Dakar-2016: Hans Stacey back the lead in the general classification

Caravan «Dakar-2016» bade farewell to Bolivia and returned to Argentina, and in the truck class revealed a new «fast weapons» — MAN.

Stage 6, where a caravan of «Dakar-2016» bade farewell to Bolivia and returned to Argentina, bypasses the unique Salar de Uyuni. Routes special stages for motorcycles, ATVs and jeeps circled him, moving to the south, and trucks — to the north, on a high plateau of the Altiplano. This 295-kilometer special stage became a place once uncompromising fight in the cargo classification, where all the «hanging on the maximum speed».

Stage won Dutchman Hans Stacey (and thus regained the lead in the general classification. Following finished his countrymen Gerard de Rooy(Iveco) and Peter Versluic (MAN).


The crews of «KAMAZ-master» Eduard Nikolaev, Dmitry Sotnikov, Andrew Karginova Ayrat Mardeeva and come with the highest backlog in three and a half minutes and took respectively 4, 5, 6 and 8 positions.


Experts say the sharp qualitative leap team Peter Versluisa. It's not just that the team got in the face of MAN Hans Stacey experienced and fast driver, but also in the car. Versluis hanging on the tail Stacy.

MAN engines are superior in its parameters engines Iveco.

The car has an excellent driving dynamics, the cruise control system (according to the regulations, it is called a system of limiting the maximum speed of the car) — all enchanted by the smooth and fast road.


Incidentally, Gerard De Rooy — the master of fast special stages — in time to orient and «shod» Iveco style WRC, namely 22.5-inch wheels with tires with a low profile and tread incised (when heavy braking is less heated, allow to pass turns at high speed).

As for KAMAZ, after 6 stages in the car Mardeeva problems in the gearbox (oil leak gland) Sotnikova in the car — with gear.


In the car competition, both on the Western Front Remarque without change: still leading Peugeot, Russians Vladimir Vasiliev / Konstantin Zhiltsov in 12th place.

Again there were quick, dusty rally road, had to overtake riders, eventually pulled Eric Van Loon on the Mini and began our signal. We missed it and drove 70 kilometers to his dust, it was impossible to get close...
Konstantin Zhiltsov


In offset ATV our Sergey Karjakin and at the end stage and the general classification in third place/

Because of the high altitude almost not sleep all night, headache, shivering. In the same state went to the special stage... The race was held around Lake Solar, who had to go around. At the end of the detour is worth a point, but no one knows exactly where it is. First Patronelli overtook me on the line... Second Patronelli brother, I did not see, but does not deviate from the set route, and never wrong. But on the second refueling I saw the two brothers together. Rather, they cut off the route, and by the way, yesterday, one of the brothers have added a good penalty for missing the point. Let's see what the final results will be...
Sergey Karjakin


One step separates participants of «Dakar-2016» from the rest of the day. Stage 7 will again rally. Besides Argentina, weather forecasters promise rains.


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

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