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14 Jan 2020

Dakar 2020: Belarusian crew lands in second at Stage 9

Dakar 2020: Belarusian crew lands in second at Stage 9
Photos courtesy of the organizers of the rally

MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) -  Siarhei Viazovich’s crew of the Belarusian MAZ-SPORTauto Team landed in second at Dakar’s Stage 9, BelTA has learned.

The hooded MAZ truck piloted by Siarhei Viazovich lost 3:19 to the stage winner Andrei Karginov from the Russian Kamaz-Master who cleared 410km in 3:33.42. Kamaz-Master’s Eduard Nikolayev was third lagging 9:24 behind the winning time.

In the overall standings Siarhei Viazovich is third, 1:08.36 behind Dakar leader Andrei Karginov of Russian Kamaz-Master with 38:05.25. Another Kamaz-Master crew piloted by Anton Shibalov is second (lagging 38:35).

Dakar Rally is taking place in the Middle East after 11 years in South America. Saudi Arabia will be hosting the marathon rally for at least 5 years in a row from 2020. This year’s rally is featuring 351 crews: 170 motorcycles and quad bikes, 134 cars and buggies, and 47 trucks. The rally raid will end in Qiddiya on 17 January.

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