San Rafael – San Juan.
Due to the severe weather of the last few days – rain has flushed away some soil – the special section this stage should have been shortened. But as the weather got better the special was finished as originally planned, 245 km.
Tricky and narrow tracks, up to 3000 m height – great scenery! Some fast stony parts, also on food beds, and feshy at the end.
Stage time 4:42:17 (var +1:43:25), pos 80.
Total 74th, 3rd in SSV class!
Our strategy was the old “rabbit vs turtle” – it worked well! Our team Turtle finished slow but safe, no problems. And hooray – no flat tyres! (Peterhansel had 6!)
VIDEO by Marie Hessel (swedish)
Annie tells about stage 3: super “turtle strategy”, mission completed.
Bad news, Pål Anders Ullevålseter, bike #20, must abandon the rally due to engine problems.