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Team Races to Places VLOG episode nine direct from stage four of the 2020 Africa Eco Race where Lyndon Poskitt takes his maiden rally stage win. 

 

Focusing on stage four, which took riders from Assa to Sidi Laroussi, episode nine of the Team Rces To Places Vlog at Africa Eco Race 2020 sees Lyndon Poskitt bag his first ever rally stage win. 

After easing off the gas a bit on stage three Lyndon Poskitt found himself in the perfect spot to launch an attack on the following day. With tricky navigation and 385 kilometres to be covered Poskitt’s fifth place meant he had a good number of tracks to follow. 

 
Lyndon Poskitt Africa Eco Race 2020 Races to Places standing 560
 

A navigation error by Pal Anders Ullevalseter and Alessandro Botturi 40 kilometres away from the finish line allowed Poskitt to catch up and from there on he followed the duo to bag the scratch of the day. 

“I got lost 10 minutes looking for a WP and I thought I had thrown everything away but then I found them all lost – Botturi and Ullevalseter – and I managed to find the way first. From there on I kept it nice and steady to the finish,” said Poskitt. 

“It was really rough in the rocks and that’s where I made most of my time. I had my navigation dialled today even if I got lost once so that also helped.”

Watch the whole video to get a “how to” on road book reading and navigation from Poskitt. 

2020 Africa Eco Race update after stage six:

At the midway point of the 2020 Africa Eco Race the battle for the win in the bike class stills a two horse race between Alessandro Botturi and Pal Anders Ullevalseter. The commanding duo are only separated by 2m:05s with six stages left.

Felix Jensen’s withdrawal sees Poskitt climbing up the ranks to third overall, slightly over twenty-one minutes down from race leader Botturi. Jensen got hit by bad luck on stage four, the Norwegian went down injuring his shoulder which forced him to abandon the race. 

2020 Africa Eco Race standings after stage 6:

Africa Eco Race Overall stage6 results
 
 

More information: AfricaRace.com 

 

 
Photo Credit: Rally Maniacs
 
 
 
 
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