Matt Campbell was in charge of the steering wheel to drive flawless the 170 km special of the first day.
The 1st stage of the 2015 Dakar Rally gave no problems to El Martillo Racing going from Buenos Aires to Villa Carlos Paz. After starting in the position 56 of the cars classes, Matt Campbell was in charge of the steering wheel to drive flawless the 170 km special of today.
Another 663 km where part of the stage with liaisons giving a total of 833 km stage positioning El Martillo on the 51st place, taking 5 positions ahead at the end of the day.
The race car presented no problems at all, good news for pit boss Scott Rattray who only had to work with his boys in the regular maintenance and preventive work on the race car.
At the end of the stage, Matt said he did not had a single second without dust, from the start to the end dealing with no clear view. Nevertheless, the director of the team drove very well with no mistakes and taking care of the car.
Navigator Nicolas Ambriz and 2nd driver Luis “Fito” Ramirez said Matt had a great day driving at the dust.
For the 2nd day will be Luis Ramírez Jr. driving in one of the toughest special stages of this year’s Dakar. 518 km of special are the challenge for the second competition day. Hard terrain at the start will be followed by dusty sections in the middle of the day and a sandy stretch to finish. This can be also called as the 1st big filter of the competition. A rough, long nasty day is coming…
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