From heaven to hell. That was the thirteenth stage of the Dakar Rally for Team De Rooy Iveco.
Federico Villagra started the day as a contender for victory in the Dakar, but had to stop the fight because of a broken gearbox. Ton van Genugten, who managed to win the twelfth stage, came without power steering in a special with hundreds of turns. Artur Ardavichus was the only Iveco driver who could speak of a more or less reasonable day.
The chances for Villagra were life-size. He started the penultimate stage of the Dakar on a deficit of just one second on the Russian Eduard Nikolaev. The Argentinian Iveco driver started energetically in the stage in the area where he comes from. But already in the first part of the special it went wrong. It started with a puncture, which the crew could not change quickly,