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Chagin Crew won the 3rd stage of "Dakar".
Against the truck Vladimir Chagin the day of its 39 th anniversary of the first crew led "KAMAZ-Master" to the first Russian victory in the 30-m "Dakar".
completes the third day of the marathon 14-ty. 3rd stage of the rally-raid "Dakar" -2009 in the truck class wins in the Russian crew of Vladimir Chagin, Sergey Savostin and Eduard Nikolaev.
Five winner of "Dakar" result showed 5 hours 15 minutes 59 seconds ahead of nearest rival by more than 3 minutes.
Another two Russian "KAMAZ" Firdausa Kabirova and Ilgizara Mardeeva taken at this stage of the 3rd and 7 th place. At the end of three days of competition leading the race remains Dutchman Gerard de Rooij. It was hard going all the three Russian crew Chagin, Kabirova and Mardeeva. In the discharge of cars in the race lead after the third phase, keeps the Spaniard Carlos Sayns at Volkswagen. The Russian crew of Boris Bukatova and Sergey Dodonov at Mitsubishi took until the 22 th. He came to the finish behind the leader in 1 hour 5 minutes 33 seconds. In the class of motorcycle riders and quads on the Spaniard Marc Coma KTM and Frenchman Christophe Dekler continue to lead in their classes.
At the start of the rally-raid "Dakar-2009" took 500 crew - 217 motorcycles, 25 slopes, 177 vehicles and 81 trucks. Riders to be overcome 9 thousand kilometers on the territory of Argentina and Chile, and finish in Buenos Aires on 17 January.