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Sardegna Rally Race: Rally starts with Repsol riders taking positions.





The first day of the Rally Sardinia ended with a good result for Marc Coma & Jordi Viladoms, 2nd and 4th places in the overall respectively. It was an atypical first stage, long, compared to the usual one on this island, with 2 specials 90km and 76km, today the Repsol riders thought more about their tactics.

After yesterday┬┤s prologue, when they classified in 10th and 11th positions, Marc Coma & Jordi Viladoms were able to do a good 1st special, on twisty tracks among a lot of vegetation and on stones. However the liaison between the two specials was modified by the organisers at the last moment and they took the wrong road. A mistake meant they did not reach the 2nd special on time and they began again at the back of the field, they constantly had to overtake slower rivals.

Marc Coma: "We were lucky, because the specials went well but the change to the liaison was very costly for us. It was a very long day and with the type of land we have here, on twisty tracks and a slow speed, and sandy tracks, it is difficult to get the thread. It will be a tight race, because the riders are top class, it is good having such good competition. I will have to adapt to the bike because during the year I do not ride it a lot, but so far so good."

Jordi Viladoms: "It was a bit of a mess, because the organisers stopped the race between the two specials, and Marc and me lost time. Luckily we had a good race and the result was not bad. On the 1st special I waited for Marc and we rode together all the day. The 1st special was faster and sandy, but this rally is very technical and it is much lomger this year."

2009/05/29 | 20:35 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Repsol






















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