Dakar 2016, stage 10: Carlos Sainz out of the race


Carlos Sainz is out of the Dakar. That is the great holder of the tenth stage, especially when the spaniard was the leader and favorite to victory in the car category. However, everything has been ruined during the day today and despite the efforts made, Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz have said goodbye to their options after suffering a mechanical failure in the casing of the gearbox of the Peugeot 2008 DKR16. The Spanish pilot and co-pilot were in charge of open track and have suffered throughout the special.

Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz were dragging problems from the first kilometers of the special. To be in charge of opening track both lost track with the 2008 DKR16 not finding the first Way Point, which resulted in a puncture. Throughout the process, Carlos Sainz lost about nine minutes of time and even was overtaken by the Toyota of Giniel de Villiers and the Mini of Mikko Hirvonen, although these also had problems to find that point of step. Neither is ridding itself Stéphane Peterhansel to take time out for the same reason.

was Not the only incidence. In the second half of the stage, the Peugeot 2008 DKR16 of Carlos Sainz got stuck in a sand dune, what made him be a few minutes while I got to dig up the buggy 4×2. Two notices that ended in disaster at kilometer 213 of the special according to Juanjo Lacalle, Manager of the pilot. At that point, Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz had to stop before the breakage of the casing of the change. Although both are waiting for the assistance, in practical terms, the race is over for them, either definitively or in the best of cases to a competitive level.

@CSainz_oficial and @LucasCruz74 leave near the end of the Etapa10 with the housing of the shift rota.
— Juanjo Lacalle (@juanjolacalle) January 13, 2016