Nikolaev crew won the 11th stage of “Dakar” in the standings trucks

The crew of “KAMAZ-master” running Eduard Nikolaev

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MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. The crew Eduard Nikolaev of the Russian team “KAMAZ-master” took the first place at the 11th stage of the rally-marathon “Dakar” in offset of trucks. The special stage with a length of 288 km, the car, the Russians have overcome in 3 hours 56 minutes 47 seconds.

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Second place at the stage took the Argentine crew of Federico Villagra was to “Iveco” (delay of 52 seconds), the third was the Russian crew of “KAMAZ-master” headed by Ayrat Mardeev (+9.53). The car of Dmitry Sotnikov (“KAMAZ-master”) finished fourth (+11.54).

Nikolaev continues to lead the overall standings before the final stage – 27:23.59. The second is the crew Sotnikova (+17.09), third – Dutchman Gerard de Rooy of “Iveco” (+38.58). Nikolaev became the winner of “Dakar” in the truck class in 2013 .

In the standings SUVs on the tenth stage victory of the crew of the Frenchman Sebastien Loeb (“Peugeot”, 3:21.15), the second came to the finish line his compatriot and team-mate stéphane Peterhansel (+6.45), the third place was taken by the crew of the Argentinean Orlando Terranova “Mini” (+6.37). In the overall standings leader 12-time Dakar winner Peterhansel (28:20.16), the second is Loeb (+5.32), the third – Frenchman Cyril Depre for Peugeot (+32.54).

“Dakar-2017” passes through the territory of Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia and finishes on January 14 in Buenos Aires.

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