Stage 5 – Thursday, January 6th
Calama - Iquique link of 22 miles, Special of 263 miles
The Dakar is reputed to be the hardest rally in the world, Jean-Luc and Jean could unfortunately verify it.
Real shipwrecked of the desert, the stage 5 between Calama and Iquique in Chile was for them the one of all the problems.
Firstly, the hub carrier broke, necessity to wait for assistance, 19 miles later, the weld released, waiting again for maintenance, an overall of 4:30 hours lost ... then night of misery in the Atacama Desert ... like many competitors.
- Dakar 2011 - Etape 5 pour Jean-luc Blanchemain et Jean Brucy
The Golfmaurice.com Buggy comes out narrowly to resume in the wake the departure the next stage between Iquique and Arica.
70th of the stage, 79th overall, France 4 has followed them throughout this epic ... ... http://dakar.sport.francetv.fr/vide (the story about them starting at the 38th minute of the video)