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In 09 Dakar Rally, Chinese competitor Ningjun Lu obtains 6

2009-12-31 16:50 来源:未知 作者:outdoor

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The 50 year-old “Chinese vehicle king” Ningjun Lu finished his fifth Dakar Rally. Though he did not achieve his goal that obtains the19th result which is the best result in history for Chinese competitors, he felt satisfaction with himself; because he has gone through all kinds of hardships to complete the competition on the racecourse.

The fourteenth stage of the competition which ended in this morning in Beijing Time started from Cordoba to Buenos Aires, which is the capital of Argentina. The total length is as long as 792 kilometers, and the special stage which is calculated is 227 kilometers long. Ningjun Lu spent two hours 14 minutes 29 seconds to complete the competition of special stage, was in 65th place. For the whole stage, he ranked No.64 by his time-consuming of 134 hours 3 minutes 13 seconds.
 
Ningjun Lu drove his professional racing car which worth more than six million Yuan to attend this competition. However, this powerful racing car did not bring him good luck. He has got stuck at the beginning of the second stage. This accident disrupted Ningjun Lu’s whole plan, through he was eager to achieve a good result. Because his poor rank in the first half of the race, he was nearly forced to quit the race.

In the first two stages of the rest half of the race; Ningjun Lu began gradually to pass into the good condition, promoted his rank to NO.69. However, he was stuck in a sand mountain in the tenth stage for 12 hours once more. Fortunately, the race was delayed by fog the next day, so that he has had the chance to continue his race. In the following race, Ningjun Lu and his French co-driver was driving day and night. They even rested only two hours in two days. During his journey, he suffered crashing, sticking and other accidents. There was even come out the news that Ningjun Lu would give up the race, but at last, Ningjun Lu hold on to the end.

De Villiers from Volkswagen car team did very well in the final stage. He was the first one who completed the competition by spending 1 hour 35 minutes 43 seconds and won the first place. His teammate Miller placed second by dropping behind him 8 minutes 59 seconds. Gordon from Hummer car team won the third place by spending 49 hours 57 minutes 12 seconds.
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