- 发布时间：2021-01-05 10:51
- 发布时间：2021-01-05 10:51
After Saturday’s Prologue, the real Dakar stage 1 has finally begun.
Josef Macháček did well, as he finished 2nd in the Lightweight Prototypes category. Ignacio Casale handled his truck debut just as well, taking 6th place in the standings.
Josef Macháček handled the rocky section without any problems and took 2nd place in his category. “We were slightly in a rush in the morning, as we had to deal with a cuff issue at the
crossroad. Then, there was a problem with refueling,so we were a bit late to start. However
it played no role in our overall time.Most of the stage went through rocks and dust. But I’ m
glad that we’ve made it among the TOP drivers,as that improves our position for tomorrow.
I don’t have much time to check the results, but we’re doing great,” said Macháček, who is currently in 10th place in the overall standings.
On the contrary,Tomas Enge had a very difficult day, after losing more than 5 hours dealing with technical issues.
"So, I've finally fully enjoyed it. But everybody was warning me about it. Dakar is a long and unpredictable competition.
We still don't know what exactly the issue is.But we had only a rear-wheel-drive from the start
which probably caused the rear half-axes to overheat and they both snapped.
Then, with 30 kilometer to go, we had to fix it enough to make it at least here.
We've lost a lot of time, but we continue. It's going to make it even more fun," said Tomas Enge in the bivouac.
三次达喀尔四轮摩托冠军，Ignacio Casale ，凭借他丰富的比赛经验以第六名成绩惊艳了所有人。
The three-time Dakar quad bike winner, Ignacio Casale, used all of his experience to shock everyone with a 6th place finish.
“I never even imagined that we could be in the TOP 10 against such strong competition,
and today, it’s 6th place. At the beginning, we didn’t push much, as we were trying to save the tires and it was a good call.
We got ahead of many crews that had to change the tires. It all went well, and I can’t wait for tomorrow when we get to dunes,” said Casale.
Also, Martin Šoltys was doing exceptionally well.
“The first 170 kilometers went well, but then we had a puncture on a rear tire，and we had to change it.
After that, we had to do the last 70 kilometers with only five cylinders.
said Martin, who finished in 9th place.
The second stage of the Dakar Rally goes from Bisha to Wadi Ad-Dawasir. From the start,
the drivers will face a 30-kilometre-long section of dunes.