The 40th running of the Dakar Rally has officially started. After a heart-warming welcome by the enthusiastic Dakar fans on the ramp in Lima, a long road section awaited, followed by a brief warm-up: a special of only 31 kilometres in Lima’s huge sand dunes. This enabled Tim and Tom Coronel to get used to their brawny machine, although the stage didn’t run totally trouble-free. The two had to stop a few times after the brakes got stuck and the engine overheated. Nevertheless, the twins made it into the bivouac in Pisco before the night set in.
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