Dakar 2021 // SS5: Peterhansel extends overall lead
- Third place on Thursday night for Peterhansel and Boulanger
- Terranova and Graue complete sixth
The particular fifth leg of this year’s Dakar rally, from Riyadh to ‘s Qaisumah, saw Stéphane Peterhansel plus Edouard Boulanger (both FRA) prolong their overall lead, courtesy of 3rd place on Thursday’s stage. The SMALL JCW Buggy crew completed the particular 456-kilometre stage 2: 13 moments ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah, who is situated second overall in his Toyota. Argentineans Orlando Terranova and Ronnie Graue finished sixth in the MINI JCW Rally, a result that sees all of them climb into eighth place in the entire standings.
Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (both ESP) were once again out of luck upon day five. Early navigation problems resulted in them losing roughly half an hour on the leaders. Although the MINI JCW Buggy duo was able to reduce their particular deficit to 15 minutes, they nevertheless had to settle for eighth place. The 2 Spaniards remain in third place general.
Peterhansel managed to capture Al-Attiyah, who had started prior to him. However , in order to avoid taking any kind of risk, he opted to remain near to the Qatari. As the two rivals had been the first onto the route, the other rivals were able to benefit from the tracks they placed and could consequently set a quicker pace. Peterhansel and Boulanger ultimately came home in third location.
Stéphane Peterhansel: “That was a correct Dakar leg: the navigation really was tough and the dunes were not simple. We also had more areas with big stones. To be honest, it had been not nice to drive, but it was obviously a challenge – like a leg from the Dakar should be. ”
The crews continue to Hail the next day, where they will spend the rest day time on Saturday. Before then, they have to tackle another 448 kilometres contrary to the clock. According to the organisers, tomorrow’s whole stage is on sand.
Result of SS5
1 . Gary the gadget guy. De Villiers (RSA) / The. Haro (ESP) – Toyota – 5h 09m 25s
2 . B. Baragwanath (RSA) or T. Perry (RSA) – Toyota – 5h 10m 23
3. S. Peterhansel (FRA) / E. Boulanger (FRA) – MINI JCW Buggy – 5h 11m 50s
4. N. Al-Attiyah (QAT) / M. Baumel (FRA) – Toyota – 5h 14m 03s
5. M. Prokop (CZE) / V. Chytka (CZE) – Ford – 5h 14m 31s
7. O. Terranova (ARG) / R. Graue (ARG) – MINI JCW Rally – 5h 18m 49s
9. C. Sainz /ESP) and L. Cruz (ESP) – SMALL JCW Buggy – 5h 24m 44s
12. V. Vasilyev (RUS) / D. Tsyro (UKR) – MINI JCW Rally – 5h 32m 56s
16. G. Spinelli (BRA) and Y. Haddad (BRA) – SMALL ALL4 Racing – 5h 50m 22s
20. D. Krotov (RUS) and O. Uperenko (RUS) – -MINI JCW Rally – 6h 00m 46s
33. V. Khoroshavtsev (RUS) / A. Nikolaev (RUS) – MINI JCW Rally – 2h 59m 54s
Overall standings after SS5
1 . S. Peterhansel (FRA) / E. Boulanger (FRA) – MINI JCW Buggy – 18h 28m 02s
2 . N. Al-Attiyah (QAT) and M. Baumel (FRA) – Toyota – 18h 34m 13s
3. C. Sainz /ESP) / L. Cruz (ESP) – MINI JCW Buggy – 19h 16m 15s
4. J. Przygonski (POL) / T. Gottschalk (GER) – Toyota – 19h 32m 51s
5. M. Prokop (CZE) / V. Chytka (CZE) – Ford – 19h 38m 34s
8. O. Terranova (ARG) / R. Graue (ARG) – MINI JCW Rally – 19h 58m 07s
11. V. Vasilyev (RUS) and D. Tsyro (UKR) – SMALL JCW Rally – 20h 15m 12s
15. G. Spinelli (BRA) or Y. Haddad (BRA) – SMALL ALL4 Racing – 21h 00m 31s
25. V. Khoroshavtsev (RUS) / A. Nikolaev (RUS) – MINI JCW Rally – 22h 13m 20s
34. D. Krotov (RUS) / O. Uperenko (RUS) – MINI JCW Rally – 26h 15m 08s