The Russian driver Andrei Karginov, winner of the Dakar rally in the truck category in 2014, is excluded from the edition of this year after he has shot a spectator and has not stopped attending. The victim has suffered a rupture of the femur and the video of the incident has become viral, which forced the organization of the Dakar to react quickly.
Karginov disqualified in this case https://t.co/e2LqQNhjNP pic.twitter.com/7AWJ1YIlJ8
– Rallymaniacs (@Rallymaniacs) January 12, 2019
The organization has expelled the Russian driver of this year's edition, but he recalled that "the public is obliged to respect the safe areas that are being implemented by national authorities and local security forces." The victim, who returns to the hospital, is a 60-year-old South African who followed the evolution of the fifth stage from outside the area reserved for spectators.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT – RACE ACCIDENT WITH TOESPAAR
– DAKAR RALLY (@dakar) January 12, 2019