Australian Daniel Sanders won the fourth and final stage. Pushing hard on the dusty, Spanish tracks, the rally rookie beat his Australian teammate Toby Price to the day‰Ûªs win by just seven seconds.
Sanders has shown he is more than capable of delivering accurate navigation and the speed required to mix it with the top rally racers. Just weeks after commencing his road book training, the likeable Aussie has claimed an international rally stage win - an impressive achievement for any rider. In successfully completing the Andalucia Rally ‰ÛÒ securing 11th place overall ‰ÛÒ Sanders qualifies for the Dakar Rally in January. His training will now continue over the months leading up to the iconic event.
‰ÛÏI really enjoyed today, being more familiar with the navigation, I was able to focus more and start to push," Sanders said. "I made a few little mistakes, but all through the day there was nothing in it, so I kept my head down and found a nice flow. Honestly, I thought I would place around the top-five mark, so to come away with the stage win feels great. I wasn‰Ûªt aiming for the win, and definitely didn‰Ûªt want to try anything stupid, but to go fastest with most of the top guys here is really encouraging. The whole team has worked really hard to fast-track my rally skills, but it looks like it‰Ûªs paying off and I can‰Ûªt thank them enough.‰Û