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Old 01-11-2012, 07:01 AM   #395
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Inmate vbenedic is out due to another rivergate!



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Iquique, Chile – Vicente De Benedictis encerrou a sua participação no Rally Dakar 2012 por conta de uma situação bastante inusitada. Durante a nona etapa, realizada nesta terça-feira entre Antofagasta e Iquique, no Chile, o brasileiro teve a moto levada por um rio em função da imprudência de um competidor de carro. “Infelizmente tive que encerrar a minha participação de uma forma triste por causa do desrespeito de outro competidor”, lamentou De Benedicitis, que estava pela terceira vez no maior rali do mundo.

Tudo começou porque foram abertas as comportas de um rio. “A organização não sabia e esse fato transformou uma estrada em um rio com forte correnteza e 1,5m de profundidade. Estávamos atravessando um veículo de cada vez, mas teve um carro que não esperou e derrubou as motos rio adentro, sendo levadas pela correnteza”, relatou De Benedictis. “Levamos cerca de duas horas para encontrar as motocicletas, que estavam a quase dois quilômetros do ponto inicial”, continuou o piloto.

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Iquique, Chile - Vincent De Benedictis ended their participation in the Dakar Rally 2012 on account of a very unusual situation. During the ninth round, held on Tuesday between Antofagasta and Iquique, Chile, the Brazilian had taken the bike by a river due to the recklessness of a competitive car. "Unfortunately I had to terminate my participation in a way sad because of the failure of another competitor," lamented De Benedicite, who was the third time in the biggest rally in the world.

It all started because they were open the floodgates of a river. The organization did not know this fact and turned the road into a river with strong current and 1.5 m deep. We were crossing a vehicle at a time, but had a car that did not wait and dropped the bikes into the river, being washed away, "reported De Benedictis. "It took us about two hours to find the motorcycles, which were a mile from the starting point," continued the pilot.
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