Two-time winner of “Dakar” Nasser al-Attiyah was fastest on the first stage of the rally-RAID 2017, but successful start for the Qatari was marred by technical problems at the finish.
After the solemn ceremony of start in Asuncion the Paraguayan participants had a 39 km long special stage.
Al-Attiyah, this year moved behind the wheel of a Toyota Hilux, set the pace in the category of SUVs, finishing first with a time of 25 minutes and 41 seconds. However, after a high-speed section from under the hood of the car of the Qatari smoke. So at the bivouac he went on the tug partner Ingela de Villers.
The second with a delay of 24 seconds was a former racer, WRC, Xavier Pons, acting on a Ford Ranger.
Winner of “Dakar-2014” Nani Roma, who, like al-Attiyah, moved from Mini to Toyota, showed the third time.
The best of the Quartet of Peugeot Sport turned out to be Carlos Sainz. Sebastien Loeb was sixth, and between the two Champions WRC wedged de Villiers.
The winner of the “silk road 2016” Cyril despres was eighth, while reigning Victor of “Dakar” Stephane Peterhansel took 12 th place.
The Yazeed al-Rajhi was the fastest representative of the X-raid Mini, sitting in seventh place with a lag of 1 minute and 6 seconds from the al attii ahead just 14 seconds of team mate Mikko Hirvonen, who became the ninth.
In the category of trucks, the first three lines took the crews on three different machines – Martin Kolomý with Tatra showed the best time, ahead by 13 seconds Tone Genugten van on Iveco. Third went to Martin van den brink, acting on the truck by Renault.
The best riders of the Russian team “KAMAZ-Master” was Eduard Nikolaev. Winner of “Dakar-2013” is the sixth, losing to the incumbent’s winner Gerard de Rooy only eight seconds. Dmitry Sotnikov – the 10th, and Ayrat Mardeev was the 14th, Anton Shibalov – 15th.
In offset of motorcycles the best time unexpectedly showed French rider Xavier de Soltre on a Yamaha, while reigning winner Toby Price was only 17th.
Russian rider Alexander Ivanyutin showed 70-th result, Anastasiya Nifontova was 134th.
In the Quad class the pace was set by the Brazilian Marcelo Medeiros. Sergey Karjakin started his fourth career Dakar rally with the seventh time.
|5.||302||Giniel De Villiers||Toyota||+0,41|
|7.||306||The Yazeed al-Rajhi||Mini||+1,06|
|8.||307||Cyril Despre||Peugeot||+Of 1.14|
|10.||310||Eric Van Loon||Toyota||+Of 1.22|
|2.||507||Ton Van Genugten||Iveco||+0,13|
|3.||506||Martin Van Den Brink||Renault Trucks||+0,25|
|5.||500||Gerard De Rooy||Iveco||+0,42|
|14.||501||Ayrat Of Makeew||KamAZ||+1,41|
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