Marc Coma yields a position in the overall
MRW driver is second in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge after the second stage, just 20 seconds behind the overall
The second stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, of 434 kilometers of them timed--283, has been considered the first test of the rally, played almost entirely in the dunes of the Arab Emirate. Eat, opening track after his victory yesterday, remains just 20 seconds back of race, occupied by Joan Barreda. MRW driver has seen rivals who left after he reached into the sea of dunes and completed the eleventh stage, 11 minutes and 11 seconds of the day's winner, Ruben Faria.
Opening track, Coma has found that the wind in recent days has affected and changed the profile of the dunes, leaving very sharp ridges that forced the precautionary step and complete every mile a little slower than usual. However, the pilot has completed MRW stage in 4 hours, 20 minutes and 14 seconds, satisfied with the pace shown and happy to have finally solved the small problems of gasoline suffered yesterday.
The third stage of 426 kilometers, will start tomorrow with a link of 59 km, followed by a first special stage of 168, a brief neutralization of 9 km and the second part of the special, other 178.