Australian Trevor Wilson has finished 10th in Stage 3 of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
The 27 year old from Brisbane is competing in his first major international event and has been adapting to the conditions very well.
Riding a Husqvarna 450 Rally Replica for the HT Husqvarna Rally team, Trevor was placed 19th after the first 2 days of competition. Today’s 10th place has moved him further up the overall rankings.
In a Facebook post this evening Trevor says he had a clean run today with no navigation mistakes, and is understandingly very happy with the result.
Paulo Goncalves lead the event going into today’s stage, with the first 4 bikes separated by just 1m21s. This year’s Dakar winner Sam Sunderland was 5th, 4m15s behind the leader.
However Sunderland has had a strong day today, taking the stage win and finishing 9m5s ahead of second place Matthias Walkner to take the lead back.
The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge is Trevor Wilson’s qualifying event on his path to fulfilling his ultimate dream – the 2018 Dakar Rally.