Dakar racer disqualified after hitting spectator with truck

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Accidents
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Russian driver Andrey Karginov has been excluded from the truck classification of the Dakar Rally after failing to stop and attend to a spectator that he had hit. The 60-year-old onlooker suffered a broken leg after being hit by the vehicle weighing more than three tons.

Karginov was third in the Camion classification after five stages, two of which he had won for his Kamaz team alongside co-driver Andrey Mokeev and mechanic Igor Leonov.

The 42-year-old won the truck class in 2014 after taking four stage wins and was on a fine comeback trail this year after finishing 14th in his last outing in 2016.

However, his latest effort has been cut short after an incident on Friday's fifth stage from Moquegua to Arequipa in Peru.

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