Dakar 2017: Second day of competition. January 3 STEP 2: Resistencia – San Miguel de Tucuman Special Stage 275 km – Total 803 km
After a first day relatively short but grueling made from the scorching heat, today the race started really with a special of 275 km In the Chaco region, the plains in northern Argentina is characterized by lush vegetation typical of the tropical belt. The rains of the past few days have Left compact dirt tracks, limiting a little ‘dust. The warm (43 degrees) and the High humidity rate Have Put to the test pilots What I came to San Miguel de Tucuman exhausted. Alessandro Botturi, started 13th, finished 9th a +06.20 by Toby price, but state and then penalized with 5 minutes to excess speed and is dropped from tenth to fifteenth in the General Classification, Stefan Svitko finished 6th at the finish line with a gap of 4.54 profes And now the seventh position in the general ranking to 4.45 from the first. Alessandro Botturi: “We started in the dark at 4 am and we drove 430 km transfer before tackling the 275 km special. I arrived too strong in a zone Controlled speed and I played the tenth position in the general. Tomorrow I will try to do better. As Announced Marc Coma in the briefing, the third stage will be very difficult, not only because of the altitude but also for navigation “. Tomorrow, the 4th stage San Miguel de Tucuman – San Salvador de Jujuy The caravan of the Dakar will begin a climb up to altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.