Despite the cancellation of the ninth stage of “Dakar-2018”, Monday brought some interesting news with rally-marathon – the leader in the category of SUVs Carlos Sainz has received a ten-minute penalty for potentially dangerous behavior.
The Spaniard was suspected of collision with one of the participants in the category of ATVs Keith Selenom, which occurred on Saturday. According to the rules, he had to stay and help the athlete, but didn’t.
“This unfair decision. I am unhappy, said science reporters. – I avoided the incident: there was no contact, the machine remained intact”.
From damage the engine to fall off the cliff. Black band Carlos Sainz on the Dakar
He is a Dutch ATV rider problems will arise. But it is unclear whether he fell because of their own mistakes or as a result of contact.
“I looked over and saw me catching machine Peugeot, he said. – I wanted to go to the side, but was suddenly in the air.”
Peugeot Sport boss Bruno Famennian believes that the alleged incident happened at a speed of 150 km/h, so if the impact really was, it would be evident in the condition of both vehicles.
Despite the penalty, Sainz continues to lead in the overall standings. His advantage over Nasser al-Attia still a very respectable 56 minutes and 36 seconds.
242-kilometer ninth stage, scheduled for Monday, was canceled because of heavy rain and a huge landslide on the road from Tupiza to Salta. Tuesday rally-marathon in combat mode.
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