May 23, 2013
Marcos Patronelli pulls out of Dakar Rally
Last year’s Argentine quad champion Marcos Patronelli decided to pull out of the Dakar Rally after he had a new accident which complicated his recovery from a fibula fracture he suffered while he was training in November.
“I’m playing with the death. I’m being warned and I don’t want to operate my knee, but it’s not in good shape,” the pilot told the press.
Patronelli added “I’ve never suffered so much in a small period of time, and I almost killed myself today. When things are going wrong, you have to stop.”
The pilot decided to retire from the competition after he knocked his kneecap.
A month ago, Patronelli suffered an accident in which he fractured his fibulas, his right collarbone and injured an ankle’s ligament.