Dakar 2017, stage 5: Victory of Loeb, Peterhansel leader


The bolivian altiplano has left a fifth stage of the Dakar rally 2017, a somewhat peculiar and shortened in the WP5 for the poor state of the tracks by
that I had to spend the second part of the special because of the
rains. A race in the sprint among the riders of Peugeot, Toyota and Mini
have come to this point with options to fight for the race, and in which
Sébastien Loeb has added to his second stage victory to overcome 44
seconds to Nani Roma. With his third-placed Stéphane Peterhansel is the new
leader. For his part, Gerard De Rooy leads the trucks with half of the
special already completed


Sébastien Loeb has scored the victory in the fifth stage of the Dakar after stopping the clock in 2:24:03 arrival in the WP5, the point at which you have placed the final because of the poor state of the region in which you had to spend the second part of the special on by heavy rains in the bolivian altiplano. The French driver has exceeded by 44 seconds to Nani Roma and by 1:31 Stéphane Peterhansel, registry that has served the current winner of the Dakar to climb to the top of the general car category.

With all it has been a day of contrasts and where the navigation has played tricks on several of the pilots head, as was the case in bikes. In this aspect, Giniel de Villiers and Mikko Hirvonen were the first to lose the direction, while Cyril Despres was accused to the problems of open track. Even Sébastien Loeb and Stéphane Peterhansel committed a small error of navigation in different sections of the special, something that allowed Nani Roma to be the only pilot who could discuss the victory to Peugeot. These different errors between leaving the resolution of the special very exciting.

The margin of the riders that made the podium of the special, Cyril Despres is left 10:33 minutes in WP5. The top five completed Romain Dumas, in the first stage, in which the pilot has been able to shine. Conrad Rautenbach and Eric Bernard ended for its part the special in sixth and seventh position, improving the records of ‘Orly’ Newfoundland and Jakub Przygonski. Giniel de Villiers finally was left in goal 29:51 minutes, while Mikko Hirvonen conceded 42:56 minutes, two more than Yazeed Al-Rajhi, after being reinserted in the race. For his part, Martin Prokop closed the special with 1:10:14 loss.

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  • Query the results of the fifth stage of the Dakar in the trucks category.