Faggotter dealing with the WA terrain on day four

Faggotter Continues Safari Onslaught

24 Sep 2014

Rodney Faggotter has stretched his lead to 33minutes after day four of competition wound up at the Australian Safari in Western Australia.

Faggotter took the stage win in the morning session today but experienced some navigational dramas during stage two which slowed his progress, yet he still managed to make time over his closest rival, finishing the stage in second place.

The event is just past the halfway point and riders have now spend over 16 hours in the saddle as they battle the conditions in the gruelling event.

Faggotter’s Yamaha WR450F is in great shape and physically Rodney is doing well and looking forward to the remainder of the event.

“After yesterday, we gave the bike the full service to keep it fresh and going strong but that was more preventative maintenance that anything else,” Faggotter states. “We inspected the motor, replaced some parts but a lot of the focus was on the tyres, chains and sprockets which take a beating out here with the dry dirt and also any wire that’s on the ground.

“Today I just had an issue with my navigation but it didn’t prove too costly and the guys are onto it now, so we will be good to go for day five,” Rodney ends.

Day five will have the riders’ travel 370kilometres over two stages. It’s the time of the event when riders and team members need to be at the best as fatigue after long days on the bike can play havoc.

For more information on the Australian Safari, www.australiansafari.com.au

Current Standings – After Day Four
1st Rodney Faggotter – 16.00.38 (Yamaha WR450F)

2nd Cody Quinn – 16.34.08
3rd Ian Blythe – 16.44.50
4th Paul Nappy – 17.52.08
5th Paul Kenny – 17.53.14

Keith Hedgeland
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