Joan Pedrero has won the toughest stage of the rally that is being held in the
province of Granada. 320 km with two very long specials and that has meant the
distancing of the top positions. The riders have honored Alberto Martínez.
- All participants have honored Alberto Martínez
- Pedrero distances himself in general
- Stage five tomorrow will end the rally in Guadix Cathedral
The day began cold and sad due to the terrible news of the tragic death of the racer
Alberto Martínez yesterday. However, the Hispania Rally caravan made a tribute to
the Basque rider during yesterday’s briefing and all the participants have carried a
sticker with Alberto’s number 14.
About the stage; more than 320 km with two long specials, of 80 and 140
kilometers that made Joan Pedrero attack. The fes fes and the different river
crossing and stony tracks, have increased the differences between the head
positions. Pedrero has taken the day with more than nine minutes ahead of the
Portuguese Mario Patrao. The notice of the day is the sensational third position of
the Spanish Sergio Mateo. In quads, Dani Vilà is unstoppable and in SSV, Francisco
Lobo gets right now the highest step of the podium.
The final stage of tomorrow will had a special of 142 km. and will end the rally at
the foot of the majestic cathedral of Guadix. A unique opportunity for all
participants to enjoy all the cultural heritage of the city.