Namibia: Tough Tara Rally Brings Home the Champs

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Namibia: Tough Tara Brings Home the Champs

was no lack of drama during the three-day Total Tara which ended on Saturday and ranked as one of the toughest events in

Least of all by the SA winning team, Van Niekerk and Gerhard Snyman, who into the finish behind the of a sleek Ford Fiesta which completed the event in an time of 3:09:19.

This was one of the toughest, yet best we have ever competed in, the winners told Woema they had sprayed themselves Champaign at the end, adding. The was terrible, but even more of a was Thursday’s night stage, in SA we’d don’t drive at – so it was something new to us, and we literally had to go by our

Commenting on the 750 klometres of demanding stages, they said, it was long, and it felt as if we had driven two events.

That was the feeling about the edition of one of Africa’s premier events, which showed why no car or rally team were of finishing the race.

Anything happen, and it did, when a tyre in a special stage Wilro Dippenaar and his co-driver from gaining on the front in their potent Toyota , which had hardly time to down from competing in a SA the week before.

But the young Namibian was relentless as he it out for a top spot, bringing his car home in a second place, in just a minute behind the winners. has earned himself a place in the who’ of rally history

Girl power also with a sizzling performance Stefanie Bota, and her dad, Hugo, in a Toyota Run-X, finished third overall in a of 3:22:27. Looking as fresh as a and flashing a ‘Hollywood’ smile she stepped onto the finish Stefanie who was the only woman on the podium, and from start to gave the guys a run for their

She floored it ahead of the new rally Allan Martin and Berto who brought their bright VW Polo, which has dominated the Rally Championship season, to them the coveted 2013

The battle for fifth spot was by Hanre Myburgh and Geon in a Toyota Corolla. And of the 17 vehicles started the Rally on Thursday, ten vehicles made it to the finish. The started on Thurday evening three night stages on the of Windhoek.

Friday saw the rally taking on the heat and dust in and around and six hard, speedy and long at Wilhelmstal where temperatures of 31 degrees was recorded.

The action to Windhoek for the evening stages at the Rust race track, as always these stages of the were well attended by who want to witness high on the track and on the gravel roads the race track.

The last day of the rally was around to make it more spectator A total of seven stages on the day covered, but as always, this was a with plenty of dramas and

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