Trenker Up to Top Five after Second Leg & Leading Marathon Category
DHL TT Racing German rider Tim Trenker shows his talented performance to clinch sixth position on second leg on UAE Desert Challenge rally raid. Trenker starts the day from ninth position to catch UAE based Briton Sean Linton early on stage, then went to fight to more with Steven Blackney before moves up to fifth position after retirement of rally leader Spaniard Marc Coma, with problems hits McBride & Polish Jacek Czachor and retirement of Slovenian rider Miran Stanovnik, who crash heavily after CP3, let DHL TT Racing rider climb sixth position on overall standing and leading Marathon category for standard bikes.
Stage victory went to polish rider Marek Dabrowski, with four times Baja Spain winner and new Desert Challenge overall leader Spaniard Isidre Esteve Pujol finish second ahead of UAE based Briton Steven Blackney. 2004 world championship leader Norwegian Pal Andres Ullevalseter finish second leg on fourth position, with DHL TT Racing rider Tim Trenker finish fifth to clinch his best ever overall standing position on rally raid.
"I think that's longest stage we've had but it was good break - in to the event. I took it relatively easy because the rally is long and the key is not to make mistakes this early. I am so happy also no pressure to clinch such a good position" DHL TT Racing Tim Trenker after the second leg.
Tim Trenker, TT Racing rider sponsored by number one courier service company DHL, with co-sponsored by Mobil, MGMotorsports.
Cars category winner was Mitsubishi driver Japanese driver Hiroshi Masouka, who finish just 18 seconds ahead of new rally leader Belgium Gregoire De Mevius, Four time WRC champion Finish driver Juha Kankkunen finish third to clinch third place after mechanical trouble hits 1995 WRC champion Scotsman Colin McRae and VW works German lady Jutta Kleinschmidt.
Wednesday third leg goes for 392.70 Km on Al-Ghiathi, with 308.30 Km special stage.