Stage two of this year’s Africa Eco Race took the competitors over 393 kilometres from Moulay Domain to Tagounite
in Southwest Morocco.
Italian Paolo Ceci won the stage in the bikes category.
The Honda rider also moved into the overall race lead.
Gev Teddy Sella followed his opening stage victory with a second place finish in Tagounite.
The South African KTM rider is now one minute and 19 seconds off the overall pace.
It could have been a lot worse for Sella who recovered well from an over-the-handle-bars spill during the day’s action.
Russian Vladimir Vasilyev maintained his perfect start to this year’s edition.
The mini driver won his second straight stage to open up a sizeable gap at the top of the car standings.
He holds just over a 25 minute lead on Frenchman Thierry Magnaldi who was fourth on the day.
Crossing the stage finish line in second was Magnaldi’s fellow countryman Pascal Thomasse in his Optimus MD.
Thomasse was just under 21 minutes off Vasilyev’s pace but it move him up 16 places into fourth overall at 35 minutes.
Andrey Karginov strengthened his grip in the Trucks category with two wins from two.
The Russian Kamaz driver is now some 22 minutes clear of Czech Tatra driver Jaroslav Valtr.