Thursday 11 January
6th stage: Arequipa - La Paz
Total: 760 km - Special: 313 km
Eugenio Amos / Sébastien Delaunay #335 - 21st of SS5 in 03h26'37 and 9th overall:
"At the finish of this 6th stage, we took back 15' on Al Qasimi,"
explains Sébastien Delaunay.
"The first Special was a bit technical and already very high because to get to the start, we crossed an area with snow... We did quite well. But the second Special, in Bolivia, was made up of large straight lines, lots of mud puddles, without navigation... and the altitude really penalized us. Eugenio couldn't find the right rhythm and we also had an alternator problem that I managed to handle. We could have changed it at the finish but there were 400 people around the Buggy 2WD to take pictures, so we continued like that. Unfortunately, we ended up without a battery at the foot of the podium and Terranova pulled us out but he didn't want to get on the podium... Too bad it was a nice party."
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