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Dakar 2013. Krzysztof Hołowczyc crashed

Monday, 07 January 2013 21:08

Mini All4 Racing's Polish driver Krzysztof Hołowczyc has crashed in the dune area around km 40 of the special. He was immediately assisted by the rescue team and seems to have hurt his ribs and back.

Andrzej Kalitowicz (tean manager): Unfortunately we have bad news: Krzysztof Hołowczyc/Felipe Palmeiro crew crashed before CP1  (km 40). Right after they overtook Ronan Chabot’s buggy at a high speed they jumped down from a high cliff  (2 to 3 meters) and had a very hard landind. The crew went on but at CP1 they asked for medical help because  Hołowczyc felt severe pains in his ribs and back. The primary diagnosis proved some ribs injuries and vertebral compression.  A helicopter took Krzysztof  to the hospital in Piscoand his co-driver Felipe drove the car to the bivouac. Hołowczyc will soon be taken to Lima for more detailed medical examination.