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Dakar Stage 10: Kolomy hits trouble, but is still in the race

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Martin Kolomy is still in the race, but lost 3,5 hours due to mechanical troubles yesterday

January 13th, 2017

Dakar Stage 10: Loprais comments

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The second long stage…
This year’s second long stage is behind us. It was not perfect, moreover, it was again divided by neutralization zone, which I do not like, but this time it helped us, because we had to change the wheel in its course. Fortunately, we managed everything in time and we could jump into the second part. But again, nothing was easy. We hit a stone and the power steering pump hose burst. We could not turn the wheel again, we had to stop and repair. On top of that, about 100 kilometres before the finish, after a decent jump, oil leaked from the rear shock absorbers, so we really enjoyed the ride. However, we retained the fifth place in the stage, which is under these conditions a decent result. The track was challenging and quite broken and we are pleased that the technology survived. Tomorrow we will start from the fifth place, which is certainly a better position than today. Unfortunately, there is only the tomorrow’s stage, which may allow for something to happen.
11th stage from SAN JUAN to RIO CUARTO in the entire length of 754 km, of which 288 km measured. In the first 50 km we can expect dunes and even further kilometres will be interesting because they will be driven in places of the Argentinean part of the World Championship Rally.
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The second long stage…
This year’s second long stage is behind us. It was not perfect, moreover, it was again divided by neutralization zone, which I do not like, but this time it helped us, because we had to change the wheel in its course. Fortunately, we managed everything in time and we could jump into the second part. But again, nothing was easy. We hit a stone and the power steering pump hose burst. We could not turn the wheel again, we had to stop and repair. On top of that, about 100 kilometres before the finish, after a decent jump, oil leaked from the rear shock absorbers, so we really enjoyed the ride. However, we retained the fifth place in the stage, which is under these conditions a decent result. The track was challenging and quite broken and we are pleased that the technology survived. Tomorrow we will start from the fifth place, which is certainly a better position than today. Unfortunately, there is only the tomorrow’s stage, which may allow for something to happen.
Today’s 11th stage from SAN JUAN to RIO CUARTO in the entire length of 754 km, of which 288 km measured. In the first 50 km we expect dunes and even the further kilometres will be interesting because they will be driven in places of the Argentinean part of the World Championship Rally.
January 13th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 10: Loprais 5th, result Kolomy unknown.

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A superb stage by Eduard Nikolaev means he has picked up his second stage victory with a lead of 7 minutes over his Kamaz team-mate Dmitry Sotnikov, catapulting him to the top of the general standings for the first time. Gerard de Rooj dropped back, finishing 7th and is now half an hour behind Nikolaev overall.

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
505

KAMAZ

05:33:06 - -
513

KAMAZ

05:40:07 00:07:01 -
501

KAMAZ

05:40:47 00:07:41 -
511

MAZ

05:45:57 00:12:51 -
503

TATRA

05:49:10 00:16:04 -
522

MAZ

05:55:57 00:22:51 -
500

IVECO

05:56:49 00:23:43 -
518

LIAZ

06:01:23 00:28:17 -
502

IVECO

06:03:33 00:30:27 -
516

HINO

06:06:22 00:33:16 -
506

RENAULT TRUCKS

06:06:47 00:33:41 -
510

RENAULT TRUCKS

06:08:05 00:34:59 -
507

IVECO

06:08:08 00:35:02 -
509

MAN

06:08:59 00:35:53 -
525

IVECO

06:11:00 00:37:54 -
520

MAN

06:33:13 01:00:07 -
521

GINAF

06:53:35 01:20:29 -
536

DAF

07:28:45 01:55:39 -
January 13th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 9 cancelled

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A massive landslide caused by thunderstorms happened this morning at 10.30am on the road used to join the bivouac, 40 kilometers north of Jujuy, 160kms away from Salta, hitting the village of Volcan. According to the Argentinian civil security, victims are deplored in the population and considerable damage has been observed.
The organization offered its sanitary facilities to reinforce the local safety support on site. As the road is cut off, most of the vehicles, competitors, assistance and logistics from the Dakar caravan were diverted on an alternative route through San Antonio de los Cobres, extending the distance of the liaison by about 200 km. They will not be able to reach the Salta bivouac in time to start the race.
A number of larger vehicles will not be able to use that road either.
The day will be devoted to regroup the race caravan in Chilecito to continue the event by giving the start on the 12th of January of stage 10, between CHILECITO and SAN JUAN.A massive landslide caused by thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s ninth stage of the Dakar Rally in Argentina, organizers said.
They said the road to Tuesday’s overnight bivouac had been blocked 40km north of Jujuy. The landslide hit the village of Volcan and caused considerable damage.
“As the road is cut off, most of the vehicles, competitors, assistance and logistics from the Dakar caravan were diverted on an alternative route through San Antonio de los Cobres, extending the distance … by about 200 km,” the race organizers said in an overnight statement.
“They will not be able to reach the Salta bivouac in time to start the race.”
The competitors will instead spend Wednesday traveling to Chilecito for Thursday’s 10th stage.
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A massive landslide caused by thunderstorms happened this morning at 10.30am on the road used to join the bivouac, 40 kilometers north of Jujuy, 160kms away from Salta, hitting the village of Volcan. According to the Argentinian civil security, victims are deplored in the population and considerable damage has been observed.
The organization offered its sanitary facilities to reinforce the local safety support on site. As the road is cut off, most of the vehicles, competitors, assistance and logistics from the Dakar caravan were diverted on an alternative route through San Antonio de los Cobres, extending the distance of the liaison by about 200 km. They will not be able to reach the Salta bivouac in time to start the race.
A number of larger vehicles will not be able to use that road either.
The day will be devoted to regroup the race caravan in Chilecito to continue the event by giving the start on the 12th of January of stage 10, between CHILECITO and SAN JUAN.A
The competitors will spend Wednesday travelling to Chilecito for Thursday’s 10th stage.
January 11th, 2017

Dakar 2017: Buggyra Tatra Videos of stage 7 & 8

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Stage 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLNtRqpYq0s

Stage 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcBzLgWoLb4

January 11th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 8: Loprais comments

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Goodbye, Bolivia…

Today’s shortened stage, the last in Bolivia, is behind us. We will wave to the mountains and I must say that I am not satisfied with today’s result, even though we did not have any technical problems. We did not have enough power. We just could not keep up. The vehicles around were faster. We hope that we were choked mainly by the altitude. Disillusion is also due to the length of the stage, because the constant reduction of sharp kilometres can definitely help us to better overall result.

January 11, 2017 is the day of the 9th stage from SALTA to CHILECITO. This stage should have a total of 977 km, of which the measured section for all categories should have 406 km But so far it is not clear what will happen, because the only access road to Salta is under water and the entire convoy is said to be instructed to return. We will have to wait for the solution.

We believe that this time, despite the difficulties the serving of kilometres will be preserved and the results will be somewhat more favourable for us.

January 11th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 8

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In stage 8, the Tatras again reached modest spots in the ranking with Loprais nearly 11 minutes and Kolomy nearly 18 minutes behind today’s stage winner. Overall the Tatras struggle to finish in the overall ranking top 10 with Kolomy 9th and Loprais 11th overall.

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
506

RENAULT TRUCKS

01:55:20 - -
502

IVECO

01:55:37 00:00:17 -
505

KAMAZ

01:56:02 00:00:42 -
513

KAMAZ

01:58:02 00:02:42 -
507

IVECO

01:59:09 00:03:49 -
511

MAZ

02:01:14 00:05:54 -
509

MAN

02:01:29 00:06:09 -
518

LIAZ

02:01:59 00:06:39 -
500

IVECO

02:02:33 00:07:13 -
522

MAZ

02:04:37 00:09:17 -
525

IVECO

02:06:02 00:10:42 -
503

TATRA

02:06:13 00:10:53 -
510

RENAULT TRUCKS

02:08:29 00:13:09 -
516

HINO

02:12:57 00:17:37 -
508

TATRA

02:13:08 00:17:48 -
January 11th, 2017

Dakar 2017: Stage 7

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As Stage 7 and 8 from a marathon stage. there has been no contact by the Buggyra Team and their drivers Martin Kolomy and Ales Loprais.

OVERALL:

The Tatra drivers are now 12th and 13th overall. Bonver Project driver Llovera is 25th overall in his Tatra Jamal.

Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
500

IVECO

15:52:07 - -
513

KAMAZ

15:54:18 00:02:11 -
505

KAMAZ

15:58:04 00:05:57 -
501

KAMAZ

16:12:19 00:20:12 -
502

IVECO

16:25:49 00:33:42 -
510

RENAULT TRUCKS

16:29:25 00:37:18 -
504

MAN

16:38:22 00:46:15 -
515

KAMAZ

16:38:44 00:46:37 -
509

MAN

16:48:47 00:56:40 -
516

HINO

17:22:50 01:30:43 -
522

MAZ

17:30:09 01:38:02 -
508

TATRA

17:41:35 01:49:28 00:03:00
503

TATRA

18:15:26 02:23:19 -
521

GINAF

18:22:18 02:30:11 00:20:00
518

LIAZ

18:50:29 02:58:22 00:20:00
511

MAZ

19:17:41 03:25:34 -
514

SCANIA

19:32:45 03:40:38 -
520

MAN

19:51:36 03:59:29 00:20:00
536

DAF

20:08:41 04:16:34 -
533

MAZ

20:39:24 04:47:17 00:20:00
507

IVECO

21:57:36 06:05:29 02:23:00
523

SCANIA

22:25:44 06:33:37 -
525

IVECO

23:04:35 07:12:28 02:20:00
541

MAN

23:23:34 07:31:27 00:01:00
538

TATRA

24:48:26 08:56:19 00:55:00
January 10th, 2017

Dakar 2017 Stage 7

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Following the cancellation of stage 6 on the eve of the rest day, persistent bad weather conditions forced the race directors to change the course of stage 7 from La Paz to Uyuni. A new course was designed and a new road book was drafted during the rest day.
The new course is an unprecedented combination of the original routes of stages 6 and 7. Today’s 161 km special will mainly take place on sandy terrain, sandwiched between a 400 km link section and another one 240 km long. The special starts at 10 am, with the first motorcycles expected to reach the Uyuni bivouac at 3.30 pm.
KolomyStage5
Following the cancellation of stage 6 on the eve of the rest day, persistent bad weather conditions forced the race directors to change the course of stage 7 from La Paz to Uyuni.  A new course was designed and a new road book was drafted during the rest day.
Today’s new course is an unprecedented combination of the original routes of stages 6 and 7.  Today’s 161 km special will mainly take place on sandy terrain, sandwiched between a 400 km link section and another one 240 km long.  The special started at 10 am, with the first motorcycles expected to reach the Uyuni bivouac at 3.30 pm.
The Tatras did not well today, Kolomy finishing 11th and Loprais 16th.
Pos. Name Mark Time variation Penalty
513

KAMAZ

01:41:35 - -
507

IVECO

01:44:26 00:02:51 -
502

IVECO

01:45:12 00:03:37 -
500

IVECO

01:46:00 00:04:25 -
511

MAZ

01:46:57 00:05:22 -
504

MAN

01:48:45 00:07:10 -
505

KAMAZ

01:49:34 00:07:59 -
501

KAMAZ

01:49:40 00:08:05 -
515

KAMAZ

01:49:58 00:08:23 -
510

RENAULT TRUCKS

01:50:53 00:09:18 -
508

TATRA

01:51:18 00:09:43 -
518

LIAZ

01:52:56 00:11:21 -
516

HINO

01:56:39 00:15:04 -
509

MAN

01:57:24 00:15:49 -
533

MAZ

01:57:33 00:15:58 -
503

TATRA

02:02:56 00:21:21 -
522

MAZ

02:10:39 00:29:04 -
January 9th, 2017

Meanwhile, in the Africa Eco Race…..

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AfricaEco2017carte1- Africa 2017

This year’s Africa Eco race has 5 stages in Maroc, 6 in Maroc and the final one in Mauretania.  After stage 6, the Bonver Project Tatra Jamal of Jaroslav Valtr is second overall in the truck class behind the Kamaz of Andrej Karginov, though more than two hours behind. Tomas Tomecek is third overall with his T 815, about 20 min behind Valtr.

http://www.africarace-live.com/en/cla-etp6.html

January 9th, 2017
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