Two-time WRC champion Carlos Sainz was a great chance to enter the history of the legendary rally RAID to win the first “Dakar” on the territory of Latin America.
The Spaniard Volkswagen dominated the General classification in 2009. In addition, Carlos has already overcome the most difficult stages of the dune, laid on the Atacama desert.
However, the incorrect reading roadbook on the 12th stage from Fiambala to La Rioja has led to tragic consequences. Machine Sainz fell into the failure, it turned over upside down. Co-driver Michel Perrin suffered serious injuries and the crew was forced to terminate its participation in the competition.
The first winner of the Dakar in South America was Giniel De Villiers, but science has achieved its goal a year later, in 2010, becoming the winner of the rally-RAID.
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