Stage 3 | Smara - Assa
Top speed 165 km/h!
Nicolas:”165 km/h top speed. And…..3 falls in the rocks.”
When the helicopter with the camera flies 30 meters over your head for a few minutes, you know that you have an exceptional moment. It does not matter to see you in the video, the helicopter that follows you is just magic.
Not as magic as the helicopter was my three crashes. The first one was in the morning, difficult to see in the dust and against the light. No chance to see all the rocks on the tracks. The other two were at the end of the day in very complicated areas with lots of rocks.
As for navigation, there were two or three complicated sections, good for me, I lost just a little time compared to the other competitors. That brings me forward to the 21th place in general, 19th today. I can be satisfied on that side.
Not very satisfied with the first part but after the refueling I released the big attack and reassembled a dozen competitors, with a top speed of 165km/h (103mph).
Tonight appointment with the doctor to straighten the guy and be in the best possible conditions for tomorrow's stage.
Rally Guide 2019 - MOROCCO DESERT CHALLENGE
Some other impressions of the bivouac today. And a damaged bed.