Fourth day of Dakar rally didn’t do without unpleasant adventures for Benediktas Vanagas and Saulius Jurgelėnas crew. On 288 km special stage with sections of sand and stony roads of Andes, Lithuanian crew rushed to free themselves from viscous sand and change two punctured wheels. All things summed up, overall result was quite good – crew managed to reach the finish in 74th position. Meanwhile in motorcycle classification another Lithuanian Gintautas Igaris finished 96th and now places 108th overall.
Benediktas Vanagas: “Dakar is different” 09.01.2013
On Saturday (on 29th December) Lithuanian team left to South America from International Airport of Vilnius. Legendary desert marathon will start in Lima, capital of Peru in just one week. Racing driver Benediktas Vanagas will represent Lithuania in car classification.
All “General Financing – Autopaslauga” team members had positive moods before the flight. According to Benediktas Vanagas, the first thing they need to do in South America, is acclimatizing – adapting to changed climate conditions and time zone as fast as possible.