“SS7 has very high requirements for both the driver and the navigator. The various terrains are very comprehensive, which is a great test for the driver’s skills. The 37-kilometer getting lost puts high demands on the navigator’s error correction ability, and the track has many forks, so it is easy. The choice of tire pressure is also a big problem if you go wrong, and the desert and sand alternately appear. I rate this track 8 points for fun and 6 points for difficulty.” —— Xing Xinjian, navigator of Shaanxi Yunxiang Automobile Sports Co., Ltd.
The 2019 China Ring Tower (International) Rally and China Autocross Championship Xinjiang Substation ended on May 28th for the seventh stage (West Asian Airline Stage). The Spanish driver Armand Hernandez of the KTMR2R star team of the motorcycle group won the stage championship with a time of 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds. The French driver Christian Lavigne/Jean-Pierre Gassin of the Beijing off-road family team in the car group ranked first in the national four-wheel drive group with a time of 4 hours, 13 minutes and 30 seconds, and was also the fastest in the car group score. Zi Yungang/Wang Zengrong of Shaanxi Yunxiang Automobile Sports Co., Ltd. ranked first in the national two-wheel drive group with a time of 4 hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds.
The starting point and end point of the sixth stage are located in Yingbage Township, Yutian County and the resettlement site of Dali Yabuyi Township, Yutian County respectively. The mileage of the special stage is 288.92 kilometers. This stage is carried out along the banks of the Keriya River, and the main stage is set on the east bank of the Keriya River, heading north all the way to the famous Dali Yabuyi Township. And take Dali Yabuyi Township as the refueling point and rest point for PCs and motorcycles. Cross the Keriya River at 184 kilometers in Daliyabuyi Township, and turn back to the west bank. The overall difficulty is not big, it belongs to Shagai Road, and most of them are the reason for the villagers to enter and leave the village before. There will be small sand dunes and forks in the road. Keep choosing new roads to walk, and the intricate trajectory will mislead the driver to choose the wrong road. This is the biggest test for the driver. Players need to strictly follow the road book, check the road conditions at any time, and check the route information, so as not to waste too much time and achieve good results.
MotoGP: Hernandez enjoying the race
The cancellation of the motorcycle group competition in the sixth stage also provided everyone with an opportunity to overhaul the racing cars and recover their physical fitness. Hernandez led all the way that day, and finally continued his golden helmet winning streak in this competition by leading his teammates by more than half an hour.
“Today’s stage is very challenging, especially the muddy part at the beginning of the stage. I went to a wrong place today, but this also shows from the side that this stage is difficult, especially when we maintain a It is done at a very high speed. The scenery of today’s stage is also very good, and there are many spectators at some points, and I enjoy it very much,” the Spanish driver said after the race.
Fang Mingji, a veteran of the Shell Amway XS All the Way South Rally Team, ranked third. After the race, he also admitted that he suffered the first crash since the start of the race, but fortunately, this episode only caused damage to the racing road bookcase. , but no serious harm to the body. Zaker, a local player of the Wubao Racing Team, finished the race in fourth place. He ranked fourth ahead of Wang Yun of the Bayi Iron and Steel Great Wall Lubricating Oil Team. With the withdrawal of Zhou Tian and Zhao Hongyi, the focus of the competition in the motorcycle group is only on the competition for the runner-up, third runner-up and third runner-up.
In terms of overall results, Hernandez took the lead with a time of 21 hours, 09 minutes and 55 seconds. His teammate Zhang Min and Xinjiang driver Zaker ranked second and third respectively.
Auto China four-wheel drive group: BAIC Group controls the overall situation
In the national four-wheel drive group, the BAIC Legion still took the top three in the stage, and the Frenchman Christian led the teammate Liu Yangui/Sha He by less than a minute. In an interview after the race, he said that he did not exert his strength that day, and he was particularly strong. It was a big challenge for the navigator that day.
“Today’s stage is very good, but in the first 45 kilometers, the degree of difficulty is high. It is very difficult to find the correct line. My pilot has done a very good job. The terrain after that is very soft and undulating. , Overall today is not bad for me, we did not take risks but chose to hold our current leading position,” Christian said after the game.
Wang Hai/Li Pengcheng of the BAIC Corps ranked third. For the BAIC Corps, Zhang Guoyu/Liu Yuan, the main drivers of the day, encountered a lot of troubles. He was rear-ended by other cars and caused a mechanical failure of the car, which cost him a lot of time. With the help of teammate Lu Binglong, he repaired the car and finished the race before the cut-off time, but unfortunately withdrew from the first group.
Zhang Lei/Xiang Liang of the RZOIL Longxingtianxia Team still continued the role of “dark horse” since the start of the race. The Inner Mongolia driver was the driver with the best performance on the day except for the BAIC Legion. He and Ma Hailong/Tian Lei of the Ningxia Yuanhang Team ranked first Fourth and fifth place. Wang Xiang/Yang Tao of the RZOIL Longxingtianxia Team, and Di Weiyi/Bian Liming of the Lulu Lubricant Team ranked sixth and seventh respectively.
Zhang Qiang/Lu Zhicheng of CST New Power Haizhihui Racing Team ranked eighth and led T3. In the production group, Tao Yongming of the Zhengzhou Nissan Navara Racing Team and Wu Ritunasheng of the Jiangxi Isuzu Nomad Racing Team ranked first in the gasoline and diesel production groups respectively.
In terms of overall results, Christian continued to lead with a total time of 24 hours, 01 minutes and 54 seconds. His teammate Liu Yangui and RZOIL Dragon Team’s Zhang Lei ranked second and third respectively.
The two-wheel drive group of the Automobile Country: the Yunxiang Legion occupies the top two
In the national two-wheel drive group, Zi Yungang of Shaanxi Yunxiang Automobile Sports Co., Ltd. led Zhang Ming/Qin Xu of Yunxiang Club to win the stage championship by nearly eight minutes, and Jin Jianmin/Wu Fuxi of Ningxia Yuanhang Racing Team finished third.
“The sand in today’s stage is very soft. I saw many cars getting stuck in the sand, and it is easy to get lost today. My pilot performed very well in this regard,” Zi Yungang said after the race.
Han Wei/Liao Min of the Geely Shell Lubricating Oil Team and Aorigele/Chen Boyu of the Limo Xiongfeng Racing Team ranked fourth and fifth respectively, while Xu of the Geely Shell Lubricating Oil Racing Team led the overall score list. Eli lost a lot of time due to time penalties, getting lost and other problems on the day, and only finished the race in eighth place. In terms of total score, although Xu Eli lost some time in the race that day, he still took the lead with a time of 25 hours, 59 minutes and 41 seconds. Zi Yungang and Zhang Ming ranked second and third respectively.
That day is a day that needs to be forgotten for the Hard Tigers. Captain Shen Weijian, who had entered the state before, lost a lot of time in the game due to getting lost and being blocked by the sight caused by sandstorms. Failure and other reasons also cause a lot of loss.
After the end of the day’s race, the drivers will usher in SS8 (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital stage) on May 30. The starting and ending points are respectively set at C203 village road on the west side of S165 desert road in Minfeng County and Aoyitogluke in Yutian County. Township Yesi Youlegun Village, the highlight of this stage is that the race route will pass through the famous Niya ruins and Jingjue country ruins, while the desert and complex terrain will challenge drivers and pilots again.
SS7 stage results
(Text/China Automobile and Motorcycle Federation special reporter Fei Chaotu/Official photography team of Huanta)