On May 23rd, Beijing time, the SS3 stage of the Ring of Towers Rally ended. When the author wrote the beginning of this routine, I was not sure whether the sentence was rigorous. As of 24:00, there were still about 30 racing cars trapped in the Taklamakan Desert. Motorcycles are also stuck on the track, and the SS3 Devil Circuit once again taught the drivers of the Ring Tower a lesson. You must know that more than 100 cars were stuck in the desert when racing on this track before.
desert and racing
At 14:42 in the afternoon, many media and team logistics waiting at the finish line shouted like a pan: “There is a car coming out! There is a car coming out!” It was Christian from the BAIC Corps who came out, always far ahead The French driver was also not very relaxed this time. He told the reporter: “This is the desert, and anything can happen in it.” Not long after, another BAIC car, Liu Yangui, also came out, but at this time people also knew a The bad news is that Wang Hai, a highly skilled BAIC driver, overturned his car when he was only 20KM away from the finish line.
The unconquerable Taklamakan
Immediately afterwards, the bumblebees of the Han Wei Legion also appeared in people’s field of vision. Han Wei himself was a little embarrassed when he came out. The front hood of his car had been abandoned in the desert until 4 hours later, Only more than 20 cars came out. Teams competing with each other have already started to support each other at this moment. Whenever there is a new car, they will tell each other to avoid anxiety.
The riders who come out kneel down to love their cars
“Lu Binglong is out!”
“Uncle Liang is out!”
“Your driver has come out!”
“I saw your car!”
The riders who come out within the stipulated time on this stage are respected by each other and the audience. But the problems left to the organizing committee and the team are far more than that, and the rescue work is still a big problem. Nearly 40 racing cars were trapped in the desert, even the powerful racing cars couldn’t get rid of the soft sand. What was even worse were the motorcyclists, and the conditions were even worse. In the desert.
The harsh natural environment and the huge temperature difference are a huge test for people’s physical fitness. Zhang Guoyu, a BAIC driver who came out in the early stage, told reporters: “The environment on the track is very difficult. The surface temperature may have reached 70 degrees. My My feet have been burned, and it is hard to stand now.”
This is true for the drivers who have come out, but it is even more difficult to imagine the conditions of the drivers who have stayed in the track for more than 10 hours. Until the author is typing these words, it will still be reported that a driver has walked out of the track.
When Lu Ningjun and Li Jian, who were driving the mass-produced car, came out around 23:00, all the staff cheered. However, for many drivers who are concerned about the race, tomorrow’s race is coming again. Tomorrow’s track will run in the opposite direction of today’s track, which is almost impossible for most drivers.
Hernandez is not easy
Considering this situation, the organizing committee had no choice but to cancel the SS4 stage race. For the consideration of the drivers’ health and rescue work, we had to choose to compromise, although this is not in line with the spirit of sports.
In response to such a helpless move, we asked Zhou Yong, the holder of the highest record of Chinese drivers in the Dakar Rally, how to weigh in such a situation?
Zhou Yong said: “The organizing committee’s approach is helpless. There are many cars on the track that need to be rescued. This arrangement is completely correct for the health of the drivers. However, it is not difficult to see that Chinese drivers are far from the rest of the world. For top drivers, the gap is still quite large.”
The mass-produced car Chery successfully completed the track
The off-road people are brave because they embarked on the road of conquest; the ring tower is warm, and among many choices, they choose awe and protection; More and more people began to catch up with the opponents in front.