Dakar SS11: A long travel day for Tim and Tom Coronel

Tim Coronel © DR

Now, Tim and Tom Coronel really have the end of the 2017 Dakar Rally in sight. The brothers completed the final serious stage without any problems. Now, they only have a 64 kilometres long sprint to deal with.

After the problems earlier in the week, things have been going well for the Coronel brothers in the last few days.

The eleventh stage went smoothly, in spite of the huge dunes the competitors had to deal with in the early part of the special stage. While many vehicles got stuck in the sand, Tim and Tom managed to fly over it. The buggy is ideally suited for such conditions, which was proven once again. A loose bolt in the closing stages didn’t affect the good spirits.

“We made it to the finish before darkness set in, that was quite unique,