Al-Attiyah and Schareina, leaders at the end of the first period and Sordo was shining


The first day of Baja Spain Aragon Trophy AVATEL left us with two clear dominators in the categories of cars and motorcycles. Nasser Al-Attiyah (cars) and Tosha Schareina (motorcycles) was the great dominator throughout the 402 timed kilometers this Saturday.

The Qatari set the pace from the morning, dominating the first special, which was 180 km. Nasser Al-Attiyah was fastest at all intermediate points of the course and took the lead

Yazeed Al Rajhi at 2’01” at the end of the special. Third position went to Brazilian Lucas Moraes with Toyota Hilux, but was already 3’50” behind the leader.

In the afternoon, Nasser extended his dominance at the end of the second stage, overtaking AlRajhi in the municipality of Celadas and after starting with a difference of two minutes. The Toyota driver reached the end of the stage with a lead of 3’35” over his rival, gaining a significant lead of more than five minutes for the final and decisive day on Sunday.

Nasser Al-Attiyah, stage winner

“It was a good day for us and I’m pretty happy to win the morning and afternoon stages and have a five-minute lead and it’s incredible.

for tomorrow because we have with us the new car that we launched here in Baja España and it’s fine, we’re learning new things about it for the next races and we’re really happy with its performance”.

After Yazeed Al-Rajhi, this Baja España Aragón general classification puts Brazilian Lucas Moraes in third position and just 7” from second place heading into Sunday’s final and decisive stage.

Grand premiere of Sordo

Another of the afternoon’s names in the Baja España Aragón AVATEL Trophy is Dani Sordo, World Rally Championship (WRC) driver, this time at the controls of a T3 light vehicle. The Spaniard finished fourth in the overall scratch standings and made his debut with a test victory inside T3 (SSV) after a fantastic performance in the longest special weekend.

Deaf leading, was imposed on Pedro Carvalho and Cristina Gutiérrez.

In T4, Brazilian Cristiano de Sousa, with CAN-AM Maverick, was fastest on the day.

Within the Spanish Dirt Rally Championship, the first day of competition ended with Dani Sordo winning the second part of the day ahead of Luis Recuenco and Daniel Alonso.

The Asturian driver is the new leader with 1’43” over Luis Recuenco and in the general classification he is already ahead of the Mini driver by more than three minutes.

Schareina, the fastest of motorcycles

Tosha Schareina has been the great opponent of the day on motorcycles, achieving his first partial victory in this test in the morning and repeating the result in the afternoon. The gas gas pilot

He came out stronger from the first stage and after beating Lorenzo Santolino in the last section by 2’30”, the lead for tomorrow increased to 4’10” on the Sherco rider.

Tosha Schareina, winner of motorcycles

“I am very happy to have won my first stage in Baja España Aragón. In the morning I caught up with Rui Gonçalves even though I had a lot of dust. In the afternoon, despite the heat, I felt more comfortable. Tomorrow we have to try to control the advantage and not take too many risks, but not relax because they are pressing hard”.

In the Quads, Alexandre Giroud emerged as the leader of Baja España Aragón as the Trail and Truck categories faced the final kilometers of this day of competition.

Source: La Verdad


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