Campbell Has Tough Day At Dakar

Cycle News Staff | January 7, 2013

Honda’s Johnny Campbell had a miserable day in stage three of the Dakar Rally today, the Californian having to replace a fuel pump on the course. He ended up 158th in the stage and dropped to 146th in the overall standings.

“It was supposed to be a short day, but it became a long one for me,” Campbell said. “Early in the stage the bike had some hesitations and at km 20 I had to stop and diagnose the problem. It was an issue with the fuel pump and I had to replace it. It took me a long time to fix the problem. Then the bike was okay, but after 140 km I was struggling again with the machine so I had to ride conservative to finish the stage and arrive at the bivouac.”