Tuesday 8th October, 2019 – Aoufous, Morocco.
A 10th place in today’s 4th Stage of the 2019 Rallye du Maroc has consolidated Andrew Houlihan’s overall position in the rally.
Andrew now sits 9th in the Enduro Cup going into the final day tomorrow.
Andrew tells today’s story …
Every day seems to get harder, maybe it’s fatigue setting in.
I’ve been in Morocco now for 25 or 26 days and have been on the bike either racing or training for 18 of those days. And not one was an easy day of riding either.
Today we had small dunes again full of camel grass and then a mountain section that was the rockiest I’ve ever ridden. It was very technical and hard going, more suited to a trials bike.
From there it was back into sandy river beds and then fast open off-piste tracks.
I had one navigational error and lost time as did many others.
Towards the end of the day it was just a matter of staying on the bike and not making any mistakes as I was very tired.”
The final day takes the riders back to Fes with 288km of liaison and a 168km special stage. Andrew’s start time is 6:46am local time / 4:46pm AEDT / 3:46pm AEST.