ADDC 2024: Lucas Moraes takes second place overall in ADDC 2024

Consistency in the stages already contested led Lucas Moraes to second place in the stage that brings together the best duos in the world

Brazilian Lucas Moraes finished the second of the five stages of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, held on Wednesday (28), in fourth place. The result moved the Toyota Gazoo Racing driver into second place overall in the off-road stage of the World Cross-Country Rally Championship.
The second day of action in the United Arab Emirates involved a 239 km route. Moraes and his navigator, Spaniard Armand Moleón, set off from Al Dhannah and faced a terrain of soft sand and challenging dunes until they reached Mzeer'ah. The duo, who featured in the 2024 Dakar Rally, completed the route in 3h20min, just 4min43s behind the winners, Frenchmen Guerlain Chicherit and Alexandre Winocq (Overdrive Racing).

Dunes "cut" - This Thursday sees the third special, still in Mzeer'ah. The drivers and navigators will once again face the challenges of the Arabian desert, now covering 251 km.
"Many of the dunes here have the characteristic of being 'cut', in other words, you go up and, instead of finding a similar slope to go down, it's a sudden drop. This has caused a lot of unforeseen events and it takes technique and special care not to crash and finish the race early. Going fast, but with caution, is the secret here if you want to get to the end with the car in one piece," commented Moraes, who is a two-time champion of the Sertões Rally and is competing in the World Championship with the support of Red Bull, Repsol, Strava, Oakley, Zapalla - as well as having led the Brazilian SpeedMax tire brand to sponsor the Toyota team, the current champions of the competition.
The World Off-Road Championship continues until Saturday, March 2, with the peloton arriving in Abu Dhabi. Wednesday's results:

 

 

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