Abu Dhabi Ep.7: Stage 2

Hard day today, i wasn’t feeling too good this morning but started the special trying to push but saw that i just couldn’t get the pace. Today was a really hard but beautiful stage with all dunes and many giant ones!!! Really fun to ride eventhough very tyring!! Just tried to find a constant pace, a bit too slow but my objective for this year is concentrated on my class and will attain to my plan. This year the race feels a bit harder than last year especially due to very soft sand and many holes, almost half of the riders are already out after only 2 stages so this says it all. Tomorrow will be probably the hardest stage of the rally with 345km of special stage with many big big dunes. Sorry for updating so late and not much but i wasn’t feeling too good so was unable to do much! Here a couple of photos!

About the Author
Born on the 20/07/1988 in Italy i started racing motocross at the age of 6yrs and for many years competed in the italian motocross and supercross championship. In 2004 just for fun i tried racing in Enduro and Rallies and incredibly the same year i turned pro! Now at the age of 23 i am racing for Husaberg in the world rallies championship and heading to the Dakar in 2012. Together with my sport career i also write as journalist/bike tester for an Enduro Magazine and also study business and management at college.
  1. Mauricio Reply

    Hi, this is Mauricio, owner of Colher the exclusive dealer of Husaberg in Bolivia. With my pilot we are following you on this amazing rallie. Congrats on yesterdays win on the first stage.

    Go for it…

    • Manuel Lucchese Reply

      Thank you very much Mauricio!!!! Unfortunately i had some problems on stage 1 and 2, the third stage was going great i was catching many guys, did a part of the stage also with a Bolivian rider!!!! Salvatierra on the Honda but then i had other problems and had to retire unfortunately :( hope i can make it to the Qatar rally next week! Thank you for following and hope to meet you one day!!!

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