the Penultimate stage of the Dakar 2016 that has been raced today between the towns argentine San Juan and Villa Carlos Paz. It has been a long stage with 931 kilometres of total travel, bikes, quads and cars have played a special of 481 kilometres in length, as compared with the 210 miles of the truck. The fatigue takes its toll, and tomorrow will be held the last stage to the finish in Rosario.
today has been a stage with narrow tracks and a lot of vegetation in which there has been a common denominator, the wisdom of the leaders of all categories. Being the penultimate stage and with a few mattresses of time remarkable in all categories, none of the leaders have risked more for the account and as proof of this, is the fact that none of the first in general, except Marcos Patronelli in the quad category, has taken the stage today.
Helder Rodrigues it has been today the biker fastest, followed by Toby Price, who remains very stable in this Dakar 2016 which is a leader in the motorcycle category. The argentine Benavides has been third party. Svitko (second overall) has been the fourth place, while Gerard Farrés again to be the best Spanish with a seventh position, just with Armand Monleon, rookie this year, behind. Laia Sanz has been 14th.
, quads Marcos Patronelli has decided to maintain the pace of previous stages, taking the victory. Nosiglia and Karyakin have occupied the second and third position, while Alejandro Patronelli has been fifth. Alejandro Patronelli is second overall to about four and a half minutes of his brother. The duel will remain in the family.
are Very conservative and it has been today, Stéphane Peterhansel, which has been tenth with the Peugeot of cyril Despres and Loeb ahead. Mikko Hirvonen rookie this year, has won his first stage with a MINI, followed by Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers. Qatari Al-Attiyah yes, that is squeezing with such a scratch minutes to Peterhansel, although with 40 minutes of advantage, much more will have to complicate the French the final stage of the morning. If Peterhansel wins tomorrow will get his sixth Dakar in the car, to add to six other bike.
Gerard de Rooy also has gone today to the fifth place, leaving the first three positions of the stage today to Versluis, Villagra and Stacey. The Dutch de Rooy leads the overall with almost hour and a quarter on the Kamaz of Mardeev.
Classification Of Stage 12
|3rd||Leeroy Poulter||south Africa||Toyota||+00:00:45|
|1||Pieter Versluis||the Netherlands||MAN||03:14:06|
|3rd||Hans Stacey||the Netherlands||MAN||+00:03:18|
|3rd||Giniel de Villiers||south Africa||Toyota||+01:07:16|
|1||Gerard de Rooy||the Netherlands||Iveco||42:29:59|