After being run over by Giniel de Villiers’ Toyota Hilux, Chilean biker Cesar Zumaran indicates with a wave of his hand that he can continue on his way. The South African was not sanctioned following the incident.
In the history of the Dakar, whatever the country crossed, cohabitation between vehicles of different categories has often been complex. Saudi Arabia, which hosts the event for the third consecutive year, is no exception. As in Africa or South America, it happens that bikers are hooked by cars, in particular because of the difference in size and the lack of visibility.
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Sunday January 2, the first step of the 44th edition of the Dakar was precisely the scene of an incident between a car and a motorcycle. While he is stationary on his KTM, at the entrance of a narrow passage, Chilean Cesar Zumaran is hit in the back by the Toyota Hilux driven by South African Giniel de Villiers. As a result, the motorcyclist falls backwards under the wheels of the Japanese pick-up which fails to roll over him. The image is impressive.
However, Cesar Zumaran manages to get up quickly, even though he does not look his best physically. One might be surprised to see Giniel de Villiers leave without assisting him, but obviously, the Chilean biker gives him a wave of his hand. to indicate to him that he can continue his journey. Moreover, the South African was not sanctioned following this incident and currently ranks fourth in the auto category. For his part, Cesar Zumaran is doing well and is in 103rd place of the general classification of motorcycles at the end of the second stage disputed this Monday.
VIDEO – Biker Cesar Zumaran is hit by Giniel de Villiers’ Toyota Hilux.
? This hanging is one of the images of the day on the #Dakar2022
? Hit by Giniel de Villiers, the Chilean biker Cesar Zumaran was able to hit the road again.
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