The motorcycle racer Anastasiya Nifontova, who became the first Russian woman taking part in the “Dakar” does not exclude the possibility that the weather may make adjustments to the route of the rally-RAID.
The organizers cancelled the sixth stage of “Dakar-2017”
Previously due to hit Bolivia heavy rains had reduced the fifth stage of the competition, and the sixth was canceled altogether. Today, 8 January, the Dakar rest day.
Video: the Flood in the rally-RAID “Dakar-2017”
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Yesterday, the organizers of the prestigious rally-RAID “Dakar” have decided to cancel the sixth stage of the competition. The reason for this are the rains that washed away the route of the special stage.
The organizers cancelled the sixth stage of “Dakar-2017”
Instead, to overcome SU 527 km from Oruro to La Paz, the participants of “Dakar-2017” had to get to the capital of Bolivia in road mode.
The effects of the rain and the seriousness of the situation in Oruro you can see in the video.
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Today starts the 6th stage of the rally-marathon “Africa Eco race-2017”.
Dakhla / CivilitTotal: 744, 42 kmSpecial stage: 172, 54km
The stage started at 5 am, when the whole column of the “Africa Eco race-2017” was on duty the morning crossing on the border between Morocco and Mauritania.
After passing the neutral zone between border posts, the rally will start to undergo the 6 stages, which starts close to the Moorish village Boulanouar.
The stage will be fast on the sandy ground, but sometimes difficult from the point of view of navigation. However, obstacles are...
Due to rain the organizers of the prestigious rally-RAID “Dakar-2017” took the decision to cancel Saturday’s sixth stage of the competition, which was to begin in Oruro and finish in the Bolivian capital of La Paz.
On the eve of the blurry from the rain the roads it was decided to shorten the Friday’s stage to Oruro. Today, the weather conditions worsened, which forced the organizers not to abandon the special stage with a length of 527 km.
The cancellation of Saturday’s stage means that the participants of “Dakar-2017” will reach La Paz in road mode...
￼Today ended the first half of the rally-marathon “Africa Eco race”. The riders rode a total of almost 700 km to the bivouac in the resort town of Dakhla.
According to the pilot team “KAMAZ-master” Andrey Karginov, the current stage of his crew was relatively simple.
“The whole stage was driven at maximum speed, — said karginov. — Jeeps, however, we were overtaken because they have a top speed of 190-200 km/h, in trucks there is a limit up to 150 km/h were dangerous areas, rocks, but we drove carefully, without stabbing a single wheel”.
Russian Ravil Maganov became the winner of the fifth stage of the rally-RAID “Dakar” in the standings buggy, while the racers of the team “KAMAZ-Master” Eduard Nikolaev and Ayrat Mardeev took the second and third place in the standings of trucks.
The length of the fifth stage was to be 692 km long, of which 447 km were high-speed special stages, but the organizers decided to stop the race after the 219-kilometer due to bad weather conditions. Struggle on the stage was held at an altitude of over 3500 m above sea level and ended in victory for Sebastien Loeb in the...
Team Peugeot Sport has confirmed the gathering of Carlos Sainz in the race of the rally-marathon “Dakar-2017”.
Five kilometers before the finish of the fourth stage, the Spaniard was involved in a serious accident. He managed to get back on track and get to the bivouac, but after assessing the damage in the team stated that to carry out repairs in the allotted time will not succeed.
“Of course, I’m very upset, commented Sainz, after the first three stages, takes the second place. – We had a very good pace from the start of the rally-RAID. I very much regret that I...
Another 409 kilometers of the rally-RAID “Africa Eco race” behind. Road Morocco continues to present athletes unpleasant surprises in the form of punctured tyres and, consequently, loss of time, the press service of “KAMAZ-Master”.
The crew of Andrey Karginov on the way to the finish line struck two of the tires.
“Now goes to the crew, goes to the machines, said the overall leader. – The day went well for us not very good. First we went in the wrong direction. Decided to check, saw that we were going the wrong way, came back, lost about 10 minutes. Then...
On the fourth day after the start in Asuncion rally-RAID “Dakar-2017” arrived in Bolivia.
Until the last moment of the Bolivian program of the race was under question due to severe drought in the region. 131 out of 139 municipal districts of Bolivia are experiencing a severe shortage of drinking water, says the press service of “KAMAZ-Master”. In November, President Evo Morales declared a state of emergency. Race organizers agreed with the authorities that the route of the race will not be reduced only on condition that the race caravan will be fully Autonomous in...
Toyota pilot Nasser al-Attiyah forced to prematurely end his performance on “Dakar-2017” because of the damage to the vehicle obtained in the third stage of the prestigious rally-RAID.
The Qatari ran for the pit, resulting in his Toyota came off the wheel. In this regard, Nasser lost more than two hours the SU winner Stephane Peterhansel.
“It’s my fault quotes AUTOSPORT.com al-Attiyah after the competition day. – We were unlucky but this is racing. This Is The “Dakar”.
We played well, dominated, but all failed. Now I have to wait a whole year again to...