Sébastien Loeb has starred in some of the images of the day with its overturning
After the rest day yesterday in Salta, today the Dakar 2016 has returned to undertake the march, although for some pilots has not done more to start. The eighth stage of today was played between Jumps and Bethlehem, in argentine territory. The spice has been of 394 kilometres divided in two parts. The tour is already completely different to what we’ve seen until now, the sand makes act of presence and the stages are more complicated, requiring more navigation, for many, begins a Dakar completely new.
today has been a hard race for many riders, and what lurks not going to be less. Morning the bikes will have a marathon stage and the following stages are also going to have a tour complicated. Except in the quads, in the rest of all category positions are quite disputed. The Dakar 2016 is still very exciting.
The sand is eaten at Loeb
Toby Price has been proclaimed winner in the bikes and advances in the general Paulo Gonçalves, who today has had a showy fall of the that has fortunately come out unscathed and in which he has lost little time, being second in the stage. Svitko has been third while the best Spanish has been Gerard Farrés in eighth position, followed by Joan Pedrero. Laia Sanz has occupied the 14th position. The Spanish rider Txomin Arana, who was making a great Dakar, has suffered a crash in today’s stage, destroying the bike and hurting in the back. Has been transferred to a medical center, and their journey in the Dakar 2016 is closed.
In quads, with no surprises. brothers Patronelli lead with looseness and take turns, today has been Marcos Patronelli the fastest in the special between Salta and Bethlehem.
On cars there is a very prominent, and is that for the first time on this Dakar 2016 the stage is not the wins Peugeot. It has been Nasser Al-Attiyah who has won with their MINI in a stage more favorable for the buggies, although it is true that the qatari have hands on the sand. Sebastien Loeb has lost all options to lose more than an hour and move from the first position to the 33rd in the general. First stuck and after has turned, damaging the car, but after repair it has been able to continue the stage. The first week of the rally was favorable to the French. Carlos Sainz and Stéphane Peterhansel occupy positions two and three, respectively.
Passing trucks, Gerard de Rooy has led to the victory, but the Kamaz still head poking and cutting, with Nikolaev and Karginov among the top three in the stage today.
Classification Stage 8
|3rd||Brian Baragwanath||south Africa||Yamaha||+00:06:05|
|1||Gerard de Rooy||the Netherlands||Iveco||04:41:59|
The spaniard Joan Pedrero
|1||Gerard de Rooy||the Netherlands||Iveco||25:49:26|
|3rd||Pieter Versluis||the Netherlands||MAN||+00:13:29|