Ceci on the highest Pyramid
PAOLO CECI AT THE FINISHING POST OF THE SEVENTH PHARAONS RALLY STAGE IS ABSOLUTE FOURTH AND GREAT WINNER OF 450. IN THE TODAY'S STAGE FRANCISCO LOPEZ IS SECOND WITH 46 SECONDS. WITHOUT THE DRAWBACK HAD DURING THE THIRD LEG HE COULD SURELY FIGHT FOR THE VICTORY. GREAT TRIAL FOR APRILIA RXV 450, THAT SHOWED THAT CAN FIGHT WITH THE BIG KTM 690. FOUR MOTORBIKES OUT OF FIVE ON THE FINISHING POST WITH THE ONLY RETIREMENT OF ZANOTTI, WHO HAD AN ACCIDENT.
CAIRO -- Paolo Ceci tried it all this morning to reach again the third absolute position during this seventh and final Pharaons Rally 2009 stage. He started back the direct opponent Przygonski and at the Baharija Oasis exit tried a cut to gain ground, but he finished in a disconnected zone that braked him. After refuelling, when he understands that was too late to reach the polish, made his round, ended on a seventh position. He arrived absolute fourth on the finishing post situated in front of Giza's Pyramids, but above all he deservedly won class 450, replacing his team mate Alex Zanotti, who wons last year on the debut of Aprilia 450 Africa.
Another great trial today for Chaleco Lopez. The crazy chilean had fun taming the bicylindric small Aprilia and also today sparkled getting the second absolute place, at a few seconds from Manca. In the Overall he ended eighth, but Chaleco runs a great round with two winned stages. Without the electric problem had during the third leg, where he loose more than two hours and a half, Lopez could surely fight for the final victory.
Daniele Carmignani and Gaetano De Filippo, the two attended by the Team, closed respectively on 16 and 17 place are four the Aprilias on the finishing post, out of the five that one week ago started from Giza. The only retirement was the one of Zanotti, that suffered an accident during the fourth stage.
For Filippo Assirelli's Team has been a great Pharaons and an important step that will define, during the next weeks, tha participation at the next Dakar.