Eugenio Amos / Sébastien Delaunay # 335 - 11th of the SS5 in 3h33'34 to 42'15 of the winner Peterhansel / Cottret and 7th in the general:
"The first stage was very hard, comments Sébastien Delaunay, co-driver of Amos. Soft sand dunes, fesh-fesh ... We were stuck three times but others and have stayed much longer than us. Finally, we almost made the lines and it was really not easy.
The second Special was less hard but sharp in navigation. We managed to get back on Al Qasimi and to make up our delay but, 2 km from the finish, we broke the gearbox! We managed to be pulled for a while and then we crossed the finish line pushing. Then Nasser Al Attiyah pulls us to the road and we get pulled back by our assistance truck. It's a shame but we limit the damage and are 7 in the overall standings ... "
"And we have the morale, complete Eugenio Amos, tomorrow we will start the knife between the teeth! "
Tomorrow will be another day and the Dakar leave Peru and its hospitality to enter Bolivia and join La Paz.
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