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The 2017 Dakar Rally got underway today in South America with all four Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team riders reaching the finish of its opening stage without any problems. Posting the fastest time during the day’s short special, Frenchman Xavier de Soultrait was later hit with a one minute penalty that dropped the WR450F mounted rider to 10th overall.
Yamaha’s representatives at the 2017 Dakar Rally got their two-week adventure under way with a short but technical special stage north of Asunción, before entering the long liaison section that lead them to Resistencia in Argentina. Despite being only 39km long the day’s special stage proved to be quite challenging, with both fast and technical sections over slippery terrain.
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