Home Page About Us Contribute

Escort, Inc.

Tweets by @CrittendenAuto

By accessing/using The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the Terms of Use on our Legal Information page. Our Privacy Policy is also available there.

Tragedy Strikes Penultimate Stage of Dakar Rally

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Rally Racing Automotive Africa Topics:  Dakar Rally

Tragedy Strikes Penultimate Stage of Dakar Rally

VOA Sports
January 14, 2006

For the second day in a row, tragedy has struck the Dakar Rally, with another spectator killed in the penultimate stage in Senegal.

A 10-year-old boy was struck and killed Saturday at the 200-kilometer point of the stage between Tambacounda and Dakar.

The rally was already mourning the death of another 10-year-old in Guinea Friday.

Despite Saturday's accident, the race continued with Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit winning the car section in 2:36:33. Teammate Alfie Cox of South Africa was second, 3:13 back, with American Mark Miller third.

Mitsubishi driver Luc Alphand of France retained the overall lead, 17:53 seconds ahead of Giniel De Villiers of South Africa.

In the motorcycle section, Yamaha rider David Frétigné of France won the stage in 3:16:59. Overall leader Marc Coma of Spain aboard a KTM was 33 seconds back with another Yamaha rider Gerard Farres Guell of Spain third. Coma leads the overall standings 1:13:29 ahead of Frenchman Cyril Despres.

Sunday's final stage is a 110-kilometer loop around Dakar, Senegal with a 31-kilometer special timed section.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr

The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute