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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Al qasimi overcame two spins during monte lerno stage

mads ostberg in action during the second day of the rally italia. — supplied photo

citroen total abu dhabi world rally team driver shaikh khalid al qasimi overcame two spins during his first pass over the treacherous 59.13km monte lerno stage to finish rally italia sardegna day two in ninth place overall (provisionally).

meanwhile lead driver mads ostberg capitalised on problems for volkswagen duo jari-matti latvala and andreas mikkelsen to go up second overall one minute 40.2 seconds behind new leader sebastien ogier also of volkswagen.

ostberg had earlier held on tenaciously to third place despite intense pressure from mikkelsen but the volkswagen driver lost considerable time on ss12.

tackling the sixth round of the fia world rally championship with co-driver chris patterson shaikh khalid began the day in 10th place that position at the end of the morning’s two special stages.

shaikh khalid though lost some precious seconds on his first pass of the 59.13km monte lerno stage the longest competitive section of the wrc this season after spinning twice one of which was close to a steep drop.

the abu dhabi driver said: “it was a harday especially with monte lerno. i enjoyed it but the stage was very technical with some high speed sections. i spun twice near the end of the stage and damaged the rear of the car a little. the technicians fixed the problem during the service break though.”

shaikh khalid returned for the second pass of the morning’s two stages and was immediately on the pace completing the 12th special in 10th overall and ninth among the wrc contenders.

and on the second pass over the monster monte lerno stage shaikh khalid went one better finishing 9th overall (provisionally).

shaikh khalid added: “i felt better in the second half of the day. the technical crew did a good job on my car setup and i really enjoyed the second pass over monte lerno although it was a very challenging stage.”

citroen’s second driver kris meeke who was forced to retire on the first day due to an electrical fault with his ds3 returned yesterday under rally 2 rules but finished the day in 16th overall.

the drivers were set to tackle a total competitive distance of 46.84km over four stages in two sections which includes the concluding 8.96km power stage.

the top three in the power stage will be awarded three two and one point respectively.


Khaleej Times

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