South African racers still in the hunt as Dakar hits its final stretch

2014-01-18 00:00

THREE race crews with links to South Africa started the second-last stage of the two-week Dakar rally in the elite top 10. They are the teams of Toyota, Ford and Broadlink KTM. The rally ends tomorrow night.

This is when a cool-headed co-driver has to calm things in the cabin. Unlike other famous rallies, like the Baja 1 000, racers in the Dakar do not know the day’s routes. The means the co-driver’s ability to read a map is as important to win a Dakar as is the driver’s ability to read the route surface.

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