Anastasia Nifontova: due to the weather it’s unclear what will happen next

Анастасия Нифонтова: Из-за погоды пока непонятно, что будет дальше

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”

“Raining cats and dogs. Like for a while the sun came out, but then again delayed, – said Nifontova in comments to the correspondent of the TACC. Questioned further advance. The longest stage is already cancelled”.

“Because of the weather it’s unclear what will happen next,” said Nifontova, occupying 82-th place in offset of motorcycles, explaining that the route can be further adjusted.

This, in particular, due to the passage of one of the special stages on 9 January on a dry salt lake of Uyuni in Bolivia. The decision of the organizers can take today.

Nifontova also touched on the subject of large numbers of people who are along the route.

“Just a hedge, – said Anastasia. – Go and feel like Michael Jackson”.

In addition, she noted that the first days of the rally it was very difficult.

“Was sick and was nauseous because of the heat and headaches. But as they began to climb the mountains where much cooler, it became easier – said Nifontova. – In General, in the early days struggled with the body.”

Alexander Ivanyutin, which occupies 31-e a place in offset of motorcycles, also complained about the extremely hot weather in the early days.

“After two (first) days tired said Epanutin by phone to the correspondent of TASS. But now I feel fine.”

11-the multiple champion of Russia on motocross also said that at one stage on his motorcycle there was a problem with the navigation equipment.

“Broke a roadbook. I had to go without him,” explained Alexander.

Epanutin noticed that the rest tries to drive smoothly, as on “Dakar” it is extremely important the stability of the displayed results.

“Quickly go dangerous”, – said the driver.

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Source translated by Яндекс.Переводчик

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