We haven’t really done any coverage of The Dakar this year, quite frankly because I am disappointed that there are no Canadian entries this year. That doesn’t however mean that there isn’t some great action happening.
This video from Tom Coronel, a racer from the Netherlands, who was driving one of a pair of Chevy powered buddies, along with his brother Tim in the other.
Today was not a brilliant day
Suffering from fuel issues, Coronel got stuck in the fesh fesh, a powder like sand which is notorious for bogging vehicles down. As if being stuck wasn’t bad enough, the driver was in personal danger when his buggy was hit first by one of the giant racing trucks and then by a pickup truck, before Adwin Hoondert stopped to hook up and not only pull the buggy out, but take Coronel on a wild ride.
This short video encapsulates everything that is The Dakar in one day.