Eduard Nikolaev: I Started to take back the wheel collapsed and the car fell on the corner of the roof

Эдуард Николаев: Начал сдавать назад, колесо провалилось, и машина завалилась на угол крыши

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.

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“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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