Dakar 2023: Stage 12 - KH-7 Epsilon Team truck does a rollover and the team will have to spend the night in the dunes

Dakar 2023: Stage 12 - KH-7 Epsilon Team truck does a rollover and the team will have to spend the night in the dunes

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  •  The crew of the first vehicle in the history of the Dakar Rally that participates with hydrogen is well and has suffered no physical damage in the incident.
  • Jordi Juvanteny, José Luis Criado and Jordi Ballbé are waiting in the desert for the arrival of a truck from the organization, which is not expected before tomorrow.

The KH-7 Epsilon Team truck, the first in the history of the Dakar to compete powered by hydrogen, has overturned near kilometer 100 of the twelfth stage of the Dakar, which linked the Empty Quarter to Shaybah. At the moment, the crew is waiting in the desert for the arrival of the organization's broom truck, scheduled for tomorrow morning, to recover their vehicle and try to rejoin the race.

Fortunately, none of the members of the Spanish team, made up of driver Jordi Juvanteny, co-driver José Luis Criado and navigator Jordi Ballbé, were physically injured in the incident.

The excellent progress of the KH-7 Epsilon Team in the Dakar 2023 came to a sudden halt halfway through stage 12 as a result of a rollover in the middle of the complicated line of dunes that crossed the route of the rally. Something similar happened to several of the participants in the truck category on a particularly difficult day for them.

The standard bearer of the new Challenge New Energy division completed all the special stages without incident and at a good pace with his MAN powered by a diesel-hydrogen hybrid system developed by the company EVARM. In fact, at the end of yesterday's day, they had accumulated a total time that would place them in 16th place in the overall truck classification, in which they cannot be included due to FIA regulations.

 

Source KH-7 Epsilon Team

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