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The riders and drivers of the Dakar will have fully deserved their rest day, on completion of the 5th stage, which was made up of the longest and most varied timed sections on the rally. The start took place for everyone in Tacna, which is the furthest point from Lima that the riders and drivers have reached this year. They started the journey back to the Peruvian capital by crossing a long zone of fesh-fesh before tackling the first tracks of the day, winding through sumptuous canyons, much to the delight of photographers and skid enthusiasts. The long first portion came to a close in the dunes of Ilo, where the bikes and quads experienced a double dose of sand. In the meantime, the cars, SxS and trucks got to grips with a second part of the special, made up of 137 extra kilometres, with the formidable fesh-fesh already visited the day before on the menu, a terrain for the brave!

340 VARELA Reinaldo (bra), GUGELMIN Gustavo (bra), Can-Am, Monster Energy Can-Am, Group SXS ASO/FI, Class SXS, action during the Dakar 2019, Stage 5, Tacna – Arequipa, peru, on january 11 – Photo DPPI
358 FARRES GUELL Gerard (spa), OLIVERAS CARRERAS Daniel (spa), Can-Am, Monster Energy Can-AM, Group SXS ASO/FI, Class SXS, action during the Dakar 2019, Stage 5, Tacna – Arequipa, peru, on january 11 – Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI
398 BAUMGART Cristian (bra), ANDREOTTI Alberto (bra), Can-Am, X Rally Team, Group SXS ASO/FI, Motul, Class SXS, action during the Dakar 2019, Stage 5, Tacna – Arequipa, peru, on january 11 – Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI – Florent Gooden / DPPI
421 MORENO PIAZZOLI Rodrigo Javier (chi), ARAYA Diaz Jorge Gabriel (chi), Can-Am, Can-Am Chile, Group SXS ASO/FI, Class SXS, action during the Dakar 2019, Stage 5, Tacna – Arequipa, peru, on january 11 – Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI – Florent Gooden / DPPI

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Last timed section of the canceled day, so today we are done! Very happy about how everything is going!

The # Dakar2019 changed the scenario. This was the route of the 4th stage, disputed from #Arequipa to #Tacna.

The challenge: This stage did not allow assistance vehicles. Only help between pilots was authorized following the race.

In just under 3h we start again, today 5th stage with 345km timed
Small landscapes in yesterday’s stage

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