Dakar 2023: The KH-7 Epsilon Team truck has been rescued, but must spend another night in the desert.

Dakar 2023: The KH-7 Epsilon Team truck has been rescued, but must spend another night in the desert.

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  • Three cars of the organization have helped to straighten the vehicle, which is in an area of dunes of very difficult access to which the broom trucks of the Dakar Rally have not been able to reach.
  • Jordi Juvanteny, José Luis Criado and Jordi Ballbé are already checking the mechanics of the MAN with the aim of starting again at dawn on Sunday.
  • The Spanish team members will spend their second night outdoors accompanied by a helicopter of the organization.

The KH-7 Epsilon Team truck, which was involved in an accident yesterday during the 12th stage of the Dakar, is now back on its wheels thanks to the contribution of a rescue team made up of three of the organization's cars.

After a first night spent outdoors in the Saudi desert of the Empty Quarter, with the company of a helicopter sent directly by the ASO, Jordi Juvanteny, José Luis Criado and Jordi Ballbé are currently working on the revision of the mechanical elements of the vehicle, which they hope to get back on its wheels with the first rays of sunlight tomorrow, Sunday.

The twelfth stage of the Dakar proved to be a real odyssey for many of the trucks in the caravan, including the KH-7 Epsilon Team truck. The difficulty of the day's dunes caused several overturns in areas that were very difficult to access, as evidenced by the fact that the organization's broom trucks were unable to reach them. For this reason, ASO had to send several cars that, with the help of slings, were able to turn the truck around and put it back on its feet. Beforehand, Juvanteny, Criado and Ballbé spent hours and hours shoveling out the dune where the truck had overturned so that it would land on a relatively firm surface and not overturn again.

The rescue operation has already been completed at night in Saudi Arabia, so Jordi Juvanteny, José Luis Criado and Jordi Ballbé will be forced to spend their second night in the area of the incident. In any case, they will not rest alone, as they will be accompanied by a helicopter of the organization, which already yesterday was with them in the night time stretch to ensure their safety

 

Automatic translation from the original Spanish version available on www.todoterreno.pt
Source KH-7 Epsilon Team

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