REPORT – ETAP-6
Cutting Across the Vast Width of the Harsh Gobi Desert! – ETAP-6 REPORT
Today is a longest traverse to the east. Everyone sets out in the morning and with the evening sun at their backs arrive at the bivouac camp at Sayhan Ovoo. Here one can see the remains of brutal religious persecution suffered during the old Soviet regime. The broken remains of the sacred city of Lama monks were once a sightseeing spot often visited by European travelers. The winners on this day were #115 GANBAATAR/Sukh-Ohir in their Can-Am, who are pressing for top place even in the overall rankings. Anyhow, wondering who will win or lose is changing to worry about how many persons will finish the race. The Chinese group on their KTM-Adv didn’t arrive at the bivouac today. At this rate only about 50% of the participants will finish the rally. At beautiful Sayhan Ovoo the welding sparks kept going all night to the next morning.
ROUTE INFORMATION – ETAP-6
■ ETAP-6 16 AUG. 2019 ALTAY⇒SAYHAN OVOO
「Altai and the Dream Ruins」
Leaving the bivouac camp you drive a little ways along a dirt road. Those nervous about remaining fuel, fill up here.
SS-1 is a high-speed piste and you feel happy. At the checkpoint (CP) you make a CAP adjustment and drive onwards. The latter half has a lot of ups and downs. You finally hit a broad main piste and reach the SS finish. After crossing a bridge you refuel. Then you drive along a long paved road, proceed along the liaison, finish refueling and then go onwards to SS-2. Finally, you cross the main piste (unpaved road). You next pass over a huge coal mine. Then you run along an easy-to-drive piste.You skirt a town and again proceed along an easy-to-drive piste. In the next town, you slowly take a corner, move through an area of shrubbery and reach your goal just before a river.
■ L：7.31km SS-1：265.00km L：155.42km SS-2：277.88km L：18.88km TOTAL：724.49km
PHOTO – ETAP-6
Official photographer shooting of ETAP-6. – 公式撮影
RESULTS – ETAP-6