MOTOBIKES: Nani Roma (KTM) - nÂ°4 "The track was very slow and slippery.It wasn't easy with my heavy twin-cylinder bike. Added to that, there were many cha nges in direction. But it was good to start with and to get u se to ...
Nani Roma (KTM) - n°4
"The track was very slow and slippery.It wasn't easy with my heavy twin-cylinder bike. Added to that, there were many cha nges in direction. But it was good to start with and to get u se to the Road-book."
Richard Sainct (KTM) - n°3
"A nice little special. Very slippery. I had a lot of fun. It 's the last one before the real start."
Cyril Despres (KTM) - n°7
"A very nice special. I was very focused because I was the fi rst rider to take off. It must have rained a lot because ther e were a lot of deep tracks. I can't wait for tomorrow"
Fabrizio Meoni (KTM) - n°1
"There was a lot of dust. I had to overtake a rider and then I stayed behind he following one. I hope my real 'sport' sta rts tomorrow."
Stéphane Peterhansel (Mitsubishi) - n°206
"The special was very short and pleasant. We attacked quite a lot and therefore made mistakes.It was a very slippery special that looks like a WRC special. The serious stuff starts tomorrow."
Jutta Kleinschmidt (Volkswagen) - n°203
"I had a puncture 3kms after the start of the special. I tried to change the wheel but we had problems. I decided to carry on until the end rather than losing 10 minutes. It's my 13th Dakar and it looks to be an unlucky number."
Stéphane Henrard (Volkswagen) - n°215
"A very tricky special. It was the first time I had to get along with my English co-pilot and I did a few mistakes. He told me to go 'straight, right' and I went straight. We'll be a lot better on sand."
Miki Biasion (Mitsubishi) - n°207
"We got a bit lost but it was a very pleasant special. I really enjoyed myself. "
Ari Vatanen (Nissan) - n°204
"It was my first special with a pair of glasses so I have an excuse for the next two specials. Today, it looked like a real WRC special. For the moment, I have no strategy. I drive acording to my feeling. I give everything and that's my main problem."