The pilot of “KAMAZ-Master” Eduard Nikolaev commented on the results of the 12-th stage of “Dakar-2018”, after which he regained the lead in the trucks, ahead of Federico Villagra for just one second.
One second after 7.5 thousand kilometers. The results of the 12th stage of the rally-marathon “Dakar-2018”
“The second difference in “General”. This to my mind was not yet, – said Edward. – I remember, of course, as Andrey karginov at the moment were taken from [Gerard] de Roy, but it was minutes.
I thought that in this day we will take Villagery, but it quickly goes. As luck would have it there was a failure of the pneumatic system. The air out of the system. We pounded the faulty valve, have tried different.
Eventually rescued Dmitry Sotnikov. Took part with his car. Then I had to change the side gear, the consequences of failure at the previous stage of the main reducer, and the ensuing long drive by the lock. But it was the service in the zone of neutralization so, fortunately, this repair is to offset time did not go.”
Navigator Ruslan Akhmadeev of Dmitry Sotnikov’s crew, No. 502, rescued Nikolaev, added: “Sometimes it is very important to be at the right time in the right place. This time we helped the crew of Eduard Nikolaev. Removed from my car a necessary part of the pneumatic system. Now the whole team works on the overall result.
As for the navigation work, it was very difficult. A lot of traces, many of the riverbeds. With all this, the pilot had to be careful not to pierce the dry branch of the tire and not cut the wheel on sharp rocks”.
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