Trenker Still Strong after Second Leg on 2005 UAE Desert Challenge
Dubai - on 11th of November 2005: Sadafco DHL TT Racing Dubai based moto rider Tim Trenker still strong with his suspension problems after the two special stages second leg of 2005 UAE Desert Challenge.
The 391 km second leg contains 134 km & 209 km special stages, Trenker suffered with his new suspension setting on his bike forced him to drop on the overall standing & lost his marathon category leads after his six minutes time penalty.
Trenker, who won the 2004 Qatar Baja & marathon category on 2004 UAE Desert Challenge said that he would go for top ten finishes on the next three days with no big time difference with other moto riders on front.
Tim Trenker, TT Racing rider sponsored by Sadafco (Saudia Milk) & number one world logistics service company DHL, Mobil & MG Motorsports.
Frenchman Cyril Despres still hold the lead ahead of Spaniard Marc Coma & his country home & teammate David Casteu, UAE's Khaled Khamis was the fastest on the second leg, but with eleven minutes time penalty drop to fourth place, more than four minutes behind the overall leader.
On Cars Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel still on form towards to win, with over 1:30 hours affront of nearest rival, Spaniard Jose Luis Monterde hold second place after the absence of Peterhansel teammate Juan Roma regarding illness before second leg forced him not to start the leg. The Liberty Duo Yehia Belhili & Ahmed Bin Souqat hold third & fourth with their solid performance, and Mark Powell remains fifth.
<pre> 2005 UAE Desert Challenge - Overall Results after Second Leg:
Moto: 1. Cyril Despres (F) KTM 660 Rally 7:40:11 hrs 2. Mark Coma (E) KTM 660 Rally +4:03 min 3. David Casteu (F) KTM 660 Rally +4:29 min 4. Khaled Khamis (UAE) Honda CRF 450X +4:38 min 5. Pal Andres Ullevalseter (N) KTM 660 Rally +16:07 min
14. Tim Trenker (D) KTM 660 Rally Replica +53:47 min
Auto: 1. Stephane Peterhansel, Jean Paul Cottret (F/F) Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution MPR 11+ 7:05:34 hrs 2. Jose Luis Monterde, Tiziano Siviero (E/I) BMW X5 RR +1:31:28 hrs 3. Yehia Belhili, Khaled Al-Kendi (UAE/UAE) Chevrolet Pick Up +1:44:08 hrs 4. Ahmed Bin Souqat, J. Al-Balooshi (UAE/UAE) Chevrolet Pick Up +2:16:56 hrs 5. Mark Powell, Tom Ansell (GB/AUS) Land Rover Defender 110 +2:29:39 hrs