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Dakar: Cummings takes it easy on rest day

SA rider Brett Cummings plans to fine tune his bike and catch up on social media today.

South African Motorcyclist Brett Cummings gives the thumbs up ahead of the start of Dakar 2013. Picture: AFP.

ARGENTINA, Salta - SA rider Brett Cummings says he is enjoying his rest day at the Dakar Rally.

Competitors are given a break from the treacherous conditions today and are afforded an opportunity to sleep beyond 4:30 am.

Cummings explains what work will need to be done on his bike on the rest day.

"I'm going to do an analysis of the oil and just look if there's any debris or shavings. The bike's pulling really well still and I think I'll keep the same engine in, I'm not going to do an engine change or anything, just a fresh set of tyres, air filter, oil filter, the same stuff I do every other night."

Cummings' plans for the rest of the day…

"I'll maybe go into town and relax, get into air-conditioned buildings if possible and then just catch up on a bit of social media and take it easy."

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