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Monday, 20 January 2014

Mighty KAMAZ Wins Dakar Rally for the 12th Time

00 Dakar 2014 Rally. KAMAZ-Master Team. Russian winners. 20.01.14

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During the final stage of the Dakar 2014 rally, the crew of Andrei Karginov from the KAMAZ-Master Team lost time whilst offering help to a Chinese ATV driver. However, the judges decided that they’d compensate him for the time lost, and, finally, named Karginov the winner in the truck class. Gérard de Rooy, a Dutch driver, refused to help the Chinese driver of the broken-down ATV. When the crews of Karginov and Nikolayev came, they tried to help, but with no success though. They saw that they needed to use special equipment. With the help of Karginov’s KAMAZ truck, the Chinese driver was able to re-enter the race. This cleared the road, eliminating all danger to traffic. A statement posted on the website of the KAMAZ-Master Team said, “The fact that the members of the Russian crew offered help to their Chinese colleague (No 319) is indisputable, and the organisers decided to compensate the KAMAZ-Master Team crew for the time lost”. Gérard de Rooy from the Netherlands came second in the team count. Eduard Nikolayev was third, Dmitri Sotnikov was fourth, and Anton Shibalov was fifth. They’re all members of the world-famous KAMAZ-Master Team, which has won the Dakar rally for the 12th time.

19 January 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_01_19/Russian-racer-wins-Dakar-rally-1237/

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