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Coast 2 Coast 2024: MikeJohnson arrives at Tehuacán leading the Peñafiel1 stage.

Coast 2 Coast 2024: MikeJohnson arrives at Tehuacán leading the Peñafiel1 stage.

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The pilots of the Coast 2 Coast 2024 Rally presented by Peñafiel started the second day of competition in the Peñafiel1 stage, with a very pleasant warm-regular weather. Already rested, they proceeded to prepare early in the morning to start the second stage called Peñafiel1, which would travel from Jalcomulco to finish at the Peñafiel plant in San Nicolás Tetitzintla in Tehuacán, Puebla.

The daring traveling competitors set out to cover a distance of 166 kilometers over semi-desert, medium and subtropical forest areas as they moved away from the last eastern foothills of the Cofre de Perote. Once again, the entire group of organizers and pilots enjoyed the wonderful scenery that the stage offered us, with its lakes, rivers and rugged terrain.

Without letting go of the overall lead and separating himself from second place, American rider Mike Johnson took first place for the second consecutive day at the end of Stage 2 of the Coast 2 Coast Cross Country Raid Rally presented by Peñafiel according to preliminary and unofficial results.

Mike Johnson aboard his Husqvarna FE 450 marked with the number 12 dominated the RallyPro category with an unofficial time of 3:48:36 h, moving up to second place the Canadian, Matt Ransom, with a time of 3:55:47 h, who during the first day was in third place which today was occupied by Alex Torres with a time of 3:57:34 h.

In the Rally1 class (Two Wheels Novice Intermediate with roadbook), José Manuel Muñoz Jr. with his KTM 890 R #24 finished in a time of 4:13:46 h; in second place and moving up one position was for L. Moctezuma (#32) with a time of 4:31:57 h and behind him came Erik Orlanzzini who was complicated on this day by losing two positions after having been leader yesterday.

For the Maxi Rally category (motorcycles larger than 600cc with roadbook), crossed the finish line the rider from the capital, Alfredo Puente on his KTM 350 XCF-W #40, with a time of 5:36:31 h, and very close to him, Y. Coello (#44) with a time of 5:36:46 h and Erick Lopez who finished third in this second day of competition.

The great comeback was in the GPS Motocross Rally category, with the Ecuadorian Francisco Cordova aboard his Husqvarna 450 #53 who finished as leader of this category with a time of 4:15:00 h; in second place was Cesar Madrigal on his Triumph Tiger 900 #60, with a time of 6:36:33 h and in third place was Fred Sobke marked with the number 52.

Finally, in the UTV Pro category, Juan Carlos Lorenzo from Mexico City in his Cam-Am Maverick X3 #108 continues to lead the field with a time of 4:30:56 hours. In second place was Manolo de la Concha from Hidalgo, followed in third place by Texan, Jesus Sanchez.

On Day 3 the Peñafiel2 stage will travel from Tehuacan, Puebla, to the parking lot of the Guelaguetza, in Oaxaca.

The Coast 2 Coast 2024 rally presented by Peñafiel is being held in coordination with the governments of Veracruz, Puebla and Oaxaca, in addition to the important support of Peñafiel Agua Mineral, Redbull, VRIM Connect, KTM, Garmin and Nitto.

Follow the Coast 2 Coast 2024 Cross Country Rally presented by Peñafiel at:http://www.coast2coast.mx

 

Automatic translation of the original Spanish version
Source: Coast2Coast official press release

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