Riwald Team press release
Ten Brinke loses time; Wevers moves up!
Today, there was a longer test on the agenda: a connection route of 487 km and a trial of 290 km of the cars and 295 for the trucks.
Bernhard had bad luck today, he drove a flat tire and when they used the airjack, they got him down no longer. It has lasted almost an hour to get this working again.
Obviously very bad news, especially because he ended on a 8th position yesterday.
On the other hand, Erik did excellent, he had no burden of setbacks, found the route good, also in terms of surface. There was everything in it: dunes, gravel and pieces where they could speed up.
Gert also had a bit of bad luck today: he and Eugenié got stuck on a dune just before the finish. They lost 15 minutes and that also meant a reduction of a beautiful 16-e position where they were in at that time.
Tomorrow, the third stage on the program: a trial of 208 km and a connection route of 501 km.