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Dakar Rally 2014: EVR and BJ Baldwin reached Salta after grueling first week.



It is with quite some relief that the competitors of the Dakar in 2014 arrived in Salta in Argentina with a well deserved rest day, for men and machines. Indeed, this first week of the race has put an enormous strain on the competitors and the vehicles due to the very demanding terrain but also to the extreme heat which prevailed on the region since the start of the rally.

"You could not imagine more difficult circumstances to enter our new Chevrolet Colorado EVR VX-101 compete for the first time," explained Eric Vigouroux. "I do not remember having experienced such heat since the beginning of my career. This phenomenon adds an extra difficulty to the very competitive field, the length of the stages and the 'youth' of our cars so we had a very complicated task to perform. We just lived a week that we do not and will never forget!"

For EVR, the team has some mixed feelings. The ideal goal of finishing in the top 10 will not be met and the loss of the car of Guerlain Chicherit in a fire has been a very difficult episode. In contrast, the strong performance recorded in the third stage finishing 5th and crossing the CP1 the next stage in first place proved that the new Chevrolet Colorado EVR Proto VX-101 is clearly in the game and can definitely be competitive.

Despite the difficulties, Eric Vigouroux is very optimistic about the future: "While we experienced bad things during this first week we know that our car has the potential to compete with the best cars. After Dakar we will get to work to improve the vehicle and find solutions for the technical problems we had. They can be resolved and that is what makes me very confident for the future! "

Due to the premature departure of Guerlain Chicherit, all the resources of the team are now focused on the 318 crew consisting of BJ Baldwin and Quinn Cody who participate in their first rally together.

The vapor lock problems they encountered at the beginning of the rally has pushed them far back in the standings, making their progress very difficult because the tracks were in very bad condition after passing of many competitors, including the heavy trucks. Though the performances are not on the highest level yet the two men perform very regularly every day and deliver very important information about the behavior of the car.

Overall results SS06 Tucuman - Salta 260 km

PL
DRIVER / CODRIVER
RALLYCAR
TIME
DIFF
01
Roma / Perin (ES/F)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
22:11:28
00:00:00
02
Terranova / Fiuza (ARG/PT)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
22:41:58
00:30:30
03
Peterhansel / Cottret (F/F)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
22:44:51
00:33:23
04
De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz (RSA/D)
Toyota Hilux Imperial
22:52:22
00:40:54
05
Al Attiyah / Cruz (QT/ES)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
23:34:03
01:22:35
06
Sainz / Gottschalk (ES/D)
SMG Gache Buggy
24:11:06
01:59:38
07
Dabrowski / Czachor (PL)
Toyota Hilux Overdrive
24:11:07
01:59:39
08
Thomasse / Larroque (F/F)
MD Optimus Buggy
24:32:36
02:21:08
09
Holowczyc / Zhiltsov (PL/RUS)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
24:40:25
02:28:57
07
Malysz / Marton (PL/PL)
Toyota Hilux Overdrive
24:54:41
02:43:13

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2014/01/12 | 13:21 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/DEJONG











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Dakar Rally 2014: Honda Team HRC satisfied with 2014, begins work for 2015. | 20.01.2014 19:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: GWM/Haval achieves another Top 10 position in Dakar 2014. | 20.01.2014 19:38 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Solid finish for Lucio Alvarez and new Ford Racing team. | 20.01.2014 19:32 |




Dakar Rally 2014: De Villiers and Dabrowski as 4th and 7th best Toyotas. | 19.01.2014 21:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: 2013 winner Cyril Despres finishing fourth after tough race. | 19.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ronan Chabot and Gilles Pillot in fast finish in the Dakar. | 19.01.2014 21:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team El Martillo Racing finished in their first Dakar Rally. | 19.01.2014 20:15 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Riwald Dakar Team crosses the finish line in Valparaiso. | 19.01.2014 20:01 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:45 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:43 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Orlando Terranova celebrates his first stage win in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:51 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Strong show from Argentine Alvarez in arid Atacama in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:21 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team HRC riders overcome long stage and maintain posis. | 17.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Third stage victory for overall bikes leader Marc Coma. | 17.01.2014 01:47 |




Dakar Rally 2014: No surprises for Speedbrain team in Atacama stage 11. | 17.01.2014 01:41 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 01:36 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 00:31 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 16.01.2014 23:25 |




Dakar Rally 2014: The tenth stage brought gold - Stagewin for Czech Loprais. | 16.01.2014 22:48 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team Dessoude with the last two cars reached the finish SS10. | 16.01.2014 22:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ford´s Alvarez - "We handled it well and did a good job". | 16.01.2014 22:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Carlos Sainz "I'm really disappointed to be out of the race". | 16.01.2014 21:17 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini 22nd after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:32 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Great Wall Haval and Lavieille moves up after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:27 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Iveco-pilot Gerard de Rooy still on the lead after SS10. | 16.01.2014 20:00 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Mini´s are leading 1-2-3, second stagewin for Al Attiyah. | 16.01.2014 01:55 |




Dakar Rally 2014 BLOG: Dongfeng Challenge heading forward to Antofagasta. | 16.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS10 Wednesday | 16.01.2014 00:29 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Spectacular double for Honda - Barreda still second overall. | 15.01.2014 23:40 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Bad luck for Speedbrain - Israel Esquerre out after crash. | 15.01.2014 23:37 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Coma continues to lead the Dakar after SS10 Antofagasta. | 15.01.2014 22:26 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:52 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 15.01.2014 01:16 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 23:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 22:33 |




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