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SA-Dakar Rally: Iveco lost their way which cost them wednesday´s stagewin.






It looked so good for Team de Rooy until the dunes came on wednesday´s SS10. At WP4 the first 4 places were for the Iveco drivers. A navigation mistake cost them the victory and gave Kamaz the opportunity to take their first victory in 2012.

Overall, Gerard de Rooy keeps enough margin and doesn’t has to worry yet. He now is 59:27 minutes ahead of his team mate Hans Stacey, who is only 4:50 minutes ahead of Ardavichues. It’s going to be a thrilling contest the coming days.

"Again a nasty day but we drove well until we - Hans, Miki and I - made the same mistake and went wrong for about 4 kilometres" said Gerard de Rooy after the stage. "Wednesday, just like tuesday, my anti roll bar supports of the front axle were bended again. So tonight again a bit of work for our mechanics, but they are quite trained now", laughs Gerard. "So there’s still hope for the next days!"

It’s never boring to report on a winning team. So let’s continue today where we stopped tuesday. Stacey was on the lead at WP1 and had 35:12 minutes on the chronometer, followed by De Rooy and quite close by Karginov and Ardavichus with their Kamaz trucks. Pep Vila passes 5th, Jo Adua and Miki Biasion started prudent but they are still very close.

The next kilometres nothing changes only Karginov, who passed 3rd at WP2, disappears and looses - probably due to a flat tyre - more than 15 minutes. At WP4 the drivers did 177 kilometre of the special and are almost halfway. It was still thrilling between the team mates Hans Stacey and Gerard de Rooy, they didn’t budge an inch. The difference at WP4 was only 1 second, this time Stacey was 1st.

After 219 kilometres of Special stage, the high, tough dunes were waiting. After 7 kilometres of dunes at WP5 it turned out that this was Gerard’s terrain, he took the lead again and was 1:55 minute ahead of Stacey, followed by Biasion at 3:09 mins and Vila at 5:38 mins. Jo Adua closes the Iveco-train, he was 7th and 17:32 minutes behind. So at this moment the team had 5 Iveco’s in the top-7...

Bad-luck pursued our leaders; Stacey, Biasion and De Rooy loosed time due to navigation mistakes. Gerard loosed almost 11 minutes with respect to the foregoing waypoint.

Now Ardavichus passed 1st with a time of 4.07.29 hours. Gerard was 4:32 minutes behind. Karginov took the 3rd place at 6:48 minutes. Biasion and Vila were 4th and 5th. Stacey was 6th but loosed quite some time and was 16:51 minutes behind, the difference between him and Ardavichus became closer.

The leader of the general rankings knew to reduce the damage at the finish line. Ardavichus passed first with a total time of 5.06.11 hours. Karginov took the 2nd place at 2.18 minutes and De Rooy only missed 2:23 minutes.

The Italian rallyrider Biasion was doing good again, just like tuesday, and finished 4th at 5:42 minutes. Pep Vila took a splendid 5th place at 11:39 minutes and De Rooy closed the Iveco-train being 6th at 14:16 minutes.

2012/01/12 | 15:05 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/DEROOY/WEYENS











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SA-Dakar 2012: Imperial Toyota South Africa team now officially 3rd & 10th. | 10.04.2012 15:13 |




SA-Dakar 2012: New rally-book about the Dakar "Tales From The Bivouac" | 29.03.2012 20:51 |




Dakar Rally 2013: Hungarian Opel Team - typical semi-team rallystory | 05.02.2012 01:04 |




SA-Dakar Rally: OSCar eO becomes the first electric vehicle to finish Dakar. | 29.01.2012 22:56 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Recap - Robby Gordon "Ready to start talking about 2013". | 22.01.2012 14:36 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Darren Skilton finished with the help of Australia´s Olholm. | 21.01.2012 22:20 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Third successive truck category win for Japanese Hino Trucks. | 19.01.2012 16:43 |




SA-Dakar Rally: The "real" car heroes - Xavier Foj wins T2 production class. | 16.01.2012 21:33 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Rally costs Peru 400 mio USD, country will be start in 2013. | 16.01.2012 18:57 |




SA-Dakar Rally: "Ginny" and "Schnietz" - A story of friendship and respect. | 16.01.2012 18:18 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Mitsubishi result - "Small moments have significant impact". | 16.01.2012 16:09 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Jihong/Min best Nissan & Chinese, Magnaldi 3rd in buggies. | 16.01.2012 14:51 |




SA-Dakar Rally: André Dessoude - "Not a difficult Dakar, but a complicated". | 16.01.2012 14:19 |




SA-Dakar Rally: History in Trucks - Iveco first time beat legendary Kamaz. | 15.01.2012 23:39 |




SA-Dakar Rally: "Dakar Dominator" - X-raid with 5 Mini and 3 BMW in Lima. | 15.01.2012 23:00 |




SA-Dakar Rally: First X-raid win - Quandt "Achieved our long-awaited goal". | 15.01.2012 22:38 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Sousa/Garcin in Top 10 - Great Wall "Let´s talk about future". | 15.01.2012 21:59 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Peterhansel, Foj, Chabot and De Rooy winners cars & trucks. | 15.01.2012 20:55 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Aprilia without changing engine - Duclos "Think about 2013". | 15.01.2012 20:37 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Husqvarna Speedbrain Team happy about 6 podium finishes. | 15.01.2012 20:19 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Kinigadner "Despres/Coma battle one of tightest in history". | 15.01.2012 20:05 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Cyril Despres 4th Dakar title ever, 11th for KTM from Austria. | 15.01.2012 19:03 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS TRUCKS: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 18:18 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS CARS: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 18:16 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS BIKES: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 17:32 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Dakar reaches Lima City - De Rooy winner in trucks. | 15.01.2012 16:32 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Third at first Dakar Rally - Toyota makes motorsport history. | 15.01.2012 16:17 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Peterhansel, Roma and De Villiers the car winners. | 15.01.2012 15:17 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: That´s it for Bikes - Coma penalty, Despres winner. | 15.01.2012 15:07 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Ten Brinke/Baumel best Mitsubishi crew in 2012 and Top 10. | 15.01.2012 13:54 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Dessoude´s Zhou Jihong / Liao Min best Nissan after SS 13. | 15.01.2012 13:10 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Hino Trucks to achieve goal of winning "Under 10-litre class". | 15.01.2012 12:46 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Sensational 3rd place for Toyota - only 29 kms to finish line. | 15.01.2012 12:03 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Carlos Sousa and Great Wall gets back the 7th place overall. | 14.01.2012 22:46 |




SA-Dakar Rally: X-raid Peterhansel and Iveco De Rooy on the edge of glory. | 14.01.2012 21:58 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Aprilia´s Alain Duclos last factory-rider without engine change. | 14.01.2012 21:24 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Peterhansel wins in cars, Karginov-Kamaz in Trucks. | 14.01.2012 20:28 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Leader Cyril Despres "SS 13 was psychologically very tough". | 14.01.2012 19:59 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Speedbrain - "The final demanding test of this year´s race". | 14.01.2012 19:35 |




















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