BMW lead at auto class after the first stage of the Dakar Rally in 2010, which recorded a death of a women after an accident. German manufacturer BMW has provided the surprise of the first day of competition at the 2010 Dakar Rally after Nani Roma managed to finish in first place and run it over two minutes ahead of Carlos Sainz (Volkswagen), one of the main favorites of the event.
BMW’s pilot profited at maximum that he went up fifth in the race, having a largely free road from Colon to Cordoba, the final destination of the day. Roma’s performance was completed by Stephane Peterhansel, who was 3rd in the standings day, throughout at the steering wheel of a BMW X3.
Although initialy the first step ought to take place over 251 km, this was reduced to only 199 km due to changes at starting point because of adverse weather conditions. Watch below the video summary of the first stage of the 2010 Dakar Rally.