The Toyota Saudi has broken the speed limit in a built-up area, the brand mate and leader of the ranking takes advantage of it and wins and extends. Sainz is third with Audi
It seemed to be the day of Yazeed Al Rajhi, the fourth of the Dakar, who left the Al Qaisumah bivouac to go down to the capital Ryad and, hopefully, even a little more heat, after the intense cold that accompanied the first days of competition. On the other hand, the Saudi owner, here in the race with the Overdrive team’s Toyota, at the end of the 455 km special was given a 2 ‘penalty for having exceeded the speed limits in a built-up area. So, instead of celebrating, in the end he found himself off the podium of the day, with the victory going to the other Toyota of Nasser Al Attiyah, in the second stage win, which by 25 “overtook the Bahrain Hunter Xraid Sebastien Loeb team.
Peterhansel, new wild card
Carlos Sainz, delayed in the last hundred kilometers after a broken transmission bearing on his Audi, took third place at 52 “, while his partner Stephane Peterhansel, victim of a broken shock absorber, was forced to leave again. once the special and tomorrow he will be able to restart playing the second of the 4 “Jokers” available.
Nani Roma hood
Same fate for Nani Roma, who first overturned his Hunter, then broke a wheel, being forced to abandon the stage. Fourth, ahead of Al Rajhi, was another Saudi, Yasir Seaidan (Xraid Mini JCW). In the general classification, when the Dakar prepares for two consecutive round stages with start and finish in Riyadh, before the rest day on the 8th, Al Attiyah leads with 38’05 “over Loeb, with Al Rajhi at 49’15” .
The updated rankings will follow
January 5, 2022 (change January 5, 2022 | 16:03)
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