The second special stage put a test to driving skills of all competitors. The first sandy part of the stage was African-like so the Raid Adventure Team crew of Juraj Ulrich and Danka Ulrichová could use experience gained in many African rallies. Many competitors were struck by technical issues, Raid Adventure Team was no exception. Due to low quality gas the fuel filter was choked. Despite the problems Juraj and Danka finished the second stage on 33rd position, 1h 48m behind stage winners Christian Lavieille and Jean Michel Polato. In provisional general standings they are placed 30th and are attacking Top 5 of T2-group classification.
During the night everyone in bivouac is trying to get vehicles ready for the third 488 km long third stage. The organizer appeals on competitors to take enough water supplies as forecast predicts extremely hot weather.
Special release, 10.7.2012
The start of the 3rd Special Volgograd-Elista is delated to 1pm because of adverse weather. The fear of extreme heat turned false as strong rainfall destroyed the first part of the track. Together with others the Raid Adventure Team crew will move to the km 212,87 of the special stage where the race will start for a 275 km long special.