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Posted On: 15 January 2014 06:50 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

The Qatari Champion Mohamed Issa Abu-Issa maintains fifth position in the Quad category in the Dakar rally 2014.

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There are only 3 days left until the end of this year’s Dakar rally on the 18th of January, 2014. Up till this point, the champion Mohamed Abu-Issa has covered 6,750 km in Argentina and Bolivia maintaining fifth position throughout the first 10 days. Abu-Issa is one of the 17 remaining riders out of the 40 who initially started the rally. The Dakar 2014 organizers have declared this rally as being the longest, highest, and toughest routes compared to previous years; the difficulty level has also risen. Mohamed has covered two marathon stages, each extending over a period of 48 hours. With overnight accommodation in a bivouac reserved exclusively for the riders, they did not have the back-up of their assistance teams, and had to rely on help from other competitors to make any adjustments to their vehicles. In this context, team strategies are crucial and the management of equipment is decisive, particularly in terms of wear and tear on tyres. We wish the champion the best of luck in completing the last few days of the Dakar Rally safely. - ILQ News -