A breakdown complicates Carlos Sainz’s Dakar

The Spanish rider loses the lead in favor of Al-Attiyah and stays 33 minutes behind within the total

Carlos Sainz, throughout the Dakar.Frank FifeAFP

A mechanical downside within the left rear wheel pissed off the Spanish on Tuesday Carlos Sainz (Audi) within the third stage of the dakar rally. I used to be bettering the instances of Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota), however the setback, in the course of the day, compelled him to cease for greater than half an hour and value him the lead. A troublesome day for Madrid and for the group, which needed to shorten the particular as a result of antagonistic climate.

The stage between Al Ula and Ha’ilin Saudi ArabiaI used to be going to have 447 kilometers of particular and 221 of connections, however the rain and the impossibility of the helicopters that present help to the pilots having the ability to fly led the group to chop it after 378 kilometers. Though within the case of bikes, with victory for the Australian daniel sanders (KTM), many have been capable of attain the purpose, amongst them, that of the Spanish Joan Barredawho was fifth with a damaged toe.

For the automobiles (besides the basic ones, for which I canceled the particular) the instances of the penultimate checkpoint earlier than the end line have been validated. At that time, Sainz gave up 35:23 to Al Attiyahfrom which they’re separated by 33:11 total.

Beneath these circumstances, the French Guerlain Chicherit (Prodrive) signed the victory (3h.22:57) and was accompanied on the rostrum by the South African Henk Lategan (Toyota) and the Argentine Orlando Newfoundland (Prodrive), third.

Of the primary of the overall, the saud Yazeed Al Rajhi (Toyota) was the most effective on this installment of the raid along with his fifth place total, simply behind the Frenchman’s Audi Stephane Peterhansel.

Al-Attiyah, who didn’t roll comfortably – actually lose 6:17 with Sainz At kilometer 184-, he was thirteenth at nearly 2:30 p.m. behind Saud, however he benefited from the misfortune of his fundamental opponent in opposition to the Touareg in a Dakar through which nothing can ever be taken with no consideration or dominated out. It’s unpredictable. Now the second is Al-Rajhi at 13:19.


A lot of the bikes have been capable of full the stage. the australian daniel sanders (GasGas) this time he did dare to win, opposite to the second stage, when he voluntarily slowed down within the final a part of the particular in order to not be compelled to open the observe -he nonetheless didn’t see himself ready to take action after having undergone six operations elbow-. however this time he did dare to win.

On the end line, the Australian appeared with 6:19 over the American Skyler Howes (Husqvarna) in a Dakar that introduces bonuses for individuals who open the observe within the first half of the route (1.5 seconds for the primary, 1 for the second and 0.5 for the third).

the californian Mason Klein (KTM), who led the remainder after debuting his report of victories in RallyGPhe gathered 5:52 of corrected time and gave up 6:59 in comparison with the winner, who snatched the general lead from him (now he’s 4:04).

A two-minute penalty disadvantaged the Argentine kevin benavides (KTM) to complete second and relegated him to fourth place, 07:23 behind the winner. Within the normal he’s third at 6:53 over the Argentine Sanders.

A classification through which the Spanish Joan Barreda (Honda) is fifth at 10:37 after signing the identical place within the third stage, which he performed with a fracture within the first metatarsal of his left foot. ‘Bang Bang’ had to withstand the ache and managed to complete among the many greatest.

the american Ricky Brabec (Honda), who gained the 2020 version, was solely 5 seconds behind Sanders at kilometer 240, however needed to retire on account of a fall at kilometer 274. Second favourite out of the battle after the retirement of the reigning champion, the British Sam Sunderland (GasGas) within the first stage.

Within the case of bikes, it was determined to maintain the instances on the end line for individuals who had accomplished the stage, whereas, for the others, a calculation was established primarily based on the typical time they signed as much as kilometer 335 or 378.