WALKNER FASTEST ON ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE YAS ISLAND SUPER SPECIAL STAGE

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Abu Dhabi, UAE: Austria’s new FIM Cross-Country Rallies World champion Matthias Walkner was fastest on this afternoon’s Yas Island Super Special Stage, the first action in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.

Leading times (provisional):

1. Matthias Walkner (AUT) / KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica / 1               5:10.4

2. Daniel Sanders (AUS) / GASGAS 450 Rally Factory Replica / 1             5:12.0 

3. Ross Branch (BWA) / Yamaha WR450 F01 Rally / 1                               5:12.4 

4. Franco Caimi (ARG) / Hero 450 Rally / 1                                                 5:18.0 

5. Andrew Short (USA) / Yamaha WR450 F01 Rally / 1                              5:18.4

6. Sebastian Buhler (DEU) / Hero 450 Rally / 1                                            5:22.0

7. Joaquim Rodrigues (PRT) / Hero 450 Rally / 1                                         5:25.2

8. Adrien Van Beveren (FRA) / Yamaha WR450 F01 Rally / 1                    5:34.0

9. Aaron Mare (ZAF) / KTM 450 Rally / 1                                                    5:38.8             

10. Konrad Dabrowski (POL) / KTM 450 Rally Replica / 1                         5:38.8