Sunday, January 8, 2017
Dakar 2017 Rest Day Update
As of the 2017 Rest Day, the unofficial half way point of the rally we are down to two Nissan vehicles remaining in the event. Ronald Basso is now an official withdrawal on Stage 5 of the event.
What is left is the following...
#334--the Renault VK56 Duster with Facundo Ardusso at the helm. Despite five prior DNFs at the Dakar, this is now officially the farthest in the event he has ever gotten. He has been been consistently finishing in the mid 20's in this year's version with an 18th place finish on Stage 5. Overall Ardusso stands in 24th overall some five hours behind the leader.
#377--The Navara of Carlos Aguero has been subject to a whopping nine hours of penalties, likely meaning that he has had at least one instance of not finishing in the allowable time but being allowed to continue.
Lets see if they can bring it home...and lets see if we can get some more Nissans built for Rally-Raid in '18...afterall...the Navara is one of the Dakar's official support vehicles...Oh, and since its South America....its NOT a Navara...its a Frontier...So why don't we have this here yet??