Dakar 2015

Thursday, January 15

Stage 11: Salta – Termas Rio Hondo


Road connection: 184 km – Selective Section: 194 km – Road connection: 142 km – Total: 520 km




After the flood yesterday, the heat wave was waiting for competitors at the MotoGP circuit in Termas Rio Hondo with 45 Celsius degrees. The special stage, relatively short, was once again too fast for the Polaris RZR 1000XT+30. Nevertheless, Willy Alcaraz finishes 51 of the day and reaches the 46 place overall, leading the T3 and Solo class.


“The first part of the selective section was way too fast for us, tells the driver. When it became sinuous, I reached the trucks that passed me and I found myself blocked… it was impossible to pass them.


At the end, there were about 10 km of fesh fesh with incredible ruts, of about one meter… The trucks were waiting on line for cars to get out of there. Besides that, it was a beautiful special stage, with lots of spectators and that is always fun.


The Polaris RZR 1000XT+30 did not have any problem, it is perfect, a machine well designed and extraordinary to drive”.



Tomorrow, 900 km to arrive to Rosario, only 298 will be timed.