translated from Spanish: Dakar 2020-‘Chaleco’ López: “We ended a very strange day in every way”

Chilean pilot Francisco López revealed that mechanical problems were the reasons for the 22nd place in which the seventh stage of the Side by Side category ended this Sunday, a result that brought him the lead in the general classification. Commenting on what happened today, ‘Chaleco’ stated that “we ended a very strange day in every way. We left in the first few kilometers with the car that was walking very little. I had a power loss.” Everything was changed yesterday (Saturday), but it was running very little. They started to catch us and get over us. We just realized we had no front-wheel drive. That’s why we cut the back palieres,” he said. In the same vein, Teno’s homer said that “we remain in competition to try to shorten the distance we had lost, but the car was powerless because it had no front-wheel drive, until we got stuck on a rise of a dune. Luckily they helped us out.” In conclusion, López did not hide his sentence for the sensitive passing of the Portuguese Paulo Goncalves, a motorcycle rider. “It’s very sad. We ran together in several Dakar when I did it on motorbikes. I knew him up close. We are shocked by this news,” he said.

Original source in Spanish

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