January 4, the participants of the rally-marathon “Africa EKO Flight” crossed the equator Moorish part of the race, after a stage length of more than 430 km In the third stage, first in trucks was once again the crew Andrew Karginova from the team “KAMAZ-Master”.
“We knew that today’s stage will partly repeat of yesterday – quoted Karginov press service of “KAMAZ-Master”. Here was the same piece of sand dunes, off-road, only the site itself was longer. We had pre-tuned it, tried not to repeat yesterday’s mistakes – not to puncture the wheel. And today everything went without a hitch”.
But the crew of Sergey Kupriyanov continue to pursue failure. If the first day of the race, the athletes lost valuable time due to a punctured wheel, today about one and a half hours they had to spend to repair the radiator that have failed.
“Today we have passed the Sands quite well, but somewhere in this area seem to have collected on the radiator fan, and maybe it broke for other reasons, but whatever it was, we drained coolant. Had to stop to change the fan, patched the radiator. In short, there was lots of work”, – said Sergey.
In the category of SUVs continues to dominate the crew of Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov in the Mini. The Russians won the third stage in a row, ahead of three minutes nearest rival Thierry Magnaldi. In the overall advantage of the crew Vasilyev and do is 28 minutes.
In the motorcycle class, the second win in the rally-marathon 2017 was won by 18-year-old Gavin of the Village, while the overall leader Paolo Cecchi encountered technical problems and lost 52 minutes. Russian rider Dmitry Agoshkov finished fifth, the same position he goes in the General classification.
January 5, the participants of the “Africa Eco race” will cross the stage with a total length of 409 km.
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