Dakar 2016, stage 11: Statements in San Juan


Antoine Méo managed to win in the bikes and is third in the general: “It’s crazy, I didn’t expect much. It is up to incredible. I’ve caught Gonçalves before it went down. I am satisfied because, to be my first year, I managed to encaramarme to the third position. Today, the navigation was complicated and all have made mistakes, so I took advantage. A fantastic day out. I still don’t know what to do in the last two stages. It is my first year and I’ve come to learn, so we’ll see what we decide this evening”.

For his part, Toby Price has passed another stage, and not only that, but that has increased its leadership: We have gone back to do a good day. I’ve left in third position, but after 180 km already was in front. I followed well, but the last fifty or even eighty miles have been very complicated. it Was very hot and lacked air. The victory is still far. The important thing is to be able to cross the finish line in the last stage. Today, the heat has played havoc, but the bike itself is well. Antoine Méo has done a great time, I’m happy for the team.


In the car category, the second stage win for Nasser
: “it Has been a very long day and with a lot of heat. I’ve been pulling
non-stop and I am very happy to have won the stage. In the past
30 kilometers, we’ve broken the front axle and we were only going with two
, but without major problems, because the tyres have responded
very well. It’s going to be difficult, but I have to consolidate my position
in front of Giniel. Right now we have 21 or 22 minutes of advantage on
him, so the truth is that I am very happy”.

both, Stéphane Peterhansel continues his way towards victory: “With
430 miles quite complicated navigation, with fesh-fesh, with
a dry bed and, in addition, with a real maze at the end, it is
normal that we are stressed. we Hear any engine noise
and we pay attention to all loss of adhesion to non –
to spoil any part of the transmission. A mechanical problem could
to leave us in the lurch. If we were lying on the track, move not
there will be served nothing
. The rally is characterized by the ups and downs
continuous. Just a bad day at the Dakar and hala, until next year”.