Another hot day at Pharaons Rally, that left Nile Valley to go through the Libic Desert, in Dakhla oasis that hosted the first bivouac after the nights spent in hotel. Pharaons atmosphere has so begun in earness with a difficult special stage of 362,76 km, faced after a 244 km tranfer and started this morning at 11.
Temperatures over 47 degrees that made the day very difficult with lots of problems concerning dehydration especially for bikers.
Juan Carlos Salvatierra and Nicolas Cardona seem right now to be the only able to play for winning. Today also, The Bolivian riding his Speedbrain, won today also with 14 minutes and the half over the Venezuelan. Third Rafal Sonik that is of course yhe first quad to get the finish line.Behind him Stefano Chiussi and Rafal Eraso.
Tomorrow direction will be North, in order to reach Baharija, the 3000 mummies oasis,where we’ll stay two days before the last stage that will arrive to Giza Pyramids.
Juan Carlos Salvatierra: “It has been the right day to give practice to all the job made with my trainer during the past four years. I’ve found a good rhythm, calm and careful in not making mistakes. I kept concentration in looking all roadmap details. I’ve just had a small fall without consequences.”
Nicolas Cardona: “Navigation today has not been so difficult as the first day, apart from a rocky part where I had some difficulties in finding a waypoint. I’ve tried not to make mistakes like the first day. Weather has played an important role, sand was very soft and air like an air dryer in your face. Moreover, my bike doesn’t run more than 120 km/hour.
Photo: Pep Segalés