Pre Dakar 2013 Movie.
Pre Dakar 2013 Movie.
It took a little while from the last time diary. I was overwhelmed by despair of retired the rally and I was withdrawal in the hotel room alone….. wrong. The reason why I could not upadated my diary was I was offline from the ineternet for a while. Fianbala’s bivouac located in country side and there was no internet connection.
I left the team and I’m on the way to Santiago, the town of Dakar Rally goal alone. I feel so free and easy now and I felt the team members wondered how to treat me. It is better to off the company in this kind of situation. So I’m in the process of scheduling to return to Japan.
Though I say so myself, there is no good mark this time. It was the first Dakar Rally such a miserable in my history. It was the first time retired due to our miss too. This is the best situation for losing my aplomb lol, however I know the cause is in myself and it is easy to find what I do for the future.
The answer is growing myself. I will be better and stronger.
It’s a shame, but I can’t tell you about the next year now. I am not able to say like ” I do my best in the next year !” that is the difference and hard part of the rally compare to other motor sports.
I should say so but I am not that kind of person. Sorry.
I never give up. I will think deeply include what I want to do for the next year and go forward.
Thank you so much.
I was retired in stage 9. Cause is that protrude out could not turn a corner, them rollover.
I didn’t try to attack, I still can not understand what happen. But When make a mistake, something like that.I’m driving too fast….
Then I fix the car on their own,I came back to the bivouac in the middle of the night.
However, the team has decided to retire me.
The reason is that they focus on one car the other,No.343.At the moment, I have not heard directly the reason, so I understood.
The next morning, my car was back in excellent condition thanks to the mechanic.However, team decided that quit continue…
Actually, No343 have a serious trouble.Have been in trouble even stage 10, they have not yet settled.In such a situation, they do not want to use a mechanic and parts for my car.
I agree with all aspects of the decision!!!!
Rather, I can for the team is to stop the rally right now.
To everyone who was cheering, I want to say thank you.
Although my rally was over here, I want you to help them No.343 & TLC.
Report #11 “Stage09 Tucuman > Coldoba (continued report)”
January 14(Local date), We had a report from the site and knew the situation of JUN’s car crushed. After JUN cleared the right corner, the car fallen ahead and got upside down in the second half of the second SS. The drop was not high and JUN and Alain was not injured.
However all of the engine oil leaked and they had no spare. They obtained the oil from other cars and started again but they lost much time. Even the power steering fluid was lost after that and the heavy steering made JUN’s arms so tired. He had to run in the dark with the one-eyed head light too. JUN reached the goal after 22:00.
They needed to move more distance to the bivouac but the road was jammed by the audience back to home. JUN arrived to the bivouac at 1:30.
When he woke up in the tent next morning, TLC decided to retire the rally already. JUN’s Dakar Rally 2013 was over in frustration.