi Pajero. Boris Gadasin (G-Force) signs the fourth best time followed by Vadym Nesterchuk (Mitsubishi) and Roberto Camporese (Nissan). Tomorrow, competitors will face the fifth stage between Sahl Baraka and Tibniya, a 541 stage with 444 km of timed section.
There were lots of events in today´s stage in bikes. First, Marc Coma, who was opening this morning, found his mates at CP1, Rodrigues and Viladoms. These two riders reached each other a few kilometers before, and then, the three continued the stage together. Even If the three arrived at the same time, it is Helder Rodrigues who signs the stage victory right in front of "Chaleco" López. The Chilean rider stopped 30 km before the end of the stage to help Jes Munk.
Jakub Przygonski run his race alone and finished third. The Polish keeps his fourth place in overall standings. Jes Munk bit some sand after riding too fast, and couldn´t see a step up hidden under the sand. "It is constructive knowledge that I acquired there," explains the Danish.
Beautiful competition among Italians Andea Manchini (Aprilia) and Luca Viglio (Honda), both fighting for the eighth position overall. Regarding Oscar Polli, after a day without mistakes, he finishes eleventh.
2011/10/06 | 17:38 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/BAUER/URTUBIA