The leader of the General standings in the truck category, Eduard Nikolaev told about the incident, which occurred in the beginning of the fifth stage of the rally-RAID “Dakar-2018”.
On one of the dunes the truck “KAMAZ-Master” lying on its side, which resulted in the loss of 17 minutes. Despite this, Nikolaev won a second victory in a row and has consolidated the first position in the General classification.
BAM, and we’re right in the pit! The results of the dramatic fifth stage of “Dakar-2018”
“A difficult day. Saturated stage with the treacherous dunes. And they are not large, rather a La Moorish and very plump, – said Nikolaev in interview to the press service of “KAMAZ-Master”. – Launched the first. Us started the Argentine Villagra. One dune I could not immediately take. Started to back up. There was a ledge, and fell the wheel. The machine fell. Even I would not say that fell on its side. And it fell on a corner of the roof. Of course, they themselves could not leave.
Almost immediately drove up to Coloma, immediately blinked that will help. I am very grateful to him, because riding the back of our guys we’d have to wait a little longer. Martin put us on the road very quickly. At this point, spent about 17 minutes. Then I tried to play. In the end we got even to win a stage and at the end of the day to build the lead in the General classification from Federico Villagra”.
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