Press Release 6_2018
World Cup leader T3 Peña Campos won the best time for Xtreme+ in this third stage of the Rallye du Maroc with a few minutes ahead of teammate Gonzalez. Tenth place for Garza Rios in the reserved “marathon” for the SSV.
Erfoud, Morocco (October 7th) – Dunes and sand as far as the eye can see for this third day of the Rallye du Maroc that saw the crews at the start engaged in a selective sector of 329 km for cars and 281 for crews in the SSV/motorbike/quad category. Today’s special has been characterized by a mélange of fast tracks with crossings of sandy stretches and a lot of navigation.
Current leader of T3 World Cup José Luis Peña Campos, sailed by Rafael Tornabell Cordoba, made the best time in this difficult stage Erfoud/Erfoud: the Spanish driver has faced the special ending in 5h08’23» with a few minutes advantage over teammate Vincent Gonzalez (both on Polaris RZR 1000) that, thanks to the result obtained, is currently sixteenth in the absolute provisional with a total time of 13h56’57». Peña Campos is 17th with a gap of just over half an hour from the French driver of the Polaris #362.
Some mechanical problems, unfortunately, for the British Graham Knight and David Watson late at the finish line of this third day of the Rallye du Maroc: their Polaris RZR 1000 #363 reached the bivouac only in the evening. At the finish in 6h45’13» the Toyota KDJ120 of Marco Piana and Steven Griener, in the 22nd place of the provisional general: the #365 crew led by the team manager of Xtreme+ is in the race as fast assistance for the other crews of the French racing team.
Good manche for Santiago Creel Garza Rios, paired with the co-driver Szymon Gospodarczyk, among the ranks of the SSV category with the colors of Xtreme+: the Mexican-Polish crew, protagonist of today’s marathon stage (reserved for SSV/moto/quad) has cut the finish in 7h16’32» conquering the tenth position. The provisional overall ranking now sees him at the 12th place with a total time of 24h14’27 «.
Fourth stage with return in the direction of Erfoud for Monday October 8th: the penultimate round of this edition of the rally still provides much navigation, sand and dune crossings in various sections of the selective sector of 342 km (294 for the SSV) to which are added 23 km of liaison for cars and 7 for SSV.
Press Office Team Xtreme Plus Sonja Vietto Ramus – email@example.com