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.
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).
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.
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.