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Dakar 2007: Jaroslav Katrinak made it in the overall Top 10.

Everyone from the East European MOL-biker team reached the capital of Senegal. The first one was Jaroslav Katrinak, arriving at Hotel Meridien's parking lot (that is now the center of the race for that day). Katrinak finished as 19th today, and came up to the 9th position in the totals. He told, that after CP1 his GPS died, and his navigational system was working only at times, therefore it didn't show whether he had passed the necessary points. From then on he was a bit nervous and took his tempo back, because Marc Coma's story popped into his mind. Coma fell out from the lead because he lost his concentration for a moment. Katrinak didn't want to make the same mistake, because getting to the finish is most important for him.

Péter Kátai was 21st today, 22 in the totals. This day he wasn't being economical with energy, because in just a few minutes there were a few people who wanted to battle against him. He paid close attention as not to get lost, and he managed to complete his mission. János Dési - the other biker - was waiting for him in Dakar, who promised to go to Lac Rose and cheer for him.

The Romanian Emanuel Gyenes finished just behind Kátai, which is not so much surprising, they were biking together all the way. Actually, Gyenes was driving in Kátai's dust cloud. It did not matter though, when they entered the capital. The KTM pilot was extremely happy for having reached Dakar. He said it was an awesome feeling to enter the gate and see how the crowd is cheering for each and every arriving pilot.

2007/01/21 | 12:03 CET | Editor: MR/

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