Abu Dhabi Ep.8: Stage 3 and 4

Unfortunately while i was having a great 3rd stage where i had catched up and passed 11 riders, at 3/4 of the stage i had to pull out and end my rally. The 3rd stage was just amazing, the longest stage of the race with some fast ondulated sections and some parts with giant dunes, i was running almost all the time with me turkish friend Sakir pushing eachother to have a constant and fast rythm. It felt so bad to have to retire, i spent the rest of the day at the CP3 and eventually went back to the bivouac at night. This morning i couldn’t even get out of my tent because i was so disappointed and frustrated that i felt as if i had no energy at all, when you retire from any type of competition in which you put all your effort in it hurts a lot. Today got bored and sat in the media centre doing nothing and thinking about how much i wished i was drifting through the dunes today with the other riders. The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge is a magical event, 5 days of dunes and sand where you feel so free as no other place in the world. Here some shots before i stopped:

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.

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