|SA-Dakar Rally: Joan Barreda SS09 - "A lot of fight in the leading positions".|
The Husqvarna/Speed rider Joan Barreda from Spain has achieved an excellent 3rd place in Stage 9 of the Dakar Rally 2012, disputed territory Chile between Antofagasta and Iquique, with 556 km of special. Barreda, who after the changes made by the organization last night has left the special in 5th place, suddenly it has become one the fastest setting the second time in the first points of control.
Subsequently he has performed more than 200 kms after the dust of the norwegian driver Ullevalseter, which has slowed his pace and made him move away gradually from Despres and Coma. However, the rider from Castellón has kept calm and wait for the right moment to overtake safely.
In the second part of the special,smoothly controlled Barreda differences with their persecutors get a new podium in one of the most complicated stages of Dakar 2012. Jose M. Pellicer, very regularly throughout the Dakar enhanced moothly and ended the day in the top 20 of the career, putting him 21 position in the overall standings.
"A lot of fight in the leading positions of each stage" said Barreda. "Marc and Cyril are playing the race and another group of 5 or 6 riders fight for the third step of the podium in Lima. I try to do my career and make a safe and consistent pace, take my place at each stage because in overall I delayed."
"Today has not been easy in the dust, I have long been locked. It's something that almost happened yesterday, but now I try to stay calm and not risk. Perhaps in the early stages of Peru is more sandy ground and may have a chance to do my best, but the important thing now is spending every day as we are doing so far and get to Lima."
2012/01/10 | 21:01 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/BARREDA