The dual Formula 1 and Le Mans-winner Fernando Alonso had a miserable start of the tenth stage of this year's Dakar Rally, as he is just two kilometers inside the 534-kilometer-long stage ran lopsidedly out of a sand dune, and rolled around twice in his Toyota Hilux. It writes CNN.
Neither Alonso or his co-driver Marc Coma was injured in the crash, but the same can't be said for the car. The pair had to remove remove the the windscreen before they could continue the race, and it is estimated that the damage to the car costing them 68 lost minutes.
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Alonso completed the tenth stage with a missing windscreen. Photo: FRANCK FIFE/AFP
Fernando Alonso writes on Twitter that he has it good, and is eager to make up for lost time at 11. stage of the race, which this year for the first time settled in Saudi Arabia.
Is all good and ready. !! Looking forward to recover ground tomorrow #toyota #gazooracing #dakar https://t.co/TOAEBEKS0Y— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) January 15, 2020
It is just three days ago the Portuguese motorcykelkører Paulo Goncalves crashed and died on the race's seventh stage
Goncalves is the 29. participant who have died in the Dakar Rally, since the course was run for the first time in 1979.
in the five years back to find the latest fatal accident that hit the Polish motorcykelkører Michal Hernik.