With the stage win on the second day of the Morocco rally, Matthias Walkner secured the overall lead. The Salzburg KTM motorcycle pilot prevailed on the 334-kilometer special stage through the Erg Chebbi dunes ahead of Chilean Jose Ignacio Cornejo and took first place. His first pursuer, 19 seconds behind, is Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Honda), Ricky Brabec (USA / Honda / + 1: 00 min.) Ranks third.
“That was a really good day today and a good improvement on yesterday,” Walkner reported in a broadcast. “I tried not to make any mistakes and got better and better at driving. The bike feels really good, and I also get on well with the navigation.” Of course, I’m really happy that I won today, but that also means that I will open tomorrow’s stage, and as we all know, you can get lost very quickly and lose a lot of time as a result. Since the ‘navigation machine’ Cornejo came in second today, he will start right behind me tomorrow, so I have a good driver who pulls me along. “