Silk Way Rally Stage 4: The battle for the 4th place begins
Juli 11, 2012 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar
Even ones more the weather took the leadership of the organisation of the Silk Way Rally. The organiser announced that the race will cross its finish line tomorrow in Maykop, and as respect to the victims of the floods in the Krasnodar Region the organsers had set up a fund to donate money to the victims.
The todays stage was modified also and the finish line was placed at the former CP2 of the stage. Matthias Kahle and Thomas Schünemann did the section in hard fighting with the SMG Buggy of Errandonea. While the sandy battle with the buggy continues, the HS RallyeTeam tooks more and more time from the advantage of Miroslav Zapletal, who stays on the 4th place overall. After the day a gap of only one second remains between the Czech Hummer and the German SAM. After the finish Matthias Kahle said in an Interview:
„We didn’t expect such a result…The car was brand new, the engine was brand new and the main thing was for to test the car and test all the parts to see the finish BUT Its very tight, so I think we’ll push and try to get 4th place „.
So it would be a very hard day of 423 kms stage tomorrow. Physical for the crews and even dramatical for the team – while waiting for the competitors arriving at the finish line of the Silk Way Rally.