El KLIM TwinTrail continúa con buen rumbo en el Dakar
The KLIM TwinTrail Racing finished the longest stage of the Dakar 2022, with 465km of special, at a good pace.
The fourth stage of the Dakar 2022 has combined high-speed tracks and dunes, although it has also caused some serious crashes.
The longest stage of the Dakar 2022 has been characterized by being quite fast. It has combined hard tracks with some area of dunes and, in addition, a river with rocks of considerable size. All kinds of obstacles that the three KLIM TwinTrail Racing riders have overcome without any problem and, most important of all, they have reached the finish line enjoying one of the days that could be more complicated. Albert Martín, Isaac Feliu and Carles Falcón continue on the right track in their Dakar debut, occupying good positions and improving their feelings day after day.
Low temperatures, many kilometers and a lot of speed
The low temperature marked the start of the fourth stage of the Dakar 2022. The temperature this morning in Al Qaysumah was around 5º and the pilots made a 100km liaison a bit uncomfortable with this cold. Once the special had started, the riders got up to speed, until the first neutralization, at km 90 they went at fast speeds on tracks with little difficulty. From that moment on, it was time to concentrate and, as Isaac Feliu said in this refueling, “I am going to go out to conserve to be able to endure all the kilometers well” and today was a stage in which the pilots had a lot to lose if not they managed energy well. “There was an area of large stones, like soccer balls that was a little badly indicated and the end was very broken with a lot of losses. But I’m very happy with today, tired, but everything went well ”, explained TwinTrail owner Isaac Feliu.
His teammates also finished the stage happy. On his side, the Valls rider Albert Martín, who suffered a bit the first days with so many kilometers per day: “It wasn’t long, I had a great time. It makes me very angry to have skipped a waypoint at the end of the stage because I was distracted because of another pilot, I had to go back 2km and validate it. ” Albert Martín has done practically the entire stage with Sandra Gómez, also Spanish and debutant in the Dakar.
The third member of the team, Carles Falcón, is the most cautious of the three. From the first day he is clear that his objective is to reach the last stages with the maximum possible strength and therefore he is dosing his energy. “The stage has been long but also very fast and dangerous… we have seen several accidents that seemed serious. Usually I am going at a pace to hold the whole Dakar, but when you see this you slow down a bit because it scares you to see people on the ground,” explained the Tarragona rider.
Four nights in Riyadh
The planning for the next few days will be quite pleasant for Original by Motul riders such as KLIM TwinTrail Racing. The next four nights they will sleep in the same bivouac in Riyadh, so they will be able to rest more. The first loop stage with start and finish in the capital of Saudi Arabia will have 348km of special and 215 of liaison.
Resultados Stage 4
1. #088 Joan Barreda (ESP) 4:07:06
2. #007 Pablo Quintanilla (CHL) 4:10:43 GAP +3:37
3. #019 Rui Gonçalves (PRT) 4:14:05 GAP +6:59
59. #136 Albert Martin (ESP) 5:23:15 GAP +1:16:09
73. #134 Isaac Feliu (ESP) 5:41:56 GAP +1:34:50
93. #135 Carles Falcón (ESP) 5:54:20 GAP +1:47:14
1. #003 Sam Sunderland (GBR) 15:30:01
2. #052 Matthias Walkner (AUT) 15:33:01 GAP +3:00
3. #042 Adrien Van Beveren (FRA) 15:34:55 GAP +4:54
64. #136 Albert Martin (ESP) 20:28:38 GAP +4:58:37
72. #134 Isaac Feliu (ESP) 21:07:33 GAP +5:37:32
80. #135 Carles Falcón (ESP) 21:56:45 GAP +6:26:44
Resultado Original Motul Stage 4:
1. #036 Arunas Gelazninkas (LTU) 4:33:11
2. #021 Milan Engel (CZE) 4:35:33 GAP +2:22
3. #039 Benjamin Melot (FRA) 4:36:51 GAP +3:40
7. #136 Albert Martin (ESP) 5:23:15 GAP +50:04
12. #134 Isaac Feliu (ESP) 5:41:56 GAP +1:08:45
19. #135 Carles Falcón (ESP) 5:54:20 GAP +1:21:09
Resultado Original General:
1. #036 Arunas Gelazninkas (LTU) 16:59:27
2. #021 Milan Engel (CZE) 17:12:36 GAP +13:09
3. #123 Charan Moore(ZAF) 18:02:59 GAP +1:03:32
12. #136 Albert Martin (ESP) 20:28:38 GAP +3:29:11
13. #134 Isaac Feliu (ESP) 21:07:33 GAP +4:08:06
17. #135 Carles Falcón (ESP) 21:56:45 GAP +4:57:18