Morocco/Stage1: Elisabete Jacinto in second among trucks

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The portuguese driver Elisabete Jacinto finished today the first stage of the Rallye Oilibya du Maroc in second place among the trucks and fourth place in the Open category. This journey, held between Fez and Erfoud, although winding and quite complex due to the numerous mountain passes, didn’t present any type of difficulty to the Bio-Ritmo® team that took 4h49m22s to finish the selective sector of 367.18 timed kilometers.


On a day when Frederico Villagra’s truck team won the Open class, the Portuguese driver was pleased about the result: « although it was a very tiring special because we had to leave the hotel very early, everything went well. We managed to fulfill the selective sector with a good rhythm and we didn’t have any problems, which is quite positive. We are tired, but satisfied because we have made a good stage »said Elisabete Jacinto.

The second stage of the Rallye Oilibya du Maroc 2017 is disputed between Erfoud and the Erg Chebi and will have a total of 354,45 timed kilometers. The magnificent landscapes of the Moroccan desert will accompany the competitors in a stage that will be particularly arid. Crossings of sandy oueds, small dunes and sand tracks will be part of the day.