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Old 01-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #102
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JF Charlot (the Aldo Racing/KTM Canada Team Mechanic) successfully replaced Patrickís engine in the night following a mechanical issue that arose on Stage 5ís liaison section, and the subsequent scramble to find a replacement motor.
Patrick was at the starting line at the pre-appointed time of 9:19am EST to begin the relatively short 136km special section for the 5th stage of the Dakar from Arequipa to Arica.

The engine swap allowed Patrick to carry on in the relatively technical and rocky terrain and to run conservatively to a 96th place finish.

Pat is currently in 62nd position in the overall standings after five stages, down from 52nd due in part to the 15-minute penalty levied on the first engine swap.

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