Andrew Houlihan started Stage 3 in 12th place overall in the Enduro Cup category. A 14th place today has moved him up to 10th place. Andrew says he “had a reasonable day with navigation, only losing maybe 30-40 minutes. Bike problems were minimal as well which was good.”
Andrew Houlihan is 11th overall in the 2019 Rallye du Maroc Enduro Cup. “Stage 2 was extremely hard. Dunes, dunes and then big dunes with lots of sandy tracks thrown in as well. My day wasn’t so good, I had some mechanical problems that took up a bit of time, so it was a slow day for me.”
Today’s stage took the riders from Fes to the bivouac in the heart of the desert at Aoufous. Andrew has finished 9th in the Enduro Cup category after what he has described as “one of the biggest days physically I’ve had on a bike. I took it very easy.”
Day 5 of the 2019 Pan Africa Rally was a forced rest day for Andrew Houlihan. Yesterday’s incident in the sand dunes did plenty of damage to the Sherco 500 SEF, particularly to the subframe. The good news is that Andrew did not suffer any injuries in the incident.