Monday, January 2, Morocco launched a military program is the ninth in the history of the rally-RAID “Africa Eco race”.
On the first day the participants had to overcome the 86-kilometer special stage, which in theory was supposed to be a warm-up before the main part of the program, but torrential rains turned even a short extra in a very difficult stage from the point of view of navigation and piloting.
“The Africa Eco race-2017” will be seven Russian crews
Gaps in the results were minimal, but some participants encountered problems, and others, such as Vladimir Vasilyev and Andrey karginov, has celebrated the first success.
You should start with the historical developments in motorcycles and ATVs, where the victory was celebrated 18-year-old GeV Sella. The Israelis, acting on a KTM bike, was ahead by 16 seconds Italian Paolo Cassie.
No luck with the current winner Paul Andres Ullevalseter. The Norwegian has faced problems in navigation and lost to the leader 1 minute and 59 seconds, finishing the third. Russian Dmitry Agoshkov showed only the 23-th result, while debutant Alexander Maksimov ATV Yamaha became the sixth.
In the category of SUVs was not equal to the Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsova. The G-Energy Team crew overcame the distance in 1 hour and 9 seconds ahead at the finish by 1 minute and 3 seconds the Frenchman Thierry Magnaldi.
A leader in the truck class on the first day was the newcomer, the winner of “Dakar-2014” Andrey karginov. The driver of the “KAMAZ-Master” ahead for 3 minutes and 52 seconds Czech Yaroslav Valtr on Tatra. Unfortunately, no luck with another representative of the team from Naberezhnye Chelny, Sergey Kupriyanov, who, because of a puncture lost my partner of almost 15 minutes.
On 3 January the participants of the “Africa Eco race-2017” is waiting for the first serious test. The length of the phase Domain Mule/Taconite will be 393.10 km, of which 369.94 km will have to overcome in combat mode.
The results are being prepared
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