During the rally-race "Dakar" sport truck MAZ fell from a five-meter dune, then rolled over on its side. The episode was shoot on the video. However, after 10 minutes the sports truck of Sergei Vyazovich’s crew stood on wheels and in the end even turned out to be the sixth at the finish.
The incident occurred in one kilometer from the finish line at one of the most difficult special stages in Peru. Belarusian pilot Sergei Vyazovich decided to drive the dune with a lateral slope directly into the "forehead," but did not take into account the five-meter cliff. Accelerating, the truck flew from a huge barkhan and, despite the pilot's attempts to brake, fell into the sand, and then fell over on his side.
At the same time, the truck did not receive any special damage. After 10 minutes,Alexei Vishnevsky ‘s MAZ truck came to the rescue. They managed to put the truck on the wheels with a cable. MAZ was completely serviceable - even the oil did not leak. The drivers immediately started the car and managed to finish in sixth place.
- The fall, of course, was powerful. And at some point we were scared for ourselves and for the truck. However, MAZ proved to be a solid and reliable truck. If there were some other automobiles in this situation, the consequences could be much more serious. In principle, this case, although unpleasant, demonstrated the essence of MAZ equipment, which is ready for any situation, - said the team leader Sergei Vyazovich.