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Sergey Karjakin took the second victory on Rally of Morocco (Rallye du Maroc) 2018: results


Having finished the 2nd on the last special site in Fes, Sergey Karjakin ensured to the crew a victory in the world cup-final on a rally cross-country - Rally of Morocco.

of МОТОГОНКИ.РУ, on October 10, 2018 - on October 4 came for start of a final stage of a world series 250 crews. The race took a detour across the Northern Sahara - through Erfud, and then returned to Fes, having taken place nearly 2000 km on sands. More than a half of a way this year made special sites (1255 km).

Crew of residents of Yekaterinburg Sergey Karjakin and Anton Vlasyuk (SSV MaverickX3) repeated success of 2017, having won a race with solid advantage over rivals.

the Key moment of Rally of Morocco this year became a marathon stage where it was impossible to allow mistakes in piloting, to protect the equipment and to try not to miss in navigation. Last year's experience helped Karjakin to avoid mistakes. To the middle of a race Sergey competed to the greatest rally racer Stefan Petransel who won 13 rallies marathons Dakar. But at the 4th stage Karjakin broke away.

In this marathon the SnagRacing team acted as two crews. To the 4th stage Alexander Dorosinsky and Oleg Uperenko's crew kept in the leading group, but then because of problems with drives, the second crew was forced to pass a stage and, having received several penal hours, finished Rally of Morocco on the 14th place.

Sergey Karjakin and the SnagRacing team goes to Dakar-2019 the doubled structure, as to Morocco. So this race was serious test for all collective and also test of new command tactics which SnagRacing is going to use also on Dakar.

Sergey Karjakin: "I am very glad to that as there was this race. This year we managed to overtake very strong crews. Especially It should be noted crews of South Racing and the skilled repeated winner of Dakar Stefan Petransel. We have with Anton tactics - never to begin quickly and to achieve of speed on the distance course. This year speeds grew in comparison with the past by 20-30%. We very often went in the speed limiter. In many respects thanks to our tactics we again at the top step of a podium as our rivals trying to overtake us reached on a limit and made mistakes. We had no serious mistakes and breakages, however the last 150 kilometers of the marathon site went without spare wheel - as before punched already two".

took the Second place on Rally of Morocco with lag of 29 minutes 21 seconds Gerard Farres / Dani Oliveras's Spanish crew. The three was closed by Morais/Megre's Portuguese. All TOP-3 was occupied by utilitarnik of Can Am Maverick X3.

In category BIKES the victory was won by Toby Price from KTM Factory Racing, he became the new world champion.

Start of Dakar-2019 will take place on January 6 in the capital of Peru, the city of Lima and finishes in the same place on January 17.

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