Dakar Route – Africa International Cross Country Race 2017.

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On January,2. began the two weeks adventure on rolling on the 38th Dakar Rally!

The Desert Riders Arrived Home!

The Hungarians  held an “After Party” gathering at the Champs Pub in Budapest where they told stories about their international cross-country race experiences throughout Route Dakar 2017.

In the Africa Race Balázs Szalay and László Bunkoczi finished in 11th place, and in the category came second in the 6500-kilometers.

On Saturday, the 292 kilometer between Dakar and Saint Louis 22 were measured, but this was not counted into the race, so that was a kind of driving with pleasure in the final days. At the same time the motorcyclist started, the car drivers who were divided into eight groups.

Within this year’s Dakar Race, Balázs Szalay reached the finish line in the 11th, while László Bunkoczi made it at the 7th place at the Pink Lake.

They spoke about their adventure saying Quote: “Every race is difficult,  physical challenges passes through the Sahara, this was no exception. Had a couple of annoying trifle back fed, that worn both of us during the past two weeks. I cannot just say that the African races has a row of difficulty in terms of its location, but it was not easy that’s for sure. The tracks were good, drove through wonderful places. Overall, notwithstanding there were ups and downs sometimes things went on our nerves but laughed a lot. Mainly listened to AC/DC songs and often to “Highway to Hell” then we shouted the to words as loud as we could. Now that we are back again we feel we could go for it again, test ourselves and tomorrow start it all over the race.”

Among the truckers … Miklós Kovács, Péter Czeglédi, László Ács trio finished in 5th place, while  Zsolt Darázsi, Norbert Szalai double in 6th place closed.

Final results:

Motorists: The 1st. Vladimir Vasilyev, Konstantin Zsilcov   – Russia  (Russian Mini) 36:33:40Hs.

The 11th Balázs Szalay, László Bunkoczi  – Hungary  (Hungarian, Opel Mokka) 9:46:46Hs

Truckers: The 1st.  Andrei  Karginov, Andrei Mokejev Dmitry Nyikitin  – Russia  (Russian Kamaz) 39:52:43Hs.

The 5th Miklós Kovács, Péter Czeglédi, László Ács  – Hungary (Hungarian, Scania) 31:35:52Hs.

The 6th Zsolt Darázsi, Norbert Szalai  – Hungary ( MAN) 51:08:45Hs.

motorcyclist:

The 1st Teddy Gev Sella (Israel, KTM) 42:13:11Hs

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

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