One of many nice risks of Dakar, particularly within the pure desert levels, is the cross via dunes. Automotive and truck rivals at all times clarify it: after they go up a sandy hill they do not see what’s on the opposite facet, they go completely blind. They solely see the sky and after they wish to notice it, they’re already falling from the opposite facet.
Within the case of vehicles, one of these maneuver is very important, since they should be very cautious to not get caught within the sand and switch the bell. That is exactly what occurred to the 519 truck of the Dakarspeed staff piloted by Maurik Van den Heuvel.
It occurred within the third and chaotic stage of the Dakar. The Dutchman and his navigators went too quick over a dune and, after they fell, nailed the entrance of his Scania Lonestar with so unfortunate they capsized. They have been face down, with the shock within the physique however with out accidents or something damaged. They have been attempting to get out, when instantly they felt a robust blow: a automobile had hit them.
It’s nonetheless ironic that, with all of the house out there within the desert, the Toyota Hilux pushed by the Argentine Juan Cruz Yacopini (who has his father, Alejandro, as co-pilot) completed crashing into the overturned truck, to the fright of his crew who have been attempting to go away. Every thing was left in a fright, past the abandonment of the rivals of the ‘desert elephant’, who have been stranded and couldn’t begin.