The Lithuanian driver Vaidotas Zala finished his Dakar 2021. Official Dakar website announced that Vaidotas Zala, who was battling for the lead during the first stage before dropping down the standings, has come to a standstill after 132 km of the link route and has not started the special. However, the cause of the Lithuanian’s problems is as yet unknown.
Meanwhile, the Lithuanian explained what happened in the beginning of the second stage: “We came to the start, it looked like that everything is very well. We went just 2 km, when started dunes. I felt some kind of bad smell from the engine and I knew that it is the end.”, said Vaidotas Zala.