Dakar SS2: Overheating problem for Coronel

Tim et Tom Coronel © DR

After the brief warm-up on the opening day, the first serious stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally followed on Sunday. Participants had to deal with a special of over 250 kilometres, for a large part covering huge and treacherous sand dunes. The Coronel brothers occasionally got stuck in the loose sand in the early part of the stage.

They were not the only ones: once, the twins found themselves among about a dozen of other teams that had got stuck.

On the opening day of the marathon event, Tim and Tom were faced with some technical issues. The fuel overheated and the engine had to be cooled several times as a result. On the second day, things already went considerably better. Tim explained: “The team made quite a few changes during the night to solve the problem. The changes were significant with plenty of extra cooling in the bodywork. The guys have done a great job!