¡Oh, surprise! Kevin Benavides is the new winner of the third stage on bikes after the passage of a minute accumulated by Joan Barreda. The argentinian driver, even though it is in these peculiar circumstances, is the prize to your good work. Benavides premieres as well his track record in their first Dakar rally after taking advantage of their knowledge of the terrain to be able to fight face to face with the cocks of the category. The pilot of the team Honda South America Rally Team is the second place of the general, while Stevan Svitko inherits the leadership in the classification. Joan Barreda falls to the third position.
Joan Barreda has not been the only sanctioned. Also dragged a penalty of one minute, Pablo Quintanilla, Olivier Pain, Florent Vayssade, Xavier de Soultrait and Bruno da Costa. Two minutes of penalty drag Joan Pedrero, being outside the top 20 of the stage. Worse he has gone to the Italian Alessandro Botturi -3 minutes of penalty – and Javier Pizzolito, with 5 more minutes on your counter. It has suffered a penalty of 12 minutes, the dutchman Hans Vogels. For its part, the quads, the brazilian Marcelo Medeiros lost the podium after receiving another sanction for a minute.
With all of these penalties, there are riders who have taken out a good revenue. Antoine Meo has added his first podium in the Dakar after inheriting the third position of the stage, and certifying his good work in these early stages of the test. Gerard Farrés has won a position and finished the stage seventh with the frame of the Himoinsa Racing Team, while Laia Sanz and Ivan Cervantes will also earn a post by the sanction of Olivier Pain and ascends to the eighteenth square.