Team Peugeot Sport has confirmed the gathering of Carlos Sainz in the race of the rally-marathon “Dakar-2017”.
Five kilometers before the finish of the fourth stage, the Spaniard was involved in a serious accident. He managed to get back on track and get to the bivouac, but after assessing the damage in the team stated that to carry out repairs in the allotted time will not succeed.
“Of course, I’m very upset, commented Sainz, after the first three stages, takes the second place. – We had a very good pace from the start of the rally-RAID. I very much regret that I will be able to realize this potential.”
For “Matador” this gathering was the fifth in a row at the “Dakar”. After his victory in 2010, won behind the wheel of a Volkwagen, every time he faces problems. But if after the bad luck at the “Dakar-2011” Sainz at least was able to finish third in subsequent years – after missing in 2012 and never completed the race.
2013 – Six rounds of that engine failure
2014 – Ten stages, accident on the road section
2015 – the Five stages in the accident
2016 – Ten stages, breaking the drive shaft
2017 Four – stage, accident
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