The twice former winner rolled his car
The Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team driver Hiroshi Masuoka and co-driver Pascal Maimon were forced out of the 28th Dakar Rally at the overnight bivouac in Ouarzazate on Monday evening.
The twice former winner rolled his car in
the 386 kms special stage between Er Rachidia and Ouarzazate and the tubular frame of the car sustained damage beyond repair.
"Hiroshi had an accident and the car sustained some damage which we cannot repair," said Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team Director Dominique Serieys. "A technical expert looked at the car and we had no alternative but to withdraw Hiroshi from the race. It is unfortunate, but that is rallying sometimes. Thankfully, neither Hiroshi nor Pascal were injured."
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