“Gear box changeover on Dmitry Sotnikov’s truck was done the whole night, works finished only at 5 a.m. and the truck could drive for a test.
Start of the 6th special stage and pre-last day of the race went on curvy steppe and sand tracks.
The fifth stage Astrakhan-Volgograd became the longest stage during the whole rally.
Ready! Attention: 420 km curvy!” – With this phrase organizers described today’s special.
After a service night without help of mechanics and engineers, contestants had to overcome SS of 332 km, from finish of which 110 km of liaison left to Astrakhan bivouac.