There may not be a better way of bouncing back from a difficult day of rally racing than by winning the very next stage!
That’s precisely what Daniel Sanders has done on the penultimate leg of the Rally Du Maroc.
Picking up his pace throughout the incredibly technical special.Sanders delivered what is undoubtedly his best ride of the event so far and now lies third in the overall provisional classification.
- Sanders storms to the top of the stage four timesheets
- Aussie racer back to his best on the penultimate special
- One day of racing now separates Daniel from the finish line
Daniel Sanders: “I got the win, which is sick! Today I didn’t make any significant mistakes, and with the tricky navigation, you had to focus. I went offline a few times but what was encouraging for me was that I got back on track quickly.
The stage had a bit of everything today, which added to the challenge, and it seemed like every 20 minutes, we were into something different, whether it was sand, hardpack roads, or rocky sections.
I’m now in a pretty good position overall, and tomorrow I’ll lead out, so I’m excited about the challenge and hope to end this rally with a strong result.”
With the fourth day of the Rallye Du Maroc serving up another technical stage with tricky navigation, Sanders kept his mistakes to an absolute minimum, focused on his roadbook, and when the stage win was on the cards, got on the gas to secure his victory!
Now faced with being the first rider to start the final day of racing, the Aussie is up for the challenge and excited about the prospect of completing another round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship with a solid overall finish.
The fifth and final stage offers no respite for any remaining racers with the scheduled 291-kilometre particular set to guarantee another long day in the saddle.
With Sanders now locked in a close battle for the final step on the overall podium with Ricky Brabec, we’re fully expecting this one to go down to the wire.
Results (provisional): Rallye du Maroc 2021, stage 4
- 1. Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) 3:50:34
- 2. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 3:51:10
- 3. Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) 3:53:29
Overall Provisional Classification (after stage 4)
- 1. Matthias Walkner (KTM) 14:47:02
- 2. Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) 14:47:39
- 3. Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) 14:52:48