Nani Roma: Dakar task after rollover

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N ani Roma is unlucky at the 2010 Dakar. He had everything started so well. On the first test, the 37-year-old surprisingly set the fastest time and thus moved up to the top of the rankings for a day. However, it should remain the only one. The tide turned on Sunday when Roma rolled his X3 to the side shortly after the start.

Crash in the canyon

With The Spaniard was initially able to keep the damage within limits by losing 15 minutes. On the third test, Roma finally ran out of luck. Together with his co-driver Michel Périn, he got into a large canyon that was hidden behind a sand dune.

According to the team, the BMW X3 fell several meters and overturned several times until it hit the ground hard. In the spectacular incident, Roma damaged the entire rear right side of his off-roader and also tore off a wheel.

Damage cannot be repaired

Am Hook of the service truck, the crew reached the bivouac in Fiambalá at 10.45 p.m. local time. After a quick look at the car, the mechanics quickly realized that the damage could no longer be repaired. To make matters worse, Roma also injured his hand. However, the team denied rumors that the hand was broken.

For co-driver Périn, the fate of the previous year was repeated. Not far from the place where he had an accident with Roma on Monday, it was over in 2009. At that time he was still sitting with Carlos Sainz in the VW Race Touareg when he had to give up all hopes of victory in the event of a rollover.

This means that only Stephane Peterhansel remains the last spearhead for the Hessian X-Raid team. While team-mate Roma said goodbye to the rally, the nine-time Dakar winner was able to set the fastest time of the day and take the lead in the overall standings.


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