Dakar 2016, stage 7: Victory of carlos Sainz in a day chaotic


Day of premieres at the Dakar. The seventh stage, marked
by the rain on his second timed section, has made two new winners
in cars and motorbikes. Carlos Sainz has added his first win
with the Peugeot 2008 DRK16
, after seeing, as Sébastien Loeb and Stéphane
Peterhansel won all the previous stages. For his part, Antoine
Meo has achieved his first triumph on the Dakar.
The young KTM rider premiered his
winners in its first participation in the raid and does so in a complex journey. Bikes and quads have been seen as
their special was neutralized by the flood of a river


Perseverance is not missing. Carlos Sainz has
led the seventh stage
of the Dakar in 2016 after the end of the section
qualifying with a time of 5 hours, 34 minutes and 3 seconds. The spaniard has
lived a tough fight with Sébastien Loeb throughout the day, although the
French has stayed at 38 seconds. Just like what happened in the day yesterday,
one of the Mini All4 Racing has avoided the hat-trick of Peugeot. In this case it has
was Nasser Al-Attiyah. The qatari has left 3:22 respect of Sainz and has
exceeded by five seconds to Peterhansel.

the fight between The pilots of Peugeot is decided on small details and in this case have favored Carlos Sainz. The stage that returned the Dakar to Argentina and that was divided into two timed sections separated by the border was not the most conducive to open track. Peterhansel has gone victim of being the first rider in the tour, while Sébastien Loeb has had problems in the turbo. In addition, Daniel Elena has made a small navigation error. In any case, the battle is still open between the three drivers of Peugeot, with Nasser Al-Attiyah to 17 minutes of Loeb in the overall.

Returning to the stage today, Mikko Hirvonen has signed a good fifth place at the wheel of the Mini All4 Racing, while Cyril Despres has been sixth at 5:24 of the head. The best Toyota Hilux at this time has been Giniel de Villiers, while Yazeed Al-Rajhi has dragged some problems and has left 6:42. has Not been a great day for Nani Roma after being on the road, 7 minutes and 16 seconds. The Spanish closed the top ten on this day.

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The category of trucks is challenging yet special. We will update the data with the arrival of the first participantes.



Antoine Meo is of congratulations. The young French rider won his first stage victory on the Dakar, and has done so at a stage chaotic. The motorcycle category has been surprised by a sharp storm in the second part of the special and before the flooding of one of the rivers they had to cross, and the organization has decided to neutralize the stage and set the times of the WP5 as the cronos valid of the day today. In this way, Antoine Meo gets the win with a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes and 27 seconds.

The margin of the abrupt end of the stage, the category of
bikes have had a day very complicated. In the first few kilometers is confirmed
the low of Joan Barreda, Javier Pizzolito and Matthias Walkner
. The Spanish
I decided not to take the exit after suffering intense pain in his wrist, the result of
a fall in the day yesterday while it was towed. Javier Pizzolito
also I took the output after suffering a hard crash in yesterday and
crack his helmet, suffering in addition to a loss of consciousness or momentary.
Finally, Matthias Walkner was going to the floor suffering a fracture of the femur.

After the accident suffered by Walkner, the leader Paulo
Gonçalves and Pablo Quintanilla stopped to attend to his companion
I did lose several minutes. In fact, Paulo Gonçalves was left 10:53
throughout this process, time will be returned to the pilot of the HRC. With
this small nuance, Kevin Benavides finished second in the stage while
the own Paulo Gonçalves has been third, which allows you to improve your
leadership in the general. Ivan Cervantes has been the best Spanish rider, right
in front of Gerard Farrés. Good day also for Armand Monleón and Joan

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In the category of quads and with the same doubts and sowed chaos, the stage victory has been for the argentine Lucas Bonetto. The local rider sum so his first victory in the Dakar in which it is his fifth participation in the event. According to the results in WP5, and the second has been the local Pablo Copetti. The difference between the two has been of 29 seconds. For his part, third party has completed Walter Nosiglia with 54 seconds of disadvantage on the winner, getting to carry two quads Honda to the podium, which is not standard.

Alejandro and Marcos Patronelli have finished fourth and fifth, yielding a remarkable time regarding Bonetto, but being the best classified among the riders head. In fact, Alejandro Patronelli reinforces its leadership in the category and already holds an advantage of 3:36 in regard to his brother, and nearly eight minutes behind the Sergei Karyakin. The Russian pilot has not been able to move from the seventh position of the stage, giving way to 3:46 behind the winner and more than a 1 minute and 20 seconds on the own Alejandro Patronelli.

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