Rallye dos Sertoes penultimate notes

Yesterday was the Sertoes International Rally's penultimate stage. Accident between Touaregs marked yesterday special The Sertoes International Rally day before the last, this Thursday 2nd, brought back to the leadership the pair Carlos ...

Yesterday was the Sertoes International Rally's penultimate stage.

Accident between Touaregs marked yesterday special

The Sertoes International Rally day before the last, this Thursday 2nd, brought back to the leadership the pair Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra, but a little incident helped the Spanish in the Race Touareg 2 to open an advantage of little more than four minutes. A navigation error caused a small collision between Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk and Mauricio Neves/Eduardo Bampi -- both competing with the same Volkswagen prototype.

According to the Brazilian pair press office, Neves blamed a navigation mistake as the cause of the incident. "Nasser missed an entrance, and so did us. Then we stopped to back up, but before we could start, Nasser was coming and we ended up colliding. It was a shock, but even thoug, we managed to go on and accomplish the mission of placing the three Touaregs in the first places of the day", told Mauricio.

But the pilot didn't bother. "These are rally things", he said. "I was driven to the mistake by Nasser's mistake, and we hit. No one is to blame, and the cars showed how strong they are, and well built. Even though, I placed third and climbed to 3rd in the Grand Total. Tomorrow is the last day, and my goal is to arrive in Natal with the Touareg fleet again in the first three places. This is our mission", completed the competitor.

Today (3rd), Sertoes International Rally has it's last competition day, and the champion of 2009 edition will be known: the favorites, due to their large advantage in the Grand Total time, are Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk ou Carlos Sainz/ Lucas Cruz Senra.

Coming up tomorrow LAST STAGE

-credit: sertoes.com

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Series Cross-Country Rally
Drivers Carlos Sainz , Nasser Al-Attiyah , Timo Gottschalk , Lucas Cruz Senra , Maurício Neves , Lucas Cruz