Dakar: Petransel wins stage and strengthens lead

Stefan Petransel gained the ninth stage of the Dakar rally-raid, strengthening the general lead. His two foremost rivals, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Carlos Sainz, had issues that led to a severe lack of time.

For Petransel, at the moment’s victory was the primary on the present Dakar, and within the total standings, his benefit has grown to 17 minutes and 50 seconds. Thus, three levels earlier than the top of the rally-raid, the French driver turned one step nearer to his 14th profession victory on the Dakar.

Nasser Al-Attiyah misplaced quite a lot of time as a consequence of two punctures and issues with navigation, however however completed second twelve minutes behind Petransel, simply nineteen seconds forward of Ginelle de Villiers.

Carlos Sainz continues to take third place within the total standings, however the hole from Petransel is already greater than an hour, and the Spaniard is shedding greater than forty minutes to Al Attiyah. At at the moment’s stage, Sainz Sr. has misplaced greater than twenty minutes as a consequence of brake issues.

Within the standings of vans, the ninth stage was gained by Martin Matsik from Iveco, two minutes forward of the crew of Airat Mardeev’s KAMAZ. Total chief Dmitry Sotnikov completed third ten seconds behind his team-mate. Two different KAMAZ crews, Anton Shibalov and Andrey Karginov, completed fifth and sixth, shedding greater than 4 minutes to the winner.

Within the total standings, Sotnikov’s crew is forty-five minutes forward of Shibalov’s crew and wins over Mardeev’s crew for greater than an hour. The winner of at the moment’s stage Matsik is in fifth place, nearly two hours behind.

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