Press Release #12
Sunday January 10th 2016
STAGE 12 : SAINT – LOUIS / DAKAR : 295km
LIAISON : SAINT – LOUIS / KAYAR : 230km
LEG : KAYAR / LAC ROSE : 22km
LIAISON : LACE ROSE / DAKAR : 43km
AFRICA ECO RACE®
A STUNNING FINISH AT THE LAC ROSE
Traditionally the final stage at the Lac Rose does not affect the overall ranking of the AFRICA ECO RACE®, as it is frozen right after the stage entering Senegal. Having said this, these last 22km in between the fishing village of Kayar and the Lac Rose is an opportunity for some to have fun or to shine one last time in front of their family and friends gathered around the finishing arch.
In the Bikes, Pal Anders ULLEVALSETER did not give up the opportunity to win yet another stage, giving him some more prize money, which the Norwegian will donate to the Fabrizio MEONI school here in DAKAR. The Viking finishes not far in from of the local boy Julien SANCHEZ, who manages to sign his best stage finishing position of the whole rally here at home in from of his many fans who came over from the neighboring holiday town of Sali. As for the third position it goes to Nobert DUBOIS, which is a sort of sign of relief of his goof performance compared to the stage when he abandoned his bike in the dunes because of a mechanical problem when he was 2nd in the overall ranking of the rally.