One of the most difficult stages has finished. Stage 5 was one of the toughest for the competitors. All of them sought to achieve the goal of passing the route from Tacna to Arequipa.
However, a large mist did not let many of them complete the stage. Such is the case of the Borgward Rally team, who after point 5 suffered the unfortunate injury of one of its members, Ashley Garcia, who suffered a hard blow to the feet which the team to leave the competition with 3 points.
In the face of concern, the Borgward brand ordered the doctors to review Ashley’s health condition. According to the doctors of the ASO, García is stable and soon will recover.
Another problem was the great damage of the Borgward BX7 DKR chassis.
"The damage of the car is too gross to continue the Dakar rally," said one of the representatives of the Borgward team.
This entails a difficult decision, on the part of the Borgward, to stop its participation in the rally Dakar 2019.
t should be noted that the safety of all the people involved is the most important for the Borgward brand.
Besides, we must remember that only 15% of the total number of the cars finished the stage. It reveals the hardness of the stage which was rated as one of the hardest by the amount of FeshFesh.
However, despite the circumstances, the Borgward Rally team never gives up for the big goals highlighting team spirit, teamwork and confidence with the Borgward BX7 DKR.
They exhibited it in good performance during the competition as they push towards the top 20. At the stage 4 achieving №21 and top 20 until the webpoint of stage 5.
However, the Borgward Rally team perfectly knows that this is no time for regrets and already looking for a rematch in the Dakar Rally 2020.
"We want to thank everyone for their incredible support during the Dakar Rally! Especially the fans in Peru who encouraged us and the Borgward BX7 DKR! The Borgward Rally team awaits the Dakar 2020, where we will show the incredible speed of the Borgward BX7 DKR, " said the Borgward Rally team.