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The third stage of the events of the “Dakar Rally – 2021” race, which is currently being held in Saudi Arabia, witnessed the coup d’état of the Dutch “Dakarspeed” driver, led by Morik van den Hovel.
The race started and ended in Wadi Al-Dawasir in very difficult conditions, and the length of the race reached 629 kilometers, of which 403 kilometers are a special stage subject to timing.
Hovel wrote on his Facebook page: “Fortunately, none of the three of us were hurt. But Dakar is over for us, the truck is completely destroyed. At the start of the stage, we saw Martin van den Brink in front of us, and we followed him. We broke through the dunes and veered a lot. Towards the right side, so that the truck was flying at us about 20 meters. It turned upside down, and then another jeep collided with us. “
? Today’s victory was for Shiarhi Vyazovic in the truck category, while Sotnikov failed to score a third successive victory!
Dakar – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (@Dakar_arabic) January 5, 2021
The Belarusian team “MAZ-SPORTAUTO”, led by Sergey Vyazovich, won by just 18 seconds, ahead of the Russian team “Kamaz Master” led by Dmitry Sotnikov, the overall leader, while his compatriot Anton Shibalov finished third.
The competitions for the 43rd edition of the Dakar Rally began last Sunday in Saudi Arabia, which is hosting the competition for the second year in a row, and will continue until January 15th.