On all 4 wheels, Sainz relived the issues of the third stage and suffered a navigation error originally of the day that made him lose half an hour within the first kilometer in comparison with an intractable De Villiers all through the day.

From that second on, the three-time Dakar champion was devoted to reducing variations and starred in an amazing comeback, particularly within the last a part of the day, to complete eighth, shedding quarter-hour to the winner.

On this means, Sainz managed to cushion the harm in comparison with his nice rivals, the French Stephane Peterhansel (Mini) and Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota), who completed the third and fourth phases, respectively, whereas forward Brian Baragwanath (Century ) sealed the South African double.

Within the common classification, Peterhansel stays within the lead with 6:11 forward of Al-Attiyah, whereas Sainz is third at 48:13 behind the French. For his half, Nani Roma (Prodrive) occupies the sixth place at one hour and 25 minutes.

BENAVIDES TAKES CONTROL IN MOTORCYCLES

As for bikes, and after two second locations on this version of the Dakar, Benavides lastly completed the duty and scored his first victory that permits him to unseat the French chief Xavier de Soultrait (Husqvarna), who completed virtually eight minutes.

Thus, the Argentine now instructions the classification with 2:31 on the Frenchman and three:42 on the Chilean José Ignacio Cornejo (Honda). For his half, Barreda completed virtually 20 minutes behind the brand new chief and within the common rating he stays ninth at 14:02 from first place. Forward, the primary Spanish within the standings is Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco), sixth at 9:31.

This Friday the sixth stage of the Dakar might be held, which can mark the midway level of the competitors earlier than the remaining day and can suggest a particular of 448 kilometers between the cities of Al Qaisumah and Ha’il.