Buenos Aires, January 7 2016
Stage 5: Jujuy – Uyuni (Bolivia)
Special Stage: 327 km – Road connection: 315 km – Total: 642 km
The Dakar enters Bolivia during the second part of the marathon stage with its highest altitude point at an elevation of 4,600 meters above sea level, the highest altitude ever reached in the Dakar Rally’s history, along with the physical and mechanical problems that it causes. Competitors crossed the spectacular Quebrada de Humahuaca, a World Human Heritage site to arrive to the stage start.
But the weather keeps playing with the race and the finish line was repositioned 7 km in advance due to the storm. In spite of the difficult weather conditions, the four crews arrived to Bolivia, and are now at Salar Uyuni.
Eugenio Amos/Rafael Tornabell n°371 (54th in 4h55’31)
Michele Cinotto/Maurizio Dominella n°389 (56th in 4h57’22)
Mao Rujin/Ka Chun Yu n°394 (65th in 5h16’22)
Leandro Torres/Roldan Lourival n°367 (68th in 5h20’00)