A longer stop to solve a mechanical problem slowed today the performance of Hélder Rodrigues in the 11th stage of the Dakar 2023 Rally which linked Shaybah to Empty Quarter. Even so, the "star" was 12th among T3 in a special stage, with 273 chronometrical km, the first part of a complex marathon journey which will last until tomorrow.
With a very demanding course that crossed the long strands of dunes in the Empty Quarter region, Hélder Rodrigues counted, once again, with the excellent navigation of Gonçalo Reis, having pointed out that "we took a little longer than usual to solve a mechanical problem and that's all that prevented us from finishing better classified, but we remain focused on rolling at a good pace", revealed Helder Rodrigues at the end of the day in which, because it was a Marathon stage, they couldn't count on the usual assistance team from South Racing to overhaul their Can-Am.
Tomorrow the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally 2023 will be held, the antepenultimate stage of this edition of the race which is being held in Saudi Arabia. The 185km special stage, which will be the second part of the marathon stage, will test the tactics and acumen of the competitors, who will again face a course composed of many dunes.
Automatic translation from the original Portuguese version available on www.todoterreno.pt
Source Helder Rodrigues official press release