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Stage 5: Chilecito – Fiambala

Stage 5: Chilecito – Fiambala

Each Category Has Its Own Fiambala

Up until now, no-one has remained impervious to the white dunes of Fiambalá, where dozens of motorcyclists were bogged down in the sand during their first visit there and which also dashed the hopes of Carlos Sainz twice, in 2009 and in 2011. This year, the course has been split in two to off er optimal driving comfort for all the vehicles. For the motorcyclists, the setbacks will be more likely to result from navigational mistakes rather than from overcoming diffi culties on the terrain. They should also experience some thrills when they drive along a narrow track on the mountain side, before they tackle the areas of dunes. The course reserved for cars and trucks is completely diff erent and will take the drivers further in the sand dunes.