Originally Posted by 8340SU
So Faria stops at refueling and his rim is not good. Someone offers him a new wheel, he refuses and take the risk of doing the rest of the special. He tell this to Cyril.
The Alien, master strategist, decides to help his mate. What does he do? He let the boys go up front and they have hard time with the navigation. They are all a bit lost. Chaleco is one of them, he loses time. In the meantime he tells Caselli to slowdown, and explain to him wtf is happening.
Faria, with the broken rim gets to be 2nd in the special, and gains 3 minutes on Chaleco.
Well done Cyril, muddyboy
I've just forgot all the mud situation.
Master strategist (possibly the best of the post modern Dakar era - 2000+), great rider and the PR dept' have gotten most of the mud off his countenance (after last year) with his (back to original) on camera personality, interviews, tweets and general demeanour.
A good day by Cyril Despres!