The team OLEOBAN®/ MAN Portugal added, today, one more victory in the Rallye Oilibya du Maroc 2013. The Portuguese team was the fastest among trucks having completed the third stage, which crossed the dunes of Erg Cheggaga, in 1h08m06s.
With this result the pilot Elisabete Jacinto increased the difference to the second truck and she is, at this moment, at the command with a difference of 1 hour and 26 minutes on the Dutchman Kees Koolen, from the GINAF Rally Service official team.
The Portuguese team formed by Elisabete Jacinto, José Marques and Marco Cochinho rises four positions in the classification auto/truck and occupies the 22nd place overall: “although the stage was very hard, because it crossed the dunes of Erg Cheggaga , everything went well. We did the whole journey without stopping and without getting buried in the sand. The dunes were very difficult and required a lot of work, both in driving and navigation. I think our overall position could be a little better if the organization had not limited the speed of trucks to 140 km/h. But anyway we are happy” said Elisabete Jacinto.
Tomorrow is fulfilled the fourth stage of the Rallye Oilibya du Maroc 2013. The selective sector of 295 kilometers will be one of the longest of all the competition. At this stage the caravan enters the region of Erfoud and a good navigation will make a difference in the final results.