Al-Attiyah wins the fifth stage of the Dakar ahead of Carlos Sainz

The person from Madrid is now fourth, 34 minutes behind the sheikh, who widens his distance within the basic classification.

Al-Attiyah, through the stage.Frank FifeAFP

the qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota) turned his anger into triumph within the Fifth stage of dakar rallythrough which Carlos Sainz 1:57 was left on the aim of ha’il concerning the winner, present champion and chief of the overall.

The sheikh on Wednesday harshly criticized the choice of the W2RC Committee to use the Expertise Equivalency (EoT) and provides 8 kilowatts extra energy (11 CV) to the Audi, amongst them, that of Sainz. Within the sand, the Toyota man gained the primary stage through which the change was utilized.

The Spanish Laia Sanz (Astara) suffered a accident from which she was unhurt, however who ended up together with her automobile destroyed, when solely 28 kilometers of particular had elapsed. On Wednesday she had obtained an awesome outcome by ending twentyth within the fourth stage.

Toyota warned from the start after the controversial choice of the FIA. the south african Henk Lategan (Toyota) set the very best time on the first checkpoint (km.37), with Stephane Peterhansel (Audi) simply two seconds away, Al Attiyah (Toyota) to a few and Sainz 9 from Qatar.

The primary chief misplaced positions at kilometer 90, the place Peterhansel took the lead with 20 seconds forward of the defending champion and 35 seconds over the Spaniard. Sbastien Loeb (Prodrive), after taking the primary pleasure of the Dakar together with his victory on Wednesday, was solely six seconds behind Madrid.

Loeb handed Sainz and Al Attiyah at kilometer 140, however the variations, with Peterhansel first, have been solely a handkerchief: 42 seconds between the 4.

The Audi man gave up first place after 182 kilometers of particular. Loeb was decided to get his second win in a row, however every part was nonetheless tight. The primary three in seven seconds and Sainz 1:04 behind the Alsatian.

There was a relay within the provisioning of the 210. Al Attiyah then improved the time of the nine-time world rally champion by ten seconds. Peterhansel dropped 22 seconds and Madrid misplaced 1:34 with Qatar.

The Toyota man opened the gap together with his two instant pursuers, though they continued in a 31-second fan, within the subsequent set, through which Sainz cleared him by two seconds.

The sheikh consolidated his rule on the penultimate crossing levelalready with Loeb 35 seconds behind and Peterhansel six extra, whereas the person from Madrid tried to get into the battle, at 1:17.

Sainz was going additional and with lower than 50 kilometers to go, he bettered the occasions of Loeb and Peterhansel and as soon as once more polished off the deficit with Al-Attiyah in 12 seconds to situate himself at 1:05. Within the final part, Loeb’s Prodrive was stopped for fifteen minutes, one other setback for the Alsatian on this version of the Dakar.

Al Attiyah squeezed and in aim higher in 1:57 the time of Sainz -gave 52 seconds within the final section- and in 3:44, Peterhansel’s. Loeb got here inside 20 minutes of the winner in one other poor day and Saudi Yazeed Al Rajhi climbed to fourth place.

Within the provisional total, Al-Attiyah now dominates with 22:36 over Peterhansel, 27:01 over Al Rajhi and 34:52 over Sainz.