the Russian rider of team X-Raid G-Energy Team Vladimir Vasilyev ahead of schedule finished performance in rally-marathon “Dakar-2020” in Saudi Arabia due to a fire in the car during the third stage.
284 kilometer in the MINI car originated smoke, the crew in the face of Vasilyev and co-driver Vitaly Yevtekhov left the vehicle. As reports a press-service of the team, the participants of the rally-RAID were not injured and with the help of local residents got to the nearest judicial point.
According to preliminary data the fire occurred due to the bursting of the high-pressure pipe in the fuel system of the vehicle, fuel started to leak, getting on a hot surface units of the engine compartment. Causing the car burned completely.
we will Remind, after three stages of the rally-RAID the overall standings in the class of SUVs with a time of 11 hours and 20 seconds is headed by Spaniard Carlos Sainz Sr., second is Nasser al-Attiyah (+00:04.55), and the third is Orlando Terranova (+00:08.09).