The Dakar then was divided in two, but the special stage “super Belen” from Salta to Chilecito was cancelled and everyone is joining Chilecito by the road.
Arrived at 11 pm, the crews arrived to the improvised bivouac that Xtremeplus put in Tilcara. The first to arrive was Ravil Maganov #378:
“Today, it was only rain, stones and mud! Says Ravil. But everything Works well for us in this marathon stage.!”Second to arrive to Tilcara were the Brazilian team composed of Leandro Torres and Lourival Roldan #351 are happy to get to their motorhome.
“I had 2h30 time ahead of Mao, but at the parc fermé in Uyuni, I threw my camel bag to my brother over the fence and a steward saw me and I took a one-hour penalty. Well, I am still 1h30 ahead!”Mao Rujin and Sebastien Delaunay had some engine troubles in high altitude, while the other two Chinese teams arrived without difficulties.