Dakar: Motorsport Italia stage nine report

PEP VILA FORCED TO RETIRE Pep Vila, Moi Torrellardona and Gustavo Azumendi arrived this morning on their Iveco Trakker at the bivuac in Nouakchott hoping to continue their race. But having not collected the starting of the special stage in...

PEP VILA FORCED TO RETIRE

Pep Vila, Moi Torrellardona and Gustavo Azumendi arrived this morning on their Iveco Trakker at the bivuac in Nouakchott hoping to continue their race. But having not collected the starting of the special stage in Atar and not having passed through any CP on the way to Nouakchott, have been excluded by the officials and will now drive to Dakar on the normal roads.

Vila explains: "At km 177 of the Zouerat-Atar special stage we broke the ventilator. Moi went to Zouerat with some local people to buy the spare parts. When we started again and arrievd in Atar no one of the organisation was there. Plus we travelled 70 km to help another concurrent with a broken transmission. At Nouakchott they told us we were out of the race. It is a pity, as in the first 6 stages we were among the bests, even 4th in the genral ranking. But we demonstrated the potential of the Trakker with Pirelli tyres. This was a good test for the next editions".

Unfortuntly also Riccardo Garosci retired with his Eurocargo.

-motorsport italia-

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