After two days of the rally-RAID “Dakar-2017” Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew was on the second place after Dutchman Martin van Den brink behind him in 3 minutes, 9 seconds.
“A very hot day, – admitted the centurions. It was difficult to understand what mode we’re going. Just saw the moving Villagra, closing in on him and a long drive in his dust, thinking that a lot of time to lose.
Many had problems with the dust. Typical for the first days stage, where many of the villages limits. Not to say that required high flying, there was a special “taxiing”, but rather was required to stop and then quickly accelerate. It was important not to catch the fines. Glad I was able to consistently make”.
The crew Eduard Nikolaev is the ninth with a lag of 4 minutes and 32 seconds, and Anton Shibalov ranks 15th place, behind the leader 8 minutes and 37 seconds.
“There were moments when he entered the cloud of dust and just stopped due to zero visibility. Stood virtually in the dark until you sit down dust, said Shibalov. – Then miraculously went around the jeep stopped in the dust between the fences that protected the farmland.
The result is very much dependent on luck – how free in front of you was the road, so quickly you were going. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that after the first CP tracks going to separate this cars and trucks set-off agreed very much that we had podustali jeeps”.
Ayrat Mardeev is 18-m with a lag of 17 minutes and 39 seconds.
“I went with a fairly good pace, to the extent allowed thick dust hanging over the track. But at 100 kilometers from the finish, burst hose Gur. The Troubleshooting took about 12 minutes,” said Airat.
Today the trucks will pass three SU with a length of 199 km from Tucuman to San Salvador de Jujuy.
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