Team MAN stage three report

MAN Rally Team getting its groove back in 3d stage Stage 3 Puerto Madryn - Jacobacci Total length: 694 km Liaison: 70km, special: 551km, liaison: 73km Even though it was another tough day for the MAN Rally Team, things were definitely looking...

MAN Rally Team getting its groove back in 3d stage

Stage 3 Puerto Madryn - Jacobacci
Total length: 694 km
Liaison: 70km, special: 551km, liaison: 73km

Even though it was another tough day for the MAN Rally Team, things were definitely looking better than they were during first two days. During this third stage to Jacobacci, team Hans Stacey were fifth to cross the finish line at +00:18:05 min from today's Russian winner Chagin in the Kamaz. Franz Echter came in 8th at + 00:22:10. Geert Verhoeven ended in a 19th position with a +1:12:18 delay.

Today the participants were put to a serious test of no less than 551 km, which was shortened even by the organisation by 65 km. The Patagonian ground is extremely broken, but it was still as fast as it was on the first two days. Navigation did become more important today. This leg, the race was on between Chagin and De Rooy. Team Stacey maintained its position near the top drivers fairly well, and eventually came in 5th.

Hans Stacey: "Due to our problems during the first two days we had to start way down in the back and it is not easy to work your way to the front. Today we have been chasing a Czech for some 30km, and later on we were behind a Kamaz who wouldn't let us through for about 100 km. Then you're really driving at your limit and you hit the curb here and there, which cost us another flat, unfortunately. Thankfully, we are now slightly higher up the field again, so we hope we won't be having these problems tomorrow so much. Speed isn't a problem, we got that nailed."

-credit: man

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Series Dakar
Drivers Hans Stacey , Geert Verhoeven