Dakar 2017, stage 12: KTM and Sunderland are champions


The twelfth stage of the Dakar 2017 has not been reported
no surprise in terms of the general classification, although it has left
a curious sight. In full fight for the third place of the podium, Adrien
Van Beveren and Gerard Farrés have marked the same time
to the front of the
special. With all the great protagonist of the day has been another, the entire time that Sam
Sunderland has become the first british to win the ‘Touareg’
. No troubles and after a Dakar almost pristine at all levels,
especially in terms of regularity, Sergey Karyakin has been proclaimed champion
in quads


All the pressure on the final day of the Dakar was, without a doubt
for Adrien Van Beveren and Gerard Farrés
, the entire time that both drivers are playing
the last step of the podium in a stage in which the pilot of Himoinsa started
with 48 seconds of advantage. In the end, both shot at an even pace, both
that Van Beveren and Farrés closed the stage with 30:29 minutes
, in a tie
technical that gave them the stage to both. The podium of the day closed
Joan Barreda
, every time that the Honda pilot it was left to 18 seconds at the end of
the 64-mile timed.

Oblivious to this fight, Sam Sunderland closed the stage on sixth
1:42 minutes
of the winners, a result more than enough to consummate his
win and keep intact the streak of consecutive wins in the KTM. With 32
hours of competition behind their backs and a solid performance, Sam Sunderland has
won his first Dakar and has delivered the first ‘Touareg’ Great Britain
. Second
finished the rally, Matthias Walkner, after getting 32 minutes behind
to his teammate. For his part, and after fighting to the last stage,
Gerard Farrés has closed the podium in a historical outcome for a private team
as the Himoinsa Racing.

Within the small battles they experienced in the last
special of the Dakar, the seventh-ranked argentine Diego Duplessis has served
for rrebatarle the fifteenth position in the overall Laia Sanz. All in all, the
Dakar the KTM has been great once more, and despite not being able to
played two of the stages in queens, where it tends to make a difference, at the end Laia
Sanz has finished sixteenth
, after signing today the position eleventh, to
3:08 of the head. For his part, Joan Pedrero has finished thirteenth in the
at the wheel of his Sherco after being fifteenth in the last special
the rally.

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