Ravil Maganov and Kirill Shubin led the standings buggy after the starting stage of the rally-RAID “Dakar”, which was held on 2 January.
40-kilometer special stage through Paraguay the crew of the 27-year-old Russian showed the time of 34 minutes 32 seconds and 41 seconds ahead of the Spanish Navarro and Vidal.
Nasser al-Attiyah quickest on the first stage of “Dakar-2017”, Eduard Nikolaev finished 6th in the category of trucks
Immediately after the finish, the stage winner in the class buggy were the Dutchman Tim Coronel. But then, the rally organizers admitted their mistake and sent Tim and his brother Tom performing at the Suzuki Swift, to the class car. Thus, the buggy class at the “Dakar-2017” was reduced to 8 carriages, and Ivan Shubin and on Polaris winners of the stage.
Today at the “Dakar” will be held the 2nd stage between Resistencia and San Miguel. Its total length is 803 km, out of which 284 km will have the special stage. First to start at 15:30 Moscow time will be motorcyclists.
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