Dakar: De Rooy late news after stage 14

Thursday, 15th January 2004 (23:05 hours) Extra news bulletin: Time penalty for De Rooy, Loprais and De Azevedo It has just been announced that the Kamaz team brought a charge against above mentioned gentlemen as they would have missed a route...

Thursday, 15th January 2004 (23:05 hours)
Extra news bulletin: Time penalty for De Rooy, Loprais and De Azevedo

It has just been announced that the Kamaz team brought a charge against above mentioned gentlemen as they would have missed a route point.

"It's about 2 points that where not reachable. This doesn't go for us only, but for the major part of the pilots; they all missed these points. We admitted it to the track official concerned. For the time being I got a time penalty of 20 minutes; Loprais got 25 minutes and they are still in session on De Azevedo. At the end of the rally these time penalties will be added.

"We were narked, but indeed completely unfair. We will lodge an appeal, no matter what it costs," tells an outraged Gerard de Rooy at the bivouac in Tidjikja.

-dr-

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Series Dakar
Drivers Gerard de Rooy