Late last night some distressing news reached camp about a road traffic accident involving one of the team’s support vehicles. Justin Birchall, who retired from the rally during stage 4, Lee Townsend, a team mechanic, and the team’s logistics expert, John Winskill, were involved and have been badly injured. They’ve been transferred to a hospital in Lima.
“We’re going back-to-back, this is bad ass,” yelled US Marine Mark Zambon as he and Ben Gott left for the fifth stage.
Dakar veterans will tell you that the Rally can bite at anytime and on the very first day, it bit the Race2Recovery team.
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