Bernhard Ten Brinke and Tom Colsoul (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) ended Wednesday in the third stage of the rally of Kazakhstan on the second place in 3:36 of their team-mate and stage winner Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Hilux Overdrive). A bizarre flat tire kept them from the dagzege.
“We have a good and smooth ride ridden,” said Tom Colsoul. “Too bad about the flat tire. We are to stop the wheel to change and then just drove on. After the ride I noticed the cause of a flat tire. It was just a nail in! I have never in my life experienced that we are in the middle of the desert a flat tyre due to a nail. You have that one nail in that giant desert to find it and then to leak on the drive.”
“Now honestly, without that flat tire, we were probably also the second, but the difference had to be smaller inoperative, said Colsoul. “In contrast to the previous days, it was a technical stage, so we are less pushed. We have a solid pace driven that we have to finish what have increased. It is clear that if we Nasser like we beat a tooth to need stitches, but that is and remains in this rally are not supposed to.”