outside assistance?

While Dongfeng was languishing at the back of the fleet, Team Director Bruno Dubois was visiting the team’s home stopover at Nansha, Guangdong and took time out to visit the Temple of the Sea Goddess and her Four Dragon helpers a few hundred metres from the marina. Around the same time Dongfeng moved up from the rear to lead the fleet.
As avowed agnostics, we are of course not suggesting divine intervention, but we are sure the guys on the boat would accept any help they could get right now!