Dakar: Inventor Racing Team withdraws from event

The Dakar rally is over for this time Today, we took the decision to cancel our participation in the Dakar rally 2004. The reason is lack of sleep. This is what has happened the last 24 hours: Yesterday -- during stage 8 -- we ran into ...

The Dakar rally is over for this time

Today, we took the decision to cancel our participation in the Dakar rally 2004. The reason is lack of sleep.

This is what has happened the last 24 hours:
Yesterday -- during stage 8 -- we ran into transmission troubles after some kilometers drive. We drove back to Atar and called for the service car. They was already 100 km ahead of us. They came and we exchanged the transfer box.

By 10 pm yesterday night we still had 1055 km to drive.

So we drove all night and managed to get to start position in time for stage 9 this morning. But after some kilometers we heard strange noises from the engine.

During the whole rally we have slept about three hours per night. The last three days we have slept four hours in total. Considering the danger in driving during theese circumstances, we decided to withdraw from the race.

This is sad, but likely the most wise thing to do.

We are now headed for Dakar. We'll get back with more information on how we will get back to Denmark and Sweden.

-Inventor Racing Team

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