Silk Road: Peterhansel and van den brink set the pace, Shibalov – fourth

«Шелковый Путь»: Петерансель и ван ден Бринк задают темп, Шибалов – четвертый

Today, 9 July, completed the second stage of the rally-RAID “silk road”. Caravan participants left from Cheboksary to Ufa and overcame 157 miles on a rather narrow and technical roads.

In the category of jeeps Stephane Peterhansel won the special stage. Sebastien Loeb overtook teammate, but lost a minute on the last 30 kilometers, losing the lead in the overall standings. With the third stage completed despres.

X-Raid MINI consistently inferior to the speed of the Peugeot crews, and eventually Bryce Menzies, who became the fourth, lost the leaders of almost nine minutes, while Yazeed al-Rajhi stopped 30 km before the finish. After some time, he continued, but lost a lot of time.

The fifth was the Han Wei is the most decorated Chinese rally driver, who plays the buggy Geely SMG. Sixth position on the stage, Christian Lawley of Baicmotor factory Racing Team.

In the overall standings is now the leader Stephane Peterhansel. He 1.19 ahead of Sebastien Loeb and 3.32 – despres. Bryce Menzies kept the fourth, but inferior to the leaders already 12 minutes, and closes the top 5 of the standings Han Wei.

«Шелковый Путь»: Петерансель и ван ден Бринк задают темп, Шибалов – четвертый

In the trucks after the first stage the leader has changed. Opening track Martin Kolomý was going at a good pace up until the third checkpoint (118 of 157 kilometers). In the interval before CP3 Cech has lost over six minutes and dropped down in classification.

Meanwhile, the pace began to ask Sergei Vyazovich. On the eve of the Belarusian showed a high speed and failed to win a stage with a small navigation mistakes, so in the second stage progresses in the lead, ahead of all, at least for two minutes. But then MAZ truck stopped… the man appeared at the finish only an hour later.

Eduard Nikolaev lost 15 minutes at the beginning of Sunday’s stage, and the rate of Ayrat Mardeev, fell on the last two segments – first he fought in the first three, but eventually finished with the sixth time.

The best time eventually left for Martin van den Brink, the second was Gerard de Rooy, while third place was taken by Arthur ardavichus.

The best representative of the “KAMAZ-master” at this time was Anton Shibalov, which showed a fourth time. Dmitry Sotnikov, who rides in the new truck of KAMAZ, the second phase showed the fifth time. Ayrat Mardeev classified sixth, Martin Kolomý is the seventh.

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Source translated by Яндекс.Переводчик

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