SAN RAFAEL – The Dakar Rally 2014 promised be the toughest in history. After a tough first day, the second special stage took many victims. The HRX Fords of Riwald Dakar Team showed their speed with the impressive twelfth position of Erik Wevers. However, the sand dunes of Nihuil created quite some problems.
Bernhard ten Brinke was stuck at sixty kilometres from the finish, with a broken driveshaft. During his debut in 2012, Ten Brinke scored an impressive eighth position in the overall standings, but in the second special stage of 2014, he lost a lot of time. Gert Huzink was stuck a few kilometres earlier after a stone smashed the oil pump. Both drivers had to wait for service trucks Eimert Timmermans and Paul Verheyden. Paul lost time himself because he got stuck in the dunes. Both Ten Brinke and Huzink are being dragged to the bivouac.