News from the Volkswagen bivouac
Six rubber stamps, seven signatures, and two visits to the bivouac from a sizeable delegation - after several days of negotiations, Argentina's veterinary ministry has granted Volkswagen permission to consume the supplies of frankfurters
that it has brought with it.
Importing food to Argentina is not usually permitted, but the authorities made an exception for the Volkswagen team - involving an official inspection and all documentation in duplicate. But the technicians, drivers and engineers need to get eating the sausages as soon as possible, as all food has to be used up before the “Dakar” armada crosses the border into Chile on Friday.
Only on the « Dakar » - from a racetrack to a football stadium : The rally armada experienced not one but two unusual locations to set up camp on the sixth day of the « Dakar ». In the morning, the participants set off from the racetrack in San Rafael, where they had used the infield and the asphalt as their overnight service location.
Then the crews arrived in the city of Mendoza in the afternoon, which is also the name of the local province where the best wines in South America are said to be grown. And in Mendoza, the teams have set up their service camp by the football stadium in Parque San Martin.