|Sertoes 2010: Zanol wins stage on bikes, Collet new leader in quads.|
The fourth day of competition at the Sertões International Rally connected the cities of Alto Paraiso (GO) and Dianópolis (TO). Totaling 514 kilometers, 240 of them in timed sections, the special on Saturday (August, 14) had the victory of Felipe Zanol on the bikes and Rafal Sonik on quads.
This was Zanol’s second consecutive victory in the Sertões, however the overall lead remains with Spaniard Marc Coma, who finished today's stage in second place just 19 seconds behind Zanol.
The victory surprised even Zanol himself. "I never expected to win the special again today. In the 20th km of the timed section I was slow, but I missed a turn and ended up slamming into a fence. The road book command broke, and I had to roll it by hand. It was so good to win fourth stage, even losing a little time due to the mistake," said the rider.
This was the second consecutive day that finishes with Coma as first runner-up, but he retains the overall lead. "The special today had difficult navigation and riding. The floor did not have much grip and the bike was sliding a lot. Since I have a large bike, it was even more difficult to control. But it was a very good day and again a very nice race," said Coma.
On quads, Carlo Collet, from São Paulo, could take the lead in the competition, placing second on the fourth stage. The victory was again with the Polish Rafal Sonik. "It was a very fast special, very aggressive. I love days like this and I wish all of them would be like this. So far, the race is perfect and I am still quite fond of the Rally," said the Pole, who suffered a 26-minute penalty. With this, Collet leads 16 seconds ahead.
The displacement of today's stage was one of the biggest so far, with 272 kilometers, which wore even more competitors. "Today, in addition to a rather special difficult, with lots of navigation and speed, the final liaison was very tiring. I finished the fourth round feeling well, and I'm ready for the next few Sertões days, which should provide even greater difficulties," said Francinei Costa.
Medical tent: On Saturday (14), three injured riders abandoned the 18th Sertões International Rally. Successfully rescued, they were all bike contestants: Frenchman Ludovic Boinnard, with the right collarbone fractured and dorsal contusion; Chilean Daniel Gouet, who tore a ligament in his right ankle, and Brazilian Fabio Vinicius Morés with a dislocated left shoulder.
Watch the unofficial results of the Category bikes this Saturday
1º - Felipe Zanol (BRA) - Honda 450 - 02h56min36
2º - Marc Coma (ESP) - KTM 690 - 02h56min55
3º - Deni Nascimento (BRA) Honda 450 - 02h58min59
4º - Kuba Przygonski (POL) - KTM 690 - 03h03min06
5º - Juca Bala (BRA) - KTM 450 - 03h03min48
6º - David Casteu (FRA) - Sherco Rally 450 - 03h04min02
7º - Dário Souza (BRA) - Honda 450 - 03h07min00
8º - Guto Klaumann (BRA) - Yamaha 450 - 03h08min50
9º - Jacek Czachor (POL) - KTM 690 - 03h10min32
10º - Norton Lopes (BRA) - Honda 450 - 03h13min06
Five first overall results cars (unofficial)
1º Marc Coma - 09h56min07
2º Felipe Zanol - 10h02min36
3º Deni do Nascimento - 10h03min55
4º Kuba Przygonski - 10h15min24
5º David Casteu - 10h16min40
Watch the unofficial results of the Category quads this Saturday
1º - Rafal Sonik (POL) - Yamaha 900 - 03h19min21
2º - Carlo Collet (BRA) - BRP 800 - 03h23min06
3º - Francinei Costa (BRA) - Yamaha 700 - 03h26min53
4º - Marcio Oliveira (BRA) - KTM 530 - 03h28min24
5º - Sérgio Klaumann (BRA) - Honda 700 - 03h31min05
6º - Heronaldo Marinho (BRA) - Yamaha 700 - 03h48min02
7º - Rodolfo Brito (BRA) - Yamaha 700 - 03h56min27
8º - Andre Suguita (BRA) - KTM 525 - 03h56min27
9º - Marcelo Medeiros (BRA) - Yamaha 450 - 03h56min40
10º - Mauro Sierra (URU) - Yamaha 700 - 04h03min44
Five first overall results quads (unofficial)
1º Carlo Collet - 11h25min25
2º Rafal Sonik - 11h51min41
3º Marcio Oliveira - 12h17min48
4º Francinei Costa - 12h19min27
5º Sergio Klaumann - 12h39min19
2010/08/10 | 15:45 CET | Editor: MR/HS/FORTUNE