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.
Karjakin in the lead before the last stage of the “Dakar” in the standings ATV
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.