Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa: Alvarez and Ranger storm the sand

South Africa's Ford RacingANTOFAGASTA, CHILE, 15 January 2014 – Lucio Alvarez and Ronnie Graue powered their Ford Ranger to ninth place in today’s 10th stage of the Dakar Rally from Iquique to Antofagasta in Chile.
The Team Ford Racing duo were as high as fifth this morning as the test twisted and turned through their favoured sand dunes near the Pacific Ocean coastline. It provided the perfect antidote to yesterday’s frustrations when they became bogged down in thick sand for 40 minutes just 20 km from the finish.

That time loss meant Alvarez started well down the running order from Iquique this morning. However, the Argentine swiftly passed a string of stranded cars and trucks during 75 km of sand, from which he emerged fifth fastest. 

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