The queen stage of the Dakar in the desert of Fiambalá has allowed Stefan Svitko win his first stage and Kevin Benavides to set a very good performance, as confirmed by the argentine in goal: “Has been a good stage. I crashed but luckily without consequences. The travel was difficult, there was a lot of navigation and the flooding of the rivers by heavy rains, posed many difficulties. Also there was a lot of mud, something uncommon. The dunes were wet and very soft, so seen what you saw, I’m happy. We come to the end. Should I continue as until now, be constant and don’t let your guard down”.
in spite of everything, Toby Price is the winner moral of the stage already has given a giant step towards his first Dakar: “Has been an important day. Having suffered yesterday the bike with the heat, I wanted to run over a lot. I’ve also been very careful with the navigation. I have reached two pilots. Now I can focus a little more on defending. I have the advantage, but that is no guarantee. Still anything can happen, so don’t let your guard down. The important thing is to be ready to increase the rate again if necessary”.
In the car category, Stéphane Peterhansel has lived a day
dream with the problems of Sainz and the overturning of Al-Attiyah: “We have
started really bad. After I decided to go all out because
I thought that I had lost everything. I’ve taken risks and led to
top. The special was what diabolical level of navigation, outside of
track and channels. I’ve clicked and I started to scream like a man possessed.
But when I gave gas, I’ve done it to consciousness. We have given a
important step forward in the general and I’m glad to see that Cyril is
right behind to lend a cloak. It is great to have you
On the opposite side of the coin, Nasser Al-Attiyah
has had a day to forget: “We have given you a bell lap
colliding with a slope, and we had to wait quite a to give you the
back to the car. Today, we had to take risks, but since that time
it has been a complicated. In the end I’m glad I reached a goal.
roof and cooling system is have been spoiled. In spite of everything,
we have managed to not lose a lot of time in front of Giniel and Mikko. We are
seconds in the overall and now we have to keep that position”.