Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Stage 2: Teruel – Teruel
Special 1: 116 km – Special 2: 217 km – Total: 333 km
The first stage of Baja Aragon was quite difficult for the three crews of the Xtremeplus Polaris Factory Team that dealt with several punctures, and Jes Munk broke the transmission housing due to a driving mistake.
Saturday night, there was some action in the team Xtremeplus after Jes Munk arrived pulled by Marco Piana. After many inactive hours, the mechanics put their sleeves up with all of their passion to work on the RZR 1000XT30, and get it ready and set for the start the next day.
The second stage of Baja Aragon had the exact same configuration of the first: two special stages and the same amount of kilometers, but in a terrain broken by the passage of trucks that created holes in the fesh-fesh.
After three days of the race, the Xtremeplus Polaris team takes out a positive outcome. The three crews stand on the podium, including the new machine. The RZR 100XT30 wins its class on his first time out on a race!
Jes Munk/Sebastien Delaunay N°54 – 33th and 1st in T3, 12h58’27 (overall ranking): “Yesterday, in the second special, I was going well for 100 km, and then I passed a turn straight and in reverse, mad, I did not look behind us and I hit something that broke the back chain, which broke a transmission housing. It´s my fault, the machine worked so well. The mechanics worked late at night to make the RZR as new and I thank them for the excellent work.
This morning, I took off with a new gear box, shorter, which fits me better. Than the second special I had only one puncture at a place where I was obligated to run on a gully full of stones. None of the belts were broken today. I think I started to understand how to steer the car, I go faster and I do not drive like I do on the bike! The Polaris RZR 1000TX30 is a fantastic toy and I am glad for Xtremeplus to have won the T3 class!”
Daniel Viard/Alain Multinu N°65 – 35th and 2nd T3 13h57’12 (overall ranking): “There are always so many stones, but today, they were hidden in the fesh-fesh. This morning I went like if I was trekking, and I still managed to get a puncture.
This afternoon, I had one puncture but with no suffering this time, and I really enjoyed. I discovered the Baja, a race that is part of the FIA World Cup, and it is another dimension from what I know. With that said, I would have liked to have another day. The Polaris RZR 900XT40 is a truly racing machine, and I thank everyone in the team for their work accomplished in these three days.”
Marco Piana/Steven Griener N°57 – 37th and 3rd T3 14h30’44: “I am very happy that this weekend in the Baja, the three cars made it to the finish line. We intended to test the RZR 1000XT30 and it went very well. I am also happy of the performance of Daniel Viard, who raced in a Baja FIA for the very first time, and with us! Perfect race, and thanks everybody!”