• 11-JAN-2014

  • SOURCE: CNH Industrial

Dakar 2014 : Gerard de Rooy with Iveco Still on Top After Day 6

Iveco Dakar 2014: Stage 6
It was a short Special of 156 kilometers taking the competitors from Tucuman to Salta, the location for the – well deserved - rest day. With the hard gravel and the rocky surface it was expected that the differences would not be big today. Unless technical problems would occur.

At the finish line after 1:52:55 hours Dutchman Peter Versluis enjoyed his long-awaited stage. He finished 1:11 minutes in front of Karginov who on his turn had a slight lead of 1:36 minutes over the 2nd MAN driver, Marcel van Vliet.

Hans Stacey was the fastest Iveco man today, as he finished in 5th position with a gap of 2:47 minutes. The first part of the stage he was very fast and after 50 kilometers he even passed WP2 in 2nd position, just 2 seconds behind stage leader Nikolaev.

There are no major changes in the overall ranking. Gerard de Rooy in the Iveco Powerstar is still leading but he lost some minutes to Karginov who is following him at a distance of 29:05 minutes.