Anniversary of the 40-th rally-marathon “Dakar” becomes so complex and treacherous that crews need to be careful literally in all areas. This includes the Pacific coast in Peru, which is famous for some of the biggest waves on the planet.
A victim of one of such waves in the course of the fifth stage was the Yazeed al-Rajhi. The Saudi team X-Raid drove too close to the water, the car was picked up by a wave and carried away from the shore so I had to wait for help.
“On the beach were two tracks, and we chose wrong” – quoted by al-Raja press-service of the team.
It is noteworthy that this is the second curious incident with Saudi driver in the course of the current “Dakar”. In the second phase, he collided with his teammate Boris Garafulic, which, ironically, and pulled his car out of the water.
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