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ROMA MAKES FLYING START AS SUPER STAGE LAUNCHES ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE

Dubai, UAE, 5 April, 2014:  Defending drivers’ champion Nani Roma of Spain powered his Mini to the fastest time on the super special spectator stage which launched the 2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge today, while fellow-countryman Joan Barreda Bort topped the bikes category on his Honda.

 Nani Roma of Spain has set the fastest time for cars in the super special spectator stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.

 

Super special spectator stage provisional results:

Cars:

1.      Nani Roma / Michel Perin (ESP / FRA) MINI All 4 Racing T1                    2:05.49

2.      Reinaldo Varela / Gustavo Gugelmin (BRA / BRA) Toyota Hilux  T1         2:05.51

3.      Marek Dabrowski / Jacek Czachor (POL / POL) Toyota Hilux T1                2:06.02           

4.      Vladimir Vailyev / K.Zhilstov (RUS /RUS) MINI All 4 Racing  T2             2:08.13

5.      Erik Van Loon / Wouter Rosegaar (NED / NED) MINI All 4 Racing T2     2:08.22

6.      Adam Malysz  / Rafal Marton (POL / POL) Toyota Hilux T1                       2:08.61

7.      Bauyrzhan Issabayev / V.Demyanenko (KAZ/ RUS) Toyota Hilux T1        2:13.58

8.      Miroslav Zapletal / Maciej Marton (CZE / POL) Hummer H3 T1                 2:14.17

9.      Aidyn Rakhimbayev / A.Nikolaev (KAZ / RUS) MINI All 4 Racing T2    2:14.42  

10.  Yuriy Sazonov / Arslan Sakhimov (KAZ / KAZ) Hummer H3 Evo T1        2:15.39

 

 Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the ATCUAE President and FIA Vice President with starters ahead of today’s super special spectator stage at Yas Island.

 

Bikes

1.      Joan Barreda Bort (SPA) Honda 450 CRF Rally       2:04:08

2.      Sam Sunderland (GBR) KTM 450 Rally Replica      2:05.90

3.      Marc Coma (SPA) KTM 450 Rally Replica               2:06.36

4.      Jordi Viladoms (SPA) KTM 450 Rally Replica         2:06.84

5.      Paulo Goncalves (POR) Honda 450 CRF Rally         2:06.96

6.      Helder Rodrigues  (POR) Honda CRF 450               2:08.24

7.      Jakub Przygonski (POL) KTM 450 Rally Replica      2:10.86

8.      Matyas Somfai (HUN) E-ATV 690 RR                     2:14.56

9.      Aleksei Nikishkin (RUS) Honda 450 CRF X                        2:14.60

10.  Mohammed Abu Issa (QAT) Yamaha 700 Raptor     2:16.26