After this first long stage of the 11th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE, some competitors arrived very late. Therefore, repairs and maintenance went on a good part of the night.
On today’s stage, the 430 kilometres will be very challenging for many of the competitors.
Leaving 2 minutes after the YAMAHA of Alessandro BOTTURI, Pal Anders ULLEVALSETER was able to catch up on his time difference with the Italian in only 80 km. From then onwards, the Norwegian and his KTM stayed close to the general ranking leader until the arrival at the bivouac, a few kilometres from Foum Zguid.
The triple AFRICA ECO RACE winner took back 1’40’’ general and underlines the speed of this competitor on track. We had to wait until 27’21’’ to see the 3rd moto arrive, the HONDA of Italian pilot Simone AGAZZI, happy of his performance which gets him onto the podium, for now. Following in 4th place at 44’09’’, Martin BENKO, 3rd of the 2018 edition. The Slovenian is ahead of Felix JENSEN, student, co-competitor and compatriot of ULLEVALSETER who continues to progress. Solid performance also by French driver Philippe CAVELIUS who, without a GPS issue would have been in the top 5.