The leader of the truck category, the Eduard Nikolaev told about how, for him, was the 13th stage of the rally-marathon “Dakar-2018”.
After leaving Federico Villagra the driver of the “KAMAZ-Master” remained without rivals and is leading with an advantage of about four hours, but the penultimate day of the race was difficult for him.
You can’t relax until the finish. The results of the 13th stage of the rally-marathon “Dakar-2018”
“Very heavy extra today We squeezed out all possible of the crew, and out of the car, – shared his impressions of Nikolaev. In the first part of the route we are under the finish went down the grip. Switched transmission only with the help of double-declutching. And the second part was convoluted and required a lot of switching. I had a blast! Very tired: almost 14 hours in the car did arrive very late. Thought it would be just winding DOP WRC style, but the last 30 kilometers we brought in some gorges, mountains, stones, trial. If there is someone wheel breaks, there will be traffic jam. A can come only in the morning”.
Ayrat Mardeev, who rose to third place in the General classification, said: “Today we fulfilled the functions of “squires” of Eduard Nikolaev’s crew. The entire route was covered their. It would seem that the race is coming to an end, but today’s stage is surprisingly interesting and varied. Even today, instead of the expected rally fast straights as the full set of traditional road coverings from FESH-FESH to a rocky trial. I believe that the development of route sporting Director of the Dakar Marc Coma did a great job”.
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