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Rod Faggotter Builds 8 Minute Safari Lead with Leg 3 Win

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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Western Australia‰Ûªs Gascoyne was the scene for 432 hard competitive kilometres of racing today in two stages, and the course offered up what the region is renowned for ‰ÛÒ rich red earth, rugged ranges and rock formations, cattle stations and dry creek beds.

Yamaha Desert Racing‰Ûªs Rod Faggotter stretched his lead out to over eight minutes after day three of the 2013 Australian Safari as he again turned in another super consistent day, riding at good speed and making no mistakes.

Faggotter lost some time on stage one this morning and briefly relinquished his lead to rival GHR Honda's Todd Smith, but he returned fire in the afternoon stage and scorched home to win the stage by a staggering seven minutes and 49 seconds to head the running order as the field prepare for day four.

‰ÛÏI knew I lost some time in the morning stage but I just stayed calm and kept my head." Faggotter explained. "The worst thing you can do in events like this is override the bike or the conditions so I just kept on a solid pace that I was comfortable with and the day turned out great.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm not too sure what happened to Todd as you don‰Ûªt get an eight minute lead over a rider like that without something major happening to them. But he is a great competitor and he will take up the fight all the way to the finish and we have a lot of racing to go,‰Û

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