La Serena-Santiago, Special 238 km
Stage pos 51, 03:54:52 (+00:44:09, pen 6min). Total 50.
Early start and very cold morning. First time i felt tired in the moring.
Today’s stage was very winding on smooth tracks and very technical.
This stage was the kind I usually really enjoy, narrow mountain roads, tricky and curvy, variety in speeding and breaking, where technical skills are crucial – that’s exciting and fun!
Photo above by Maindru
Unfortunately my right hand is still useless, which means handling gas/brake in tight switch back corners is difficult. My hand cramped after only a few km. It felt numb, tingeling fingers. Had to slow down and shake it to wake… Still passed many bikes and quads, until I got stuck behind one quad for 150km – aaarrrghhh!
Anyway I’m happy with the result considering all shit in the past days. One more day is completed.
In Dakar you never know… until the finish in Buenos Aires – who actually made it and who didn’t.
Annie la Diva de Rally “resting the injured hand” …
… at the daily task, marking the roadbook: modifications, warnings, speedzones etc. Very important!
I am so glad to hear that Luca Manca has woken up, he had got a severe head injurie the other day. He knows he had an accident in the race. That he is regaining conciousness so good news!