Dakar 2016, stage 8: The dunes end up with Loeb


Started the second week of the Dakar and with it came the
first dunes to take a turn to the test. Toby Price is the new leader in motorcycles
after winning the stage and take advantage of the time lost by Gonçalves after a
fall. Marcos Patronelli with a similar script already is the more rider strong in
quads. In the car category, Stéphane Peterhansel is also premiering leadership the entire time
Sébastien Loeb has already said goodbye to their options in this Dakar after suffering a
rollover with the Peugeot 2008 DKR16. The frenchman has left an hour while
Nasser Al-Attiyah has added to his first victory.


The second week of the Dakar has begun to move in the bosom of Peugeot and not by the fact of losing their first stage, but by the mishaps that have taken their riders. Nasser Al-Attiyah has scored the triumph in the special with a time of 6 hours, 32 minutes and 23 seconds, taking advantage of the problems of their rivals. The pilot qatar has given him the first win in this edition at X-Raid in a day in which one of the challengers has already said goodbye to their options. Sébastien Loeb has left 1 hour and 8 minutes after two mishaps.

And is that the eighth stage, divided in two timed sections, showed his side more bitter to the Peugeot 2008 DKR16. First was Stéphane Peterhansel, who suffered a puncture in the first part of the stage, which allowed him to eventually overcome taking advantage of the dunes and the good performance of your buggy 4×2. For his part, Carlos Sainz remained in expectation, while the victim after the neutralization was the third cock of the barnyard. Sébastien Loeb made a mistake and lost 8 minutes after leaving it buried the rear axle of your buggy in the sand.

A mishap that became ‘small’, as shortly after Sébastien Loeb suffered an accident and rolled over the Peugeot 2008 DKR16. With notable damage in the buggy, but without regret physical problems in his or her person or in that of his co-driver Daniel Elena, the French managed to reach the finish line with a time and its options to the Dakar lost. In the bosom of the French team, Carlos Sainz finished second in the stage to 12 seconds of Nasser, while Stéphane Peterhansel protagonizaba a great comeback over the dunes to finish at 31 seconds of the pilot, qatar, a result that is worth to Stéphane Peterhansel to be the new leader.

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The category of trucks is disputing the stage. We will update the results with the arrival of the first crews.



Face and cross. The script of the Dakar was repeated in the motorcycle category. With a time of 6 hours, 53 minutes and 14 seconds, Toby Price got the stage victory and is the new leader of the category. The australian rider has had a remarkable performance on the KTM, just the opposite of his main rival, while it remains in the fight for the title, today has received a hard setback. Paulo Gonçalves has suffered a showy fall that perfectly it could have cost a injury. The Portuguese, however, managed to reach the target losing 5:17 minutes.

despite its strong crash, Paulo Gonçalves finished second in the stage. A result that is worth to become a unique alternative to Toby Price, who is the new leader with 2 minutes and 5 seconds over the Honda pilot. And is that this stage has tripped the distance between the drivers head in a remarkable way. Pablo Quintanilla has entered at 6:32 of Price, while Stefan Svitko and Kevin Benavides has left more than 8 minutes. A distance understandable in a stage of navigation and dunes but that places them far enough in general. For his part, Antoine Méo was left 10 minutes at the open track.

Among the spaniards, of new a special mention for Gerard Farrés and Joan Pedrero. The pilot of Himoinsa and Sherco have managed to sneak into the top ten of this complicated stage, although by the way you have left 10 and 11 minutes. A sample of the difficulty of the particular disputed today in two tranches, and that has opened the second week. Very good performance also of Armand Monleón (11th), while Jordi Viladoms, Laia Sanz and Iván Cervantes have managed to finish among the top twenty. Txomin Arana has had to abandon after an accident.

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Among the quads, the arrival of the dunes also has caused changing roles between the two title contenders. With a performance that is masterly, Marcos Patronelli added the victory stage after completing the special stage with a time of 8 hours, 1 minute and 18 seconds. A record that he was worth, to superar to his brother Alexander in 5:42 and wrest the leadership of the general. What is certain is that the younger of the Patronelli has been at another level and has taken advantage of the first dunes to mark their territory. Brian Baragwanath has closed the podium of the stage to 6:05.

Shows the level displayed by Marcos Patronelli along this eighth stage is the time lost by drivers like Alexis Hernández and Lucas Bonetto. Both have crossed the finish line more than 9 minutes behind the winner, despite having demonstrated during the first week to have pace and ability to fight for victories or even get them. Worst day you have had Pablo Copetti, Jeremiah Gonzalez or Walter Nosiglia, with more than 20 lost minutes or even Nelson Augusto Sanabria, touching the half-hour delay. As always, the distances in quads dilate when the dunes make act of presence.

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