Dakar Rally: Competitors travel to Grenada

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:47 IST

Day two of the Dakar Rally saw competitors head south for a long 920 kilometres journey to Granada on an un-timed liaison stage.

Dakar Rally: Competitors travel to Grenada

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Day two of the Dakar Rally saw competitors head south for a long 920 kilometres journey to Granada on an un-timed liaison stage. Competitors made the long trip from Barcelona to Granada on Saturday in preparation for the event's second timed stage on Sunday. That's when competitive action resumes, with a 10 kilometres special in Granada. American driver Robby Gordon, who became the first ever American to win a Dakar stage in a car on Friday, will lead the cars in his Volkswagen after clocking the fastest time over the six kilometres stage in a time of four minutes 20 seconds. Friday's motorcycle category winner David Fretigne will set off last as the two wheel competitors start in reverse order. The final liaison stage on Sunday will see the drivers and riders leave Spain behind as they arrive in Rabat in Morocco via the ferry crossing. KTM rider Denis Comte was forced to withdraw from the motorcycle race on Saturday. The Frenchman had all his official documents, money and credit cards stolen from his service van in Barcelona, which meant he could not continue the event, leaving 229 bikes to battle out for the honours.

Topics : Formula 1
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