SILK WAY RALLY
I'M FEELING GOOD ON THE BIKE AND QUITE CONFIDENT.”
- ORIOL MENA
"It was a good stage for me today. There were a lot of stones and water fills in the beginning but 90% of the stage was in forest terrain. Towards the end it became a bit slippery but the bike handled superbly. It’s just the beginning of the rally so my focus is on arriving in the same way for the rest of the rally."
"I rode really well today and am quite happy with the results. It was a fast stage today with muddy holes to start with. I rode carefully in this section to avoid any crashes. After about 100kms, the terrain changed into a fast piste and hard ground. Finally, after 150 kms of eating a lot of dust at the back of the lead pack, I pushed hard and managed to overtake the rider in front of me."
Ulan-Ude has been the epicenter for many clashes and wars over the years. It is home to one of the world's oldest sects called 'The Believers', established in the 1600s.
PROVISIONAL STANDINGS - STAGE 2
|1||Sam Sunderland||Redbull KTM||02h 20m 30s|
|2||Oriol Mena||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+39s|
|3||Paulo Goncalves||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+50s|
|4||Kevin Benavides||Monster Energy Honda||+01m 07s|
|5||Joan Barreda||Monster Energy Honda||+02m 40s|
PROVISIONAL OVERALL RESULTS
|1||Kevin Benavides||Monster Energy Honda||02h 52m 28s|
|2||Sam Sunderland||Redbull KTM||+08s|
|3||Paulo Goncalves||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+01m 19s|
|4||Luciano Benavides||Redbull KTM||+02m 25s|
|5||Joan Barreda||Monster Energy Honda||+02m 39s|
|6||Oriol Mena||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+03m 03s|