MINSK, 10 January (BelTA) - Siarhei Viazovich's crew of MAZ-SPORTauto Team came in fourth at Dakar's Stage 5 trailing 16:30 behind the stage winner Dmitry Sotnikov from the Kamaz-Master Team of Russia who cleared the distance of 353km in 4:12.4, BelTA has learned.
Kamaz-Master's Anton Shibalov was second (a 3:06 lag) and Andrei Karginov's finished in third (3:15).
Siarhei Viazovich goes third overall, 23:58 behind Andrei Karginov of Russia's Kamaz-Master who is first with the result of 20:10.2. His teammate Anton Shibalov is second (14:53).
This is the first time the 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