Peterhansel boosts bet for record
fourteenth Dakar Rally win
Frenchman extends vehicle lead while Price is required to retire from bike race.
Stéphane Peterhansel prolonged his car lead to over seventeen minutes in Saudi Arabia yet two-time bike champion Toby Cost is out of the running after ramming in the first half of Stage nine. Here is all you need to learn:
– Peterhansel boosted his bet for a record 14th Dakar Move victory on the 465km loop phase around the Neom bivouac, after this individual put a further 12 minutes directly into his main rival Nasser Al-Attiyah.
– The Frenchman, who first contested the Dakar in 1988 on a Yamaha motorcycle, used his guile to maintain their focus at high speed to put very clear distance over three-time car champion Al-Attiyah with three stages remaining to race after a trio associated with flat tyres hampered the Qatari’s progress.
– yr champion Giniel De Villiers completed third on the day with Frenchman Cyril Despres seventh, reigning king Carlos Sainz 10th and Pole Jakub Przygoński 15th.
– Peterhansel, 55, said: “It has been always going to be a long day time, so we decided in the morning that we may not go full attack. We desired to manage the tyres and be thoroughly clean with the navigation. We overtook Carlos and Nasser. It was more something of strategy than speed. The co-driver Edouard (Boulanger) did an excellent job. ”
– Despres, 46, added: “It was obviously a tough day. 465km full of stones and full of riverbeds. It was a fantastic landscape. We had one bad hole a few kilometres from the finish, yet we came through it. ”
– In the bicycles, Australian rider Price crashed 155km into the stage, leaving him out from the race. We wish your pet a speedy recovery from their injuries.
– Other Red Bull KTM Factory Race biker Sunderland stayed with his teammate for 15 minutes before Price had been airlifted to hospital. He then experienced a crash himself later on in which this individual broke his roadbook and had been unable to navigate properly. He completed fourth on the day.
– Sunderland remains third overall – 14m34s behind Chilean leader Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo.
– Sunderland, 31, said: “I saw my buddy Toby set up in a river bed along with (Ricky) Brabec already stopped along with him. I went over right now there to help let out the air of the airbag. After that I tried to get me down and concentrate on the roadbook then, after about 100km a lot more, I hit a rock. I actually went over the handlebars quite quick and had quite a big impact. However I broke the roadbook and all sorts of the GPS, then I had to the actual dust of other guys throughout the day which was quite scary. ”
– Taking the Light-weight Vehicles win and regaining the entire lead of the category was Chilean Chaleco López, however Dakar’s most youthful ever stage winner – first year Seth Quintero – saw their podium hopes go up in smoke cigarettes as his OT3 came to a wall.
– Quintero’s other Red Bull Off-Road Junior Group driver Cristina Gutiérrez of The country impressed on her return to the move after reentering under Dakar Encounter rules as did Swedish debutant Mattias Ekström.
– There is a 45-minute advantage at the front from the truck race for Russian Dmitry Sotnikov with the rally going ideal for Team Kamaz Master, who take up all three podium spots within the general classification.
– Deputy team leader and several Dakar champion Eduard Nikolaev described: “We are happy that everybody returned to the bivouac with a good outcome. ”
– Wed brings the Dakar convoy in order to Al Ula via a 342km timed special stage across a beautiful panorama.
General standings after Stage Nine
1 . Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) X-Raid Mini 34h26m16s
2 . Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) Toyota Gazoo +00h17m50s
3. Carlos Sainz (ESP) X-Raid Mini +01h02m25s
1 . Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (CHL) Honda 36h51m00s
2 . Kevin Benavides (ARG) Ford +00h11m24s
3. Mike Sunderland (GBR) Red Bull KTM +00h14m34s
1 . Dmitry Sotnikov (RUS) Kamaz Master 37h42m49s
2 . Anton Shibalov (RUS) Kamaz Master +00h45m03s
3. Ayrat Mardeev (RUS) Kamaz Master +01h13m05s
1 . F Lopez (CHL) Can-Am 42h05m20s
second . Austin Jones (USA) Can-Am +00h12m25s
3. Aron Domzala (POL) Can-Am +00h38m03s