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17 January 2020, 15:45

MAZ third at Dakar 2020

Photo courtesy of the organizers of the rally
Photo courtesy of the organizers of the rally

MINSK, 17 January (BelTA) - Siarhei Viazovich's crew of the Belarusian MAZ-SPORTauto Team landed third overall at Dakar 2020 which finished in Qiddiya on 17 January, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian MAZ lost 2:04.42 to the race winner Andrei Karginov from the Russian Kamaz-Master who cleared 12 stages in 46:33.36. Kamaz-Master's Anton Shibalov is second (42:26 behind the winning time).

The Belarusian crew piloted by Aliaksei Vishneuski is eighth in the overall standings. His teammate Aleksandr Vasilevski is 12th.

The Special of the final 12th stage from Haradh to Qiddiya was 167km. Russian Andrei Karginov took his seventh stage win in Qiddiya by 2:01 over Aliaksei Vishneuski. KAMAZ-Master's Eduard Nikolayev was third (2:07).

Dakar Rally took 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 featured 351 crews: 170 motorcycles and quad bikes, 134 cars and buggies, and 47 trucks. The rally raid ended in Qiddiya on 17 January.

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