Dakar organisation “a mess”, says Karyakin

Dakar Rally quad class frontrunner Sergey Karyakin has hit out at the organisation of the event, calling the rally so far “a mess”.Karyakin, a stage winner in 2014, was briefly in the lead of the 2016 rally during week one before having time added on, which dropped him down the order.

Sergei Karyakin
Sergei  Karyakin

The Russian currently sits fourth, an hour and a half down on quad class leader Marcos Patronelli.

“I want to think that I won’t have any more penalties – or problems with the organisers,” Karyakin said after Wednesday’s stage.

“Every day I have to deal with the stewards and their mistakes until the late evening.

“Honestly, it’s a mess. I haven’t seen anything like it in amateur competitions – and this is Dakar.”

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