Dakar report 95-12-31

Nador-Oujda, 12/31/95 2nd stage Ari Vatanen has won the 1st stage with his Citroen ZX thus becoming the leader of this 18th Total Granada Dakar. Fought out over 149 km this special has the unanimous approval of all the competitors even if...

Nador-Oujda, 12/31/95 2nd stage

Ari Vatanen has won the 1st stage with his Citroen ZX thus becoming the leader of this 18th Total Granada Dakar. Fought out over 149 km this special has the unanimous approval of all the competitors even if in the camps of the two favorite teams there were flats!

Bruno Saby and his Mitsubishi were not very at ease on the narrow roads and were forced to stop several times. At Citroen, Servia and Wambergue had the same mishaps which deprived him from the first place.

In the T2 category, Delavergne, appreciated his new frame which proved to be more performant then his usual T1.

In the motorcycle category, Kinigadner made a spectacular leap from 112th place to the 12th and the fastest time in front of Sainet and the spainard Roma and Thierry Magnaldi. Stephen Peterhansel fell at the 19th kilometre, but finally finished 6th at today's stage.

The German team Czerny-Oomen in their Toyota fell into a ravine 15 metres deep they were immediately brought to the bivouac and treated at the medical post, after examination it seems that they are fine. The co-pilot was ejected from the car, it seems his harness opened.

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