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Old 01-20-2014, 08:11 AM   #4
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Technical inspections in Almeria.
Day: 00
Date: Jan 19, 2013
Route: Almeria
Length: 0 km
Country: Spain
Character: Pre-start technical inspections.

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The Rally got off to a wet start today as rain showers and high surf surge momentarily disrupted the technical inspection and the participants scrambled in search of higher ground. Once the nature cooperated the inspections concluded smoothly with all registered vehicles admitted to the rally. The large crowd attending the nightly briefing served as a reminder of the tremendous growth this event has experienced over the last four years. It was especially great to see all the familiar faces from years past.

Tomorrow Stage 1 gets underway with a short prologue starting at 8AM following a liaison to Taourirt in Morocco. The five-hour ferry trip from Almeria to Nador provides a final opportunity to rest and socialize before the hectic pace of competition begins on the African continent.

"What could possibly go wrong"
CBVRacing. "The race (Dakar) is what it is, it is being offered to racers, if they chose to sign up they should know that there are only 5 outcomes at the end of the two weeks: Finish, Mechanical, Abandon, Injuries, Death."

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