Dakar: Gauloises stage two report

After the super special on the beach of Castelldefels on the outskirts of Barcelona with the wins of David Frétigné and Robby Gordon, the competitors face a very long day on the roads of Spain. No racing or navigational difficulties today but ...

After the super special on the beach of Castelldefels on the outskirts of Barcelona with the wins of David Frétigné and Robby Gordon, the competitors face a very long day on the roads of Spain. No racing or navigational difficulties today but hours behind the steering wheel or handle bars of their vehicles.

The day will however start with a podium presentation of every single competitor situated "Plaça de Espanya". A good opportunity to bid farewell to friends and family and receive a warm cheer from the Catalan fans. Once off the podium, the Dakar caravan will hit the road to Granada for a 920km journey, almost exclusively via motorway, with a stopover in Castellon for a check point and a well-deserved lunch break. For the third consecutive time, the competitors will 'shortly' discover Castellon although this time, unlike the two previous editions, no beach special is planned.

A good two thirds of the liaison will still have to be covered in the afternoon before the first vehicles make it on the Southern point of Spain in Granada.

Although no changes in the overall are obviously possible, the day should prove to be tiring for both man and machine.

-gauloises-

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Series Dakar
Drivers Robby Gordon , David Fretigne