Mikko Hirvonen and Joan Barreda are the leaders of the Low Aragon 2017 in the absence of a stretch still to be won. While the pilot of the Mini will struggle in the day Sunday to secure his first victory in the appointment of teruel, Joan Barreda has everything in his hand to repeat the triumph that is already harvested in 2016. The race has been marked by the good work of the pilots of the X-Raid cars and the fall with the injury of Ivan Cervantes, a serious setback for the pilot of the Himoinsa Racing in their journey of preparation for the Dakar.
‘Orly’ Terranova gave the first blow in the table after scoring the scratch in the stretch matinee of ‘Teruel – Perales Alfambra’. The pilot of the Mini X-Raid stopped the clock in 2:42:08.1, registration, serving to overcome by 17.7 seconds to his teammate Mikko Hirvonen. Third for his part, Nasser Al-Attiyah was. The qatari conceded 36 seconds despite open track. Behind, Nani Roma led a group of riders who were between five and six minutes with the leader. Already in the section of ‘tireless efforts – Teruel’, the dynamic is repeated while Mikko Hirvonen was the fastest rider.
Mikko Hirvonen has a 10.2 seconds advantage over Al-Attiyah, while ‘Orly’ Terranova keeps the fight with 20.3 seconds lost compared to his teammate. Without the performance of the Mini JCW Rally and without the mileage prior to Al-Attiyah, Nani Roma has only managed to finish fourth. The Spanish yields 5:52 minutes fruit of the puncture in the right rear wheel in the section evening. The top 5 is completed by the Polish Aron Domzala. Ruben Grace is the fourteenth, fourth within the National and the height of riders such as Nicolas Fuchs and Fernando Alvarez. Giancarlo Mammoli and Cristina Gutiérrez boast comfortable lideratos in the Dakar Challenge and the Evo Cup.
In the motorcycle category, Joan Barreda has not given any kind of option to his rivals. The Honda pilot has marked the scratch on the two sections of the Saturday and closed the day with , 7 minutes and 38 seconds of advantage over his team-mate Michael Metge. Third is Joan Pedrero with the first of the Sherco, thus saving the honor of the brand, the whole time that Adrien Metge has been one of the riders who abandoned during the stage. With a great performance, David Adrià is the fourth place, while Cristian Spain and Marc Single fight for the fifth position.
A battle that should have been another of the pilots of Himoinsa if luck would not have been elusive. However, Ivan Cervantes suffered a mechanical problem related with the deposit of gasoline that made him lose a lot of time in the stretch of the morning. In his desire to recover part of this time, Cervantes went to the ground with such bad luck to suffer a fracture of the clavicle. For its part, in the category of quads the leadership is for Arnaldo Martins with his Suzuki LTR 450, while among the trucks, the pilot is the strongest it has been Martin Macik.