Thierry Magnaldi and Francois Borsotto left this morning, eager to take some time back in the dunes, and the trucks took the start before them.
“We took the start at 9:10 am for a 433 km stage, tells Thierry. I am quite happy to have passed them all with the 2WD because it is an incredible racing machine and I am having fun on it. Unfortunately, Francois and I, we´ve spent some time apart from the races, so it will take a bit to make automatic. I wanted to take over a truck at the dunes´ skirts and I stalled and lost 5 minutes… then, the track was quite tricky broken and dusty, so I could not get too close to the truck to launch my Sentinel. So, I had to wait until the great lake to be able to take him over. Our satisfaction is still great as we are taking the second place in the standings, behind Vasilyev.
The good news is that it is less cold. We spent two nights at -2, -3 Celsius!"