The dream of Orlando Newfoundland (Mini) no Dakar Rally 2019 It lasted little. Despite arriving with high expectations, as every year, the driver Mendoza departed on Tuesday after an accident in the second stage, disputed between the Peruvian cities of Pisco and San Juan de Marcona.
Orly threw the towel in the 178 km of the 553 of this segment after suffering a blow that caused it back problems. Even had to be evacuated by helicopter to a nearby hospital for medical assistance.
Orly had to be rescued by helicopter.
"The medical service takes care of Orlando Terranova The Mini pilot suffers from a low back problem and is being transferred to the hospital in Ica Unfortunately, you will not see the goal of your 13th Dakar ", they communicated with the organization.
The Argentine finished in the twelfth position in the first stage and on this second day he tried to climb in positions thanks to the tracks left by the riders who left in front of him.
Newfoundland finished the first stage in the twelfth position.
Newfoundland was once again unable to cross the finish line of the Dakar, a competition in which their best result was the fifth place in 2013 and 2014.
With a time of 3:26:53, the French Sébastien Loeb Won the second stage among the demanding dunes of the Peruvian desert, although the new leader among the cars is the South African. Giniel de Villiers, who finished fourth today.
The second stage was carried out between the Peruvian cities of Pisco and San Juan de Marcona.
On motorcycles, the Austrian Matthias Walknerof the KTM team, took the stage with a time of three hours, 23 minutes and 57 seconds, only 22 advantage over the second to cross the finish line, the American Honda team, Ricky Brabec.
The third was Spanish Joan Barreda, also Honda's and winner of the inaugural stage, which this time finished 1 minute and 41 seconds behind Walkner.