Russian Anastasiya Nifontova motorcycle racer received a medal for second place among women in the category.
Only race was attended by nine women, three of them in the category of motorcycles. The best time among the riders showed the Spaniard Laya Sanz, who finished in 16th place in the overall standings.
As told TASS Anastasia, all the participants of the rally-RAID has faced enormous physical exertion: “a lot of people have gone the distance, including due to the fact that they felt bad. So I certainly feel some sense of pride that we were able to overcome all that and finish, and even to take second place among the girls.”
Anastasia took in the overall standings motorcycles 75th place. As she said herself, racer, the most difficult was the tenth stage of the rally-RAID held in Argentina.
“Was difficult to navigate, and the track itself, explained Nifontova. Usually there are stretches where you can sit on the bike and just go, relax a little. Here, for a second it was impossible to sit for very large technical pieces”. According to her, in General, to overcome the stage she spent 10 hours.
Nifontova also noted the success of his teammate of motor club “Moscow police” Alexander Ivanyutin, who took 32nd place: “a Large percentage of racers that participate in the “Dakar” for the first time, in principle, not finish it. So that is what we got the first time. Sasha also showed a very good result, because in front of him only factory racers who have both training and experience.”
Himself Epanutin, in turn, noted that the participation in the “Dakar” was much heavier than he had imagined: “this is my first race of such a plan. Before this training I was not very good. Before the “Dakar” I participated in two rally raids, the second of which I broke my leg.
At first it was hard due to the fact that I’m not used to the bike, I had no training, as well as Anastasia. But during the race I began to get used to, and the result is every day becoming better and better. But overall I’m happy. The important thing is that everything went without falls and injuries”.
According to Nifontova, athletes are sure that next time will be able to prepare better, although not yet know whether they will participate in the “Dakar” in 2018.
“Now we have an understanding of how to prepare, what to do, — said Anastasia. — When you participate for the first time, you know, just some rumors that as a Yes. Now we are faced with this, and everything became more or less clear”.
This year “Dakar” passed in the territory of Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia and was completed on 14 January in Buenos Aires. Only race was attended by nine women, three of them in the category of motorcycles. The best time among the riders showed the Spaniard Laya Sanz, who finished in 16th place in the overall standings.
Want to get the most current news website on your mobile device? Subscribe to our channel in the Telegram!