MOROCCO RALLY REPORT: SEASIDE STAGE

This first real special of OiLibya Rally Morocco, a loop around the seaside town, is divided into two parts, one of 70 km and the second 50 km. The first selective section runs along the south beach on a twisting track then, after a detour in the land on stony and narrower tracks, comes back before finally leaving definitaly the sea.

The first fifteen of the Super Special riders could choose their starting position in the special of today. The Australian Rodney Faggoter then found himself the first to take the start this morning in front of Rodrigues (Yamaha), Botturi (Yamaha), Joachim Rodrigues (Hero) and Pela Renet (Husqvarna). A little bit stressful for a "Rookie" who discovers the rallies! But the Yamaha rider has done rather well in navigation and finished 17th in the first part of the special. The cumulative time of two special, Toby Price (KTM) wins the stage 54 seconds ahead of Benavides (Honda) and 1'24 on Sam Sunderland (KTM). The American Brabec (Honda) was fourth ahead of Goncalves (Honda), Walkner (KTM), Pedrero (Sherco), Botturi (Yamaha) and Quintanilla, a little bit behind, which today has experienced problems suspensions " I was not comfortable on the bike, he says, and I also found the dust of Joachim Rodrigues. Nothing serious, tomorrow is another day! "

Upon arrival of the SSB, Pela Renet was cared for a cut at his chin ... In a corner, his Husqvarna swerved and he seriously nicked his chin on the fairing. Despite his injury, he was able to reach the finish and finished 16th in the stage. In general, Toby Price (KTM) is leading the rally with 1'36.16, 1'06 ahead of Benavides (Honda) and 1'34 over Sunderland (KTM). Brabec (Honda) was fourth followed Goncalves (Honda), Walkner (KTM) and Quintanilla (Husqvarna).

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