– Russia’s Vasilyev climbs to second place; Poland’s Przygonski maintains third
– Kazakh Chernenkov builds T2 lead; Pena Campo maintains T3 advantage
Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al-Rajhi extended his overnight lead from 2min 04sec to 7min 42sec in Rally Kazakhstan with the fastest time on the longest selective section of the entire event – a 414.12km loop through the deserts near Senek – on Tuesday.
The Mini John Cooper Works Rally driver and German navigator Timo Gottschalk carded a stage time of 4hrs 00min 45sec to beat the Russian crew of Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov by 1min 46sec. Vasilyev’s consolation was moving up from fourth to second position in the overall standings in his MINI Cooper Countryman.
« It was a good stage but we broke a drive shaft before 60km and we tried to continue to the finish,