The current winner of the rally-RAID in the trucks is the leader in the General classification and now
The crew Eduard Nikolaev of the Russian team “KAMAZ-master”Photo: AP/TASS
– The crew of Russian, SK “Peter” Nikolayev from the team “KAMAZ-Master” took the third place on the seventh stage of the rally-RAID “Dakar”-2018 in the trucks.
The stage winner was the rider from the Netherlands Ton van Genugten (Iveco), second place went to the Argentine crew of Federico Villagra was (Iveco).
The other members of the “KAMAZ-Master” took the stage following places: 6.Ayrat Mardeev, 12.Anton Shibalov, 19.Dmitry Sotnikov.
The reigning champion of “Dakar” in offset of trucks Nikolaev kept the lead in the General classification. In second place on seven stages located Villagra, on the third – Belarusian Alexander Vyazovich (MAZ).
The remaining riders of the team “KAMAZ-Master” in the overall standings occupy the following places: 6.Ayrat Mardeev, 11.Dmitry Sotnikov, 13.Anton Shibalov.
At the start of the rally-RAID was planned out of 332 teams from 54 countries. However, a number of riders had already left the marathon. Among them is the defending winner of the “Dakar” in the standings ATVs Russian Sergey Karjakin broke his arm in the accident; his compatriot Ivan Satarov acting class cars in the accident at rally-RAID “Dakar”-2018 received a compression fracture of the first vertebra; former head coach Petersburg “Zenith” Andre Villas-Boas, who made her debut on “Dakar” also had an accident and fell out of the race (he competed in the category of SUVs).