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2010 Dakar Rally Stage Two Report: A Familiar Cloud, But The Race Goes On

The second day of the Dakar Rally got underway in a somber mood today after confirmation that a spectator hit by one of the cars had died in the hospital. Reports say that Sonia Natalia Gallardo was one of a group of spectators standing outside of the designated spectator zones set up by race organizers when the Desert Warrior, driven by German Mirco Schultis, came off the route 75km into the opening stage. While several others were injured, Gallardo was airlifted to the hospital, where the news of her death was confirmed yesterday evening. Schultis and his Czech co-driver Ulrich Leardi have since decided to withdraw from the race, making them one of five teams to have bowed out before the second stage, another being Tatra truck driver Toma...

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