Aprilia Racing press release
Peru: where the Dakar´s winner will be crowned
The Dakar left Chile and entered Peru for its eleventh stage. Alain Duclos and his Aprilia are nineteenth of the day.
AREQUIPA – This morning, the Dakar left Chile, only a few kilometers from Arica and entered Peru, where the scene changes completely. And for today, it was the marathon stage for bikes, the first part of it, without assistance. Mechanics and cars are at the cars and trucks bivouacs in Arequipa, while bikes are 150 kilometers away in front of the ocean, where they will start tomorrow to Nasca.
Alain Duclos had a regular stage, with no particular problem, except for a fall in a river. At the finish line of the stage, Duclos signed the 19th best time.
Tomorrow, for the 12th stage of the Dakar, the race will join Arequipa and Nasca with 504 kilometers and a timed section of 245.
Alain Duclos: “It was a beautiful stage, varied with all kinds of grounds. I had fun, mostly in the tracks, where my Aprilia was performing great. I have to push harder in the off road sections that require more engine power. I had just a small problem while getting out of a river, where many other riders had several problems.”