Bensadoun, a senior manager of the popular shoe company ALDO when he is not racing, was happy at the end of the 6.75-kilometre prelude, despite some handling and mechanical problems with his BMW Desert Warrior.
"When I applied the brakes coming into a corner, the rear end wanted to come around. That is great for hairpin corners, but a bit of a handful on high speed sweepers," he admitted, also noting a power-steering leak.
Bensadoun and co-driver Patrick Beaulé are now facing 1,000 kilometres over the two days of the Teruel event.
The Baja Aragon desert race is considered by many as a rehearsal for the 14-day Dakar, which Bensadoun has already entered twice in his career.
|David Bensadoun (Photo: Aldo Racing/Service Presse)|