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Video MP-SPORTS DAKAR 2019 - Stage 4

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03:16   |   Jan 11, 2019

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  • We had a great ride.
  • Had a free way, no cars in front or behind us,
  • so we felt very comfortable.
  • We were around 5th or 6th place what was perfect.
  • But some 30kms after the start driveshaft has broken,
  • in the midlle of fesh-fesh totally crazy zone.
  • We wanted to repair the car with own hands,
  • just a hammer and rough power, smash the shaft back.
  • We have locked and connected the differential to continue just on 3 wheels.
  • The loss was huge, over 40 minutes at the end.
  • And the whole nice day was spoiled.
  • Big fesh-fesh and stony fields we have to drive through.
  • Either you had to close your eyes and go with full throttle, waiting if the wheels will manage,
  • or go slowly and carefully to survive that somehow.
  • We had a puncture just on km 13 and lost good position on the track,
  • which is crucial in the fesh-fesh.
  • We made a big hit with our car while overtaking another one,
  • what recalled me our Morroco crash and I was just waiting to go over the roof again.
  • Luckily the car has landed back on wheels.
  • Tomorrow is the longest stage of the whole race, most time in fesh-fesh.
  • Fortunatelly our fast assistance truck has brought us spare parts,
  • and mechanics from the truck take care now about my car, changing the whole front differential,
  • becase it suffered a lot while driving just on 3 wheels.
  • So big job to be done on the car, hope it will be ready to continue tomorrow.
  • I expect a lot of problems in the fesh-fesh with difficult overtaking.
  • I think it will be another stage we will not be able to enjoy much as we could on the beginning today,
  • but it is how it is...
  • So finally we are in full action, we had to help Martin a bit with changing of the driveshaft.
  • Also we had to change the front differential, we are working on it now with Radek Baculík.
  • We will do everything necessary and then the same on car of Tomáš Ouředníček,
  • so guys can continue tomorrow for the best possible result.
  • The track itself was so rough for cars, so only after we will fix them, we can go to bed.

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Maratónská etapa a technické potíže s poloosou v nepříliš vhodnou chvíli, kdy závodníci přenocují mimo své technické zázemí...
Marathon stage and technical problems with driveshaft in bad time, when drivers stay overnight away from their teams and mechanics...

Music by Alexander Nakarada

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