Rally Raid Dakar 2006: Leg 10 between Kiffa and Kayes
Today the rally leaves Mauritania and heads to its fifth country: Mali. A shorter 333km stage including 283km of timed effort. The vegetations thickens… More dirt tracks and speed. The competitors will have to be extra
cautious in the many village crossings. A real transition day on the Dakar.
However the special will only concern the cars and trucks.
Indeed, the stage planned between Kiffa and Kayes will be covered in liaison from start to finish for the bike race. The organisers, the teams, the bikers and the bike race officials that gathered together after yesterday's stage have decided to neutralise stage 10 as a tribute to Andy Caldecott who passed away during the special that was covered between Nouakchott and Kiffa.
All the bikers are asked to gather together at 7:30 AM for a briefing and a minute of silence in memory of the Australian biker. The first biker will take off at 8:30 AM in the order of yesterday's special.
The first car will take off as planned at 11:30 AM. The Volkswagen will absolutely want to react after losing the dune battle against Mitsubishi.
Press Release Amaury Sport Organisation