However, when the times were tallied up, it was Garcia who finished on top, beating home favourite Walkner on his KTM 450 Rally bike for Friday‰Ûªs win by just over one second. Two seconds further back, Haaker stopped the clocks for a top three time.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm so surprised to set the fastest time in today‰Ûªs prologue," Garcia mused. "As it‰Ûªs my first time here I wasn‰Ûªt sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed my run up the Iron Giant. It was a crazy feeling to ride with such speed for so long. Hopefully I can hold onto my lead and start Sunday‰Ûªs race with the number one plate on my bike.‰Û