Two days left until the end of the world´s largest rally in Valparaíso, Chile.
From Press Office
The Can-Am Team is ready for the final stages of the Dakar Rally. This Friday, the 12th day of the event will be next to last stage with 699 kilometers of route (350 of timed special) between the cities of El Salvador and La Serena. The last stage will continue on Chilean soil this Saturday, where the finish line ramp awaits for the competitors in Valparaíso.
In the 11th stage, realized this Thursday that began in Antofagasta (Chile), the caravan raced for long 749 kilometers, being 605 of these timed, and a passing through the Copiapó dunes, district located in the Atacama region. The Argentinean rider Daniel Mazzuco finished the day´s challenge as 13th fastest among the quads, according to the extra-official results, maintaining the lead in the class 2 (4×4) and eighth place in the overall ranking.
“My entire team is happy because we are getting another great result for Can-Am in the world´s most difficult race”, said Mazzucco, who won the class 2 in 2011 and 2012. Being an experienced rider, he competes on board a Can-Am Renegade. “In the Dakar, a lot can still happen with two stages ahead of us. We have to make a strong effort because after almost two weeks of racing we are all more and more tired. It’s been very hard on us”, continued.
The team also has the Russian competitors Pavel Laginov and Igor Petenko in the class T3, in the cars, on board a Can-Am Maverick. The team is racing the 10th stage at the moment. The 36th edition of the Dakar Rally began on January 5th in Rosario, Argentina, and passed through Bolivia. The total route is made up of nearly nine thousand kilometers of challenges (click here to see the complete route).
11h Stage Dakar Rally
1 – CASALE – 08:47:00
2 – GALLEGOS LOZIC (CHL) – 08:52:12
3 – ABU-ISSA (QAT) – 09:03:09
13 – MAZZUCCO (ARG) – 12:00:00 – Can-Am Renegade
1 – CASALE (CHL) – 61:11:19
2 – SONIK (POL) – 62:15:51
3 – HUSSEINI (NLD) – 66:45:44
8 – MAZZUCCO (ARG) – 77:12:37 – Can-Am Renegade
Class 2 (4×4)
1 – MAZZUCCO (ARG) – 77:12:37 – Can-Am Renegade
Jan 17 – Friday – 12th Stage
El Salvador / La Serena (Chile)
Liason: 349 km
Timed Special: 350 km
Day´s total: 699 km