The pilot KH-7 provides a blow to the general classification and rises to 12th place.
The first Chilean stage, the fourth Rally Dakar 2015, between Chilecito and Copiapo, has left a good impression to Laia Sanz. After piloting above its Honda HRC CRF450 RALLY during 12 hours in the marathon day transandina 909 kilometers, pilot KH-7 has crossed the finish line in an impressive 8th place, to 13'48 "his partner in the Team Honda HRC Joan Barreda. In general giving a blow and rises to 12th place.
It is the second best result in the toughest rally raid world, after the 7th position achieved last year in the ninth stage. Entonces fue novena pero sendas penalizaciones a Joan Barreda y a Jordi Viladoms la llevaron a firmar la mejor clasificación para una mujer en la categoría de motos del Dakar.
Some call it the 'Queen of Dakar', other 'Lady Dakar', but apart nicknames, Laia Sanz has earned the admiration and respect of all. And the only official driver in the history of Honda HRC today has been the second best team driver, by delante of Paulo Gonçalves, Hélder Rodrigues and Jeremiah Israel.
The truth is that in the general classification, of KH-7 it's 12th, to 48'02 "Barreda and is nine minutes from top 10, delimiting Rodrigues.
Laia Sanz: "I made a good step, sailing well and riding fast, but quietly. I have not missed key points and this allowed me to get a good result. The special was very fast at the beginning, then in the dunes of the final I would've gone very well and I have not made mistakes in a couple of points of complicated navigation. Today I felt good and less tired after the molten second day. Still it was a beating. We started very early on to make a link 8 hours. We have gone cold and sleepy. I had to stop me every half hour because I was sleeping ".
Source: Mediage Communication