MINSK, 15 January (BelTA) - Siarhei Viazovich's crew of the Belarusian MAZ-SPORTauto Team retains the third position in the truck overall standings after Dakar's Stage 10, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian crew is 1h40m behind the race leader Andrei Karginov from the Russian Kamaz-Master who cleared 10 stages in 10:20.04. Kamaz-Master's Anton Shibalov goes second (36:08 behind the winning time).
Stage 10 was supposed to cover 534km but was halted at 233km by strong winds and deteriorating conditions in the Saudi Arabian desert. Master's Anton Shibalov was first as he cleared 233km in 2:12.12. His teammates Dmitry Sotnikov (1:08 behind) and Eduard Nikolyaev third (1:30).
Siarhei Viazovich's finished Stage 10 in the 19th position (33:51).
Dakar Rally is taking place in the Middle East after 11 years in South America. Saudi Arabia will be hosting the marathon rally for at least 5 years in a row from 2020. This year's rally is featuring 351 crews: 170 motorcycles and quad bikes, 134 cars and buggies, and 47 trucks. The rally raid will end in Qiddiya on 17 January.More about Sport