|Pharaons Rally: Better day for Nissan Team Dessoude - Cinotto´s are fighting.|
For Team Dessoude after the events of the second leg when two of the Pathfinders rolled over for "sons" Cinotto Pietro and Carlo, nothing too serious to report today. This third stage between Tibniya and Sahl Baraka presented varied terrains, technical enough to stay careful and to go smoothly on the stony areas. The enemy today was called flat tire.
Michele Cinotto was quick today to experience and enjoy spade after being stuck a few kilometers after the start in the first sandy section. The result of this mistake, a broken drive shaft and 80% of the spécial stage driven on two-wheel drive. The right front drive shaft was changed at the service point and Pathfinder ended at the right pace.
Pietro Cinotto drove much wiser than the day before and did a good 286 km stage staying very careful. A new big mistake would definitely jeopardize his chances to reach Cairo on Saturday.
As for Carlo Cinotto, author of the 10th time on this third stage, a simple stop at the service point to fix the back cover sheared yesterday during his roll over. He ended the leg without any incident.
Overall, Michele Cinotto ranks 15th closely followed by his sons Pietro and Carlo. Tomorrow, the bivouac will not move, the rally caravan will spend a second night in Sahl Baraka. Concerning the race, competitors will have to face difficulties of a loop of 340 km in the Farafra area. Sun and heat will be once again part of the game.
2011/10/05 | 21:04 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/DESSOUDE