SOURCE: CNH Industrial
Dakar 2014: Iveco and De Rooy Still Leading after Gruelling Fifth Stage
A problematic day for many truck competitors. After a 211 kilometre Special, it was Sotnikov (Kamaz) who managed to place first with 3:14:03 hours followed by Karginov (Kamaz) and De Rooy who had accumulated a time backlog of 11:01 minutes. Iveco team drivers Pep Vila came in sixth, Hans Stacey in eighth and Jo Adua in 21st position with a time backlog of 1:07:54 hours.
The second part was relatively calmer and the majority of the teams kept their positions. After a special of 343 kilometres, Sotnikov (Kamaz) was the fastest with a time of 4:47:46 hours with a 2:56 minute advantage over his teammate Karginov. De Rooy placed third, reducing his time difference to 12:07 minutes. Villa finished in seventh place with a time gap of 28:52 minutes, just two seconds slower than Kuijpers (MAN). Stacey was eighth in the rankings with a time deficit of 33:28 minutes.
De Rooy and his Iveco still lead the rankings with an advantage of more than half an hour over the second place competitor.