Dakar-2016: 419 kilometers of very fast WRC

In the fourth phase of El Niño retreated from the shores of «Dakar», De Rooy «shaken hegemony KAMAZ», and Peugeot leaders are swapped.

Fears that the high-speed special stage will be shortened due to bad weather, were not confirmed. In the fourth stage, the crews had to overcome all of the planned 419 kilometers.

Recall crews sports car circular stage after return to Jujuy, the machine will be delivered in a closed park without the right to access to crews and Assistance, who in the morning went to the Bolivian border town of Tarija.


Start the truck was given at 11:56. Yesterday's failure in sports timing system which resulted in the crew Ayrat Mardeeva appeared thrown on 30 minutes from the best time of Martin Coloma, was eliminated during the night, in the morning on the start list Ayrat held the 5th position.


The fourth stage took the form of WRC.

Eduard Nikolaev, the fastest pilot of the" KAMAZ-master ", which showed the fifth result in the truck standings. Ayrat Mardeev, Andrei and Dmitry Sotnikov Karginov, respectively, on the 9th, 11th and 18th places. Sotnikova crew had technical problems, as well as in the previous step (then punched the air tube and "virtually no brakes," and now — a fault in the high-pressure fuel system).

Special stage was the altitude, but was not rocky. At 20–25 kilometers binding and «hang» all day at maximum speed. The struggle is in seconds. Just a little off-road. Our car is still set on the sand, roads, rivers and parched riverbed rate movement Op-Piste. This is not quite the usual pace for us.
Eduard Nikolaev


Victory celebrated Gerard De Rooy on Iveco. The Dutchman was 419 km long with the result of additional 3 hours 58 minutes 16 seconds. The second result Peter Versluisa at MAN (+00: 37). Hans Stacey (MAN) — third (01: 18), Argentine Federico Villagra — fourth (01: 46).


Gerard De Rooy commented on his victory.

We are not very much involved in the car this year, mostly small things. It worked, for example by the paging system of the wheels. The main thing this year people. Together with MAN — you know, they are also very good ride — I think we will be able to shake the hegemony of «KAMAZ» in the «Dakar». Federico Villagra — a breakthrough. It is a rally driver, he has extensive experience in the Argentine championship, and he is not afraid to go fast.
Gerard De Rooy


In the passenger seat in the championship top four redistributed: in the first place — Stephane Peterhansel, in second — Carlos Sainz, on the third — Sebastien Loeb, all three of the Team Peugeot. Fourth place at Nasser Al-Attii on the MINI, a former comrade Sainz team Volrswagen. Crew Vladimir Vasiliev in 13th place (00: 10: 40, which once again confirms the bullet format of «Dakar-2016»).


In motorcyclists leader Pavlo Portuguese Gonzalez, among kvadromototsiklistov best time at the Peruvian Alexis Hernandez, Sergei Korjakin showed the fourth result (+ 00: 36).


Photo: Press-service of the team «KAMAZ-master», dakar.com.

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