|Dakar Rally 2014: Ales Loprais´ battle for survival in the Trucks continues.|
Organizers promised that they will prepare really hard Dakar. Stages confirmed they words. Challenging stages are destroying technique, participants are exhausted. The fifth stage from Chilecito to Tucumán wasn’t different.
After the repeat failure of 4x4 dust the mechanics of the InstaForex Loprais Team worked really hard overnight to be the Tatra "Queen 69" fine. It happened, but Ales Loprais started up from the depth of field and had to push through forward. He was sixteenth on the first waypoint, on the second he was seventh. That was true until the fourth waypoint, the truck-crew checked its position. On the fifth checkpoint, which was also the end of the first part of the special, had to fans of the team waited for long 38 minutes to finally see the Queen. After 211 km was Loprais 13th.
Neutralization, crossing to the start of the second measured section, has the team mastered and re-released into the sharp racing. It was the ninth place on the seventh waypoint which Aleš retained until the end of the gruelling stage. Dunes, sand, dust, stones and oppressive heat took a pounding to all even though the organizers shortened the stage from 527 km to 428 km.
Motorcycles burned, cars and trucks didn’t want to go and many of those who hoped to a good rank, reached the finish with a huge delay. The situation also unfortunately affected the Czechs, Martin Kolomý Wednesday didn’t reach the finish. Jaroslav Valtr, Josef Kalina and Jakub First, the crew of the Liaz truck will not reach the finish of the 2014 Dakar Rally like a year before. The same scenario repeats – motor of their vehicle didn’t make the hardest rally in the world.
The Russian Stonikov from Kamaz dealt the best with the rigors of the fifth stage, Ales Loprais lost 42:04 minutes to him. The second 519 crew of Jan Tománek was on the 15th place with the lost of 7 minutes and 34 seconds. Overall is Ales Loprais on the seventh place with the lost of an hour and 39 minutes to De Rooy on the first place and 20 minutes to the third Nikolajev.
Overall results SS05 Chilecito - Tucuman ca. 300 km
||DRIVER / CODRIVER
||De Rooy/Colsoul/Rodewald (NL)
||Stacey/Ruf/Der Kinderen (NL)
||Vila Rocy, Pep (ES)
||Van Vliet/Pronk/Klein (NL)
||Kuipers, Rene (NL)
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2014/01/10 | 20:12 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/LOP