Dakar 2017, stage 10: Now what happens with the sanction?


The tenth stage of the Dakar 2017 between Chilecito and San Juan
has become its own right in the day key for the rally. However, Stéphane
Peterhansel has assaulted the lead of the car category
, and has been able to
build the last pillar of their thirteenth ‘Touareg’. For his part, in
trucks the title is now a thing of the Kamaz team after the problems of Gerard de Rooy and
in quads everything is expensive for Sergey Karyakin after beating in direct duel to
Ignacio Casale. However, all foci of attention are put in the
category of bikes

Within the general chaos that has lived on the stage in
terms of navigation, the day has ended with victory of Joan Barreda
thanks to the sanction of Michael Metge, with the fall and abandonment of Paul
Quintanilla and with the drivers of KTM in saving the furniture after an error
initial. Nothing out of the normal for the most physical, hard, and complicated
of the Dakar will not be because thanks to his victory, Joan Barreda has been placed
53:47 minutes of Sam Sunderland
, leader of the motorcycle category. A distance
insurmountable in normal terms, but enough to remove the ‘status quo’ of the category.

We must go back to the fourth stage of the Dakar rally between the
populations San Salvador de Jujuy and Tupiza to understand the impact of
the victory of Joan Barreda and the distance that now separates him from Sam
. However, during the above-mentioned special, Honda riders
were sanctioned for an alleged re-fuelling illegal in a area gas station
was not enabled for such purpose in the border with Bolivia. For this reason,
Joan Barreda, Michael Metge, Franco Caimi, Ricky Brabec and Peter Bianchi
received a penalty of one hour
in the first instance to HRC Rally
accepted without replication any.