the Pilot of a command “KAMAZ-master” Eduard Nikolaev shared his impressions from the second stage of “Dakar-2020” in Saudi Arabia, which his crew took fifth place, behind the winner ten minutes.
“the car was great. We started in the mixed doubles, it was hard. The first 70 kilometers we had to take our foot off the gas pedal: with yesterday’s loss of time we sat in the thick dust that started earlier crews, lots of rocks, – quotes the words of Nikolaev, the press service of “KAMAZ-master”. – In the second part, twisted in the canyon, looking for the point. Of course, these moments led to the loss of time. We will arrive to the bivouac and will analyze today. When it comes to flying, it was all right.”
Recall, the crew of Nikolaev in the General standings of the trucks with a time of 7 hours 50 minutes 35 seconds ranks sixth. The leader of the Belarusian Sergei Vyazovich MAZ – 7 hours 29 minutes 52 seconds. Second and third place is occupied by the pilots of “KAMAZ-master” Dmitry Sotnikov and Andrey karginov respectively.