136 bikes, 35 quads and 64-car had taken the exit in the stage prologue of the Dakar when the special 11-km has had an abrupt ending. The entrepreneur, china Guo Meiling run over to several fans at the height of the kilometer 6,6 of the test when lost control of his Mini All4 Racing (#360) after a meet with a jump. The organization decided to neutralize the stretch for the cars remaining, and for the 55 vehicles that make up the category of trucks. The heavy weights of the Dakar will have to wait until the first stage to debut.
Although the initial information are always contradictory and pointed to an accident of greater severity, according to the reports of the medical services, the crash has jumped out with eight wounded, one being serious after being beaten by the Mini All4 Racing of Guo Meiling. Nothing more the event, the organization has deployed immediately all the resources available to the place, that is to say, four helicopters and medicalized, three vehicles and eight ambulances of local services. individuals injured have been evacuated to the hospital of reference.
The 52 pilots that have not been able to reach the goal in the
category of cars and all the crews in the trucks category
receive a time offset to not being able to complete a time competitive.
To all of them for the rest of the route to the bivouac is installed in Rosario has
been an extension of the link. An hour after the accident, the organizer of the Dakar has issued a brief statement in relation to the mishap. The ASO reduced the number of injured to four.