Africa Eco-race 2018 (the race to Dakar)

mattj112

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Wuf van Ginkel is out due to engine problem that couldn't be fix safety to run surprising the fact Iveco engines are normal very reliable
 

mxenr

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The problem is that the engines are so reliable, they never had problems before. So thay don't have the spare parts on site
 

mattj112

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I think is some internal problem with the engine something not really repairable in field but back in workshop. Plus parts for that iveco engine in Africa are not really available off the shelf.
 

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They tried to fix it the night before and had the engine apart, but looks like smth beyond field repair
 

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Nothing much going on

Ullevalseter and Agoshkov are in top 4 at end of SS in bikes, but so far down the standings it changes nothing. Paolo Ceci in the lead.

Matt Serradori won today's stage in cars with just couple of minutes in front of Vasiliev in his Mini. Vasiliev still has a 14 minute overall lead. 2 Optimus MD buggies 3 and 4th, De Rooy 5th in his truck.
 

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Vasiliev lost 1.5 hours stuck in the sand and is now losing 1.05h to Serradori but about an hour in front of 3rd place. De Rooy 4th overall in the truck, Tomecek 11th overall driving his Tatra truck solo
 

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great pics from stage 9 and a very tasty Zetros T4. Maybe smth to play with after getting fed up with 2wd
 

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There is one competitor that has his steering wheel set-up Bus Style, interesting
 

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Leg 10
in bikes
Ullevalseter out for good with broken engine
Agoshkov plagued with problems - broken wheel after a fall 20km from the start and placed last for the day.
Ceci and Oliveira play safe, being 1st and 3rd at scratch and 1-2 overall.

Cars
First win for someone other than Vasiliev and Serradori - both struggled in the dunes allowing Dominique Laure his first stage win. Gomez was 3rd making it 1-3 for MD buggies.

Trucks

De Rooy losing time in the dunes, assisted by Van De Laar, stops before finish to thank VD Laar and allow him first stage win in his truck.
 

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Serradori wins EcoRace, tomorrow is just a formality and finish at Lac Rose.

Same with Ceci.
 
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