The driver of the “KAMAZ-Master” Dmitry Sotnikov won the eighth stage of “Dakar-2018”, spoke about how for him the day passed, and what exactly led to great loss of time yesterday.
“Good pace we took from the start and eventually even managed to win the stage, – quotes Sotnikova press the press service of “KAMAZ-Master”. – Today is a good day, unlike yesterday when he failed turbocharger. His replacement lost more than an hour. Then he went quickly, but we have fallen motorcyclist had to dramatically change the trajectory, this hooked the wheel of sharp hill. I had to change the wheel in an awkward place on this still lost time.”
The leader of “KAMAZ-Master” Eduard Nikolaev, confidently takes the first place in the General classification, in the eighth stage, was fourth.
“The race yesterday and today took place at high altitudes. All very nice, but not very good for engines. Don’t work at the tempo in which you would like. Nevertheless, we have tried our best not to give a lot of opponents, knowing that today we give,– said Nikolaev. – At the first part of today’s special stage (before neutralization zone) I knew the result that our guys did well and they said that your Villagra the trail is good to go. Stage happy. Most importantly, the car was intact and the crew is in order. It can be seen that Federico Villagra, and the Tone of Genugten from the team Iveco greatly increased in speed, and, for example, Genugten often goes, that is, on the brink of a foul. It is clear that there is to be a lot of struggle.”
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