|Dakar Rally 2013: Difficult start for French Protruck driver Eric Vigouroux.|
The second stage of the Dakar, a 242 km loop, should have been a little more difficult than a warm-up, not as strong as the homonymous Peruvian drink, Pisco, and the Peruvian emblematic cocktail, the Pisco Sour - and more than just a few will feel like a hangover after such stage! Extremely hot weather, delicate navigation, sand, tricks, difficult, Pisco - Pisco was a hard stage.
"It´s a little disappointing as the beginning of the race", comments Protruck driver Eric Vigouroux, while eating at the bivouac. "I do not have the same sensations I had on the car in Morocco. We changed the black box which is meant to provide more power in altitude, at 4000 meters, and after proving I have not power, I´m worried, because it means that we will be losing time every day."
"Like today, we were looking for a waypoint and we lost 30 minutes, then, the rear tires lost air so we had to stop to change them and add another 10 minutes! It was a very hard special and it will take a while for all competitors that are here for the first time to make it to the bivouac! It is not the race start I dreamed, but I hope that day after day we will improve the black box performance."
2013/01/07 | 12:45 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/VIGOUROUX