Dakar, Stage 9: Carlos Sainz retired and … regretted it

Posted by Fábio Mendes on 10 January 2023 08:30



It’s this morning’s story on Stage 9 of the Dakar. The day began badly for the duo Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz (Audi Rs Q E-Tron E2). It was solely six kilometers from the beginning of at this time’s particular and the place the place the Spaniard rolled.

After rolling over, Carlos Sainz obtained out of his Audi feeling ache on the appropriate facet of his chest, whereas the pilot Lucas Cruz was not injured. Despite intensive harm to his RS Q e-tron E2, Sainz was decided to attend for his help group earlier than resuming the stage. However, the wait and the ache brought about the Spanish pilot to surrender, being eliminated by helicopter for additional checks. But, to everybody’s shock, Sainz modified his thoughts and requested the helicopter to drop him off on the crash web site and look ahead to assist to restore the automobile. This is one other story of overcoming obstacles, generally foolish, however which clearly exhibits the power and will of the rivals in Dakar. Carlos Sainz, who has nothing to show to anybody, determined to stop, perhaps his rational facet is speaking. But the aggressive facet has spoken loudly and the Spaniard continues to be, for now, within the race.

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