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Racers pass toughest phase of Abu Dhabi desert rally

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge competitors have already left behind them 350 kilometers of desert, with nothing but a few local spectators cheering on the crews. Russian BMW driver Leonid Novitsky is currently in second place, while Kamaz team members Eduard Nikolaev and Andrey Karginov took 10th and 12th places respectively. Russian 2010 FIA World Cup winner Leonid Novitsky has slipped to second place in the cars category against his long-time rival Stephane Peterhansel. Though Jean Louis Schessler is living up to his nickname Desert Fox - cunning moves by him and Russian co-driver Konstantin Zhiltsov are good enough for third place. Marc Coma continues his dominance atop the bike standings. Eduard Nikolaev put team Kamaz into the top 10 in the unified car and truck overall standings, while his teammate Andrey Karginov lies a couple of spots down in 12th.


Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
24° 28' 0.0012" N, 54° 22' 0.0012" E