And ‘E’ started the Dakar 2017 for the three TESTIMONIAL BREMEN
STEP 1: Asuncion – RESISTENCIA SS 39 km – Total 454 km
318 vehicles (144 motorbikes, 37 quads, 87 cars included 10 SSV University, and 50 trucks) for a total of 501 competitors took off the 39th edition of the Dakar. After three days of testing techniques and administrative parade and ritual place on the podium in front of the Government Palace, in the heart of Asuncion, Today, finally, the caravan of the Dakar and is set in motion. The first 39 km of the special stage time at the World Rally-style will be the only one in Paraguay. After the border with Argentina, the competitors crossed the Chaco region and the province of Formosa and Resistencia. The start of the first special order followed the numbering of the back, so Alessandro Botturi # 18, and took 15th AFTER defections Benavides and Meo injury, Svitko #2 for the second and Metelli #53 in position 53°. The race distance was not a problem for this during the first round and Botturi, Svitko and Metelli, have faced the special with a fast pace, but do not overdo it.The Yamaha rider Xavier de Soultrait He and won the first special of this edition in 2017 In view of Pedrero (Sherco) and Brabec (Honda). Alessandro Botturi, 13, 14 and Svitko Metelli, with few engine problem, the origins difficult to be determined, in part today in the 79th position. Today we begin a serious rate with a very difficult phase Resistencia – San Miguel de Tucuman, 275 km special for a total of 803 km.