Hitting trees and surfing a valley, long onboard Tim Coronel Dakar 2016 stage 9
“I took an entire forest with me”
On the first waypoint it was clear that Tim was going fast, because he passed it as 29th. In the dunes Coronel seized his chance, but it wasn’t easy. “It was a heavy stage that had everything. We went from stones to fesh fesh and from muddy riverbeds to the dunes, but all without problems. I was stuck for a moment at the start, but Pascal de Baar helped me to get out of the fesh fesh with his Mammoet truck. I could continue my way and tried to avoid the fesh fesh as much as possible. The downside of that is that I took an entire forest with me in my buggy”, Coronel laughs.
Even the dunes were tough for Tim: “The dunes were really soft and tricky today and I see why a lot of cars had problems there. The Maxxis Dakar Buggy is very light and in combination with my tyres it was really enjoyable to drive through the dunes. I could see that in the results. I had to pinch myself when I heard I finished as 17th, I didn’t expect that! I’m happy that I finally could show the buggy’s potential and this makes up for the first couple of days.”
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|Sub-event||Stage 9: Belen - Belen|