Peterhansel extends car lead because De Villiers claims Stage 5 victory
Riders Price and Sunderland still in contact as Karginov excels in Dakar truck class.
Stéphane Peterhansel completed third on Stage Five behind this year champion Giniel De Villiers to increase his 2021 Dakar Rally vehicle lead over Nasser Al-Attiyah since Russian Andrey Karginov opened up their account with a truck stage earn.
Here is all you have to know:
– The Dakar cavalcade departed upon Thursday from Riyadh to Ing Quisumah for a 457km timed specific stage with massive dunes in order to cross, stony sections that vulnerable punctures and tricky navigation.
– South African Sobre Villiers dug deep in the vehicle category to claim his 1st 2021 stage win by fifty eight seconds from compatriot Brian Baragwanath with Frenchman Peterhansel 2m25s at the rear of in third spot.
– With Al-Attiyah fourth plus reigning champion Carlos Sainz 9th, it means Peterhansel now lies 6m11s ahead of the Qatari overall with Sainz 48m13s back in third and Poland’s Kuba Przygoński in a creditable 4th.
– Three-time champ Al-Attiyah, 50, revealed: “It had not been easy to open. We saw plenty of bikes coming and we got baffled. At the beginning, we lost eight or even nine minutes. I’m happy to get here. Stéphane did a very good work because he stayed behind me all the way up. ”
– Within the truck category, Karginov excelled along with just under five-and-a-half hours logged when driving to win the stage along with fellow Team Kamaz Master operater Dmitry Sotnikov third on the day.
– Russian Sotnikov retains a comfortable 33m53s overall lead more than compatriot Anton Shibalov with Airat Mardeev fifth, Chilean Ignacio Casale sixth and Karginov 10th.
– In the bike class, Australian Toby Price and Mike Sunderland finished third and 5th on the day for Red Bull KTM Factory Team to move up to 4th and fifth respectively overall at the rear of Argentine Kevin Benavides.
– Briton Sunderland explained: “It was a really difficult stage that began with a lot of tricky navigation. Plenty of places were looking the same plus there weren’t many references. Used to do a few circles in the first component and then after the refuel I attempted to push to recover some time. ”
– Former champion Matthias Walkner finished eighth with Štefan Svitko and rookie Daniel Sanders well placed to break into the Top 10, nevertheless the last two stages have seen Prophet Jaffar and CS Santosh pull away so hopefully a speedy recuperation from their injuries.
– Chile’s Chaleco Lopez earned an additional Lightweight vehicle stage win to increase his overall lead to 10m51s more than Pole Aron Domzala with adolescent rookie Seth Quintero third when needed to go fourth overall.
– Quintero’s fellow Red Half truths Off-Road Junior Team drivers Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Cristina Gutiérrez brought their OT3s to the complete line, while Dakar debutant Mattias Ekström also got through the phase.
– Friday’s Phase Six sees the convoy take a trip from Al Qaisumah to Ha’il with 448km of special phase ahead of Saturday’s rest day.
Overall rankings after Stage Five
1 . Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) X-Raid Mini 18h28m02s
2 . Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) Toyota Gazoo +00h06m11s
3. Carlos Sainz (ESP) X-Raid Mini +00h48m13s
one Kevin Benavides (ARG) Honda 20h15m39s
2 . Xavier sobre Soultrait (FRA) Husqvarna +00h02m31s
3. Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo Honda +00h3m42s
1 . Dmitry Sotnikov (RUS) Kamaz Master 20h16m18s
second . Anton Shibalov (RUS) Kamaz Learn +00h33m53s
3. Matn Macick (CZE) Iveco +00h51m11s
1 . Francisco Lopez Contardo (CHL) Can-Am 22h25m29s
2 . Aron Domzala (POL) Can-Am +00h10m51s
three or more. Austin Jones (USA) Can-Am +00h13m28s