Michael Docherty: “The navigation was definitely key”

Dakar 2023 | Stage 2 | AL HENAKIYAH > AL DUWADIMI
January 2 nd 2023 - 15:12 [GMT + 3]

The South African, who is racing in the Rally 2 class, lit up the special by taking part in the fight for victory almost entirely throughout the stage, but finished with the 17th best time in the end. Nonetheless, he still leads his category.

Michael Docherty - Stage 2 - ENG

“It was good. The beginning part was pretty cool. It was very, very technical, so I think a lot of my motocross skills and all that came into play. I felt really good at the beginning and then I just lost a lot of time with silly mistakes and taking the wrong direction. Like I say, I’m learning. It’s only the second day. It’s good that I’m the first Rally 2 rider. It was difficult, that’s for sure. The navigation was definitely key on most of the sections. I’m just looking forward to the rest of the two weeks”.

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