Stuck in the sand
Team 127 (Corinne CATROS / Sophie GILLES)manage to get out of their predicament quite easily. With a bit of shovelling and the help of their sand ladders, the job is done. Further on, the Gazelles of Team 177 (Emilie LOGET / Nina LEBELLENGER), who are taking part in their first rally with their Toyota, also get stuck on a fairly steep slope. Lying in the sand under the vehicle to remove as much as possible, they admit, out of breath, that they fear the worst. They are joined by another, more experienced, team, who provide some advice. The driver puts it in reverse, the vehicle clears the sand, and they are back on their way.
Further on, a 4×4 is in a bad position, straddling the crest of a dune. It’s definitely going to be an eventful day! Once out of the dunes, the sand gives way to a desert of stones (reg) that will lead the teams to their first CP (checkpoint).