The fifth day of the race took place at the Fenix Rally in Tunisia on Thursday. After an
extremely difficult day yesterday, when the athletes not only had to overcome the
sandstorm, but also deal with the problems on the track, everything went much better
Both CFMOTO RACING TEAM athletes said that Thursday's track was extremely scenic - it
felt like riding in the canyons of Mars. Truth be said, organizers had already prepared scenic
routes for the participants on the days before - a couple of days ago the route stretched
through an artificial village, which was built for the filming of the "Star Wars".
Scenic route and high speed
"The speed stage of two hundred kilometers today was very diverse: there were both slow
and fast sections. Sometimes we felt like we were driving through the canyons of Mars. No
secret that during the first thirty kilometers I made several navigation mistakes, but later
concentrated and pushed to the maximum, ”said Antanas Kanopkinas after the finish.
The athlete was glad that he managed to get to the finish without any damage to ATV and
also achieved a great result. Also athlete told that after this stage it is needed to change
tires. The man came in second in the ATV standings, just seventeen seconds behind his
teammate. He also managed to widen the gap from his nearest French competitor by more
than two minutes.
"Of course, we have yet to see the official results, which will be announced the next
morning. So far, these are only preliminary results without calculating the fines, "A.
Adomas Gančierius agreed with a teammate and said that while driving, the route looked as
if it were not on this planet: "The route stretched over mountains, hills, dry steppes - there
were a lot to see. The track was interesting and fun as well as fast. Efforts have had to be
made, especially with navigation in the plains, where all roads look the same and you have
to choose the right one."
The athlete managed to maintain a fast pace and avoid incidents, and according to
preliminary results, he remained the leader in his standings.
On Friday, the dunes will be waiting for the participants again, although the distance will be
much shorter - the athletes will have to cover only 145 kilometers, most of which will run
through the sand.