The tenth stage of the Dakar rally-raid ended with the victory of the Saudi rider Yazed Al-Raji. At the finish line, the Toyota rider was ahead of Nasser’s team-mate Al-Attiyah by two minutes and four seconds. In turn, Al-Attiyah defeated Stefan Petransel in less than a minute.
Last year’s Dakar winner Carlos Sainz dropped to the seventeenth line at the beginning of the special stage, losing more than six minutes to the leaders, but then he was able to recoup and lost a little more than four minutes to Al-Raji at the finish. The best of the Russian riders was the crew of Vladimir Vasiliev – seventh place and more than seven minutes behind at the finish.
In the overall standings, Stefan Petransel continues to lead. Nasser Al-Attiyah narrowed the gap a little and is now seventeen minutes and one second behind the French driver. Carlos Sainz is on the third line behind the leader for more than an hour.
The crew of Sergey Karjakin and Anton Vlasyuk performed successfully at the tenth stage in the class of light off-road vehicles. The Russian crew won a victory by twenty-nine seconds over Austin Jones. In the overall standings, Karjakin occupies twenty-fifth place, losing more than ten hours to the leader Francisco Lopez Kontardo.
In the standings of trucks, the Czech Martin Matsik won the second stage in a row at Iveco. He was followed by two KAMAZ crews – Dmitry Sotnikov and Airat Mardeev. Two other crews of the Russian team, Andrei Karginov and Anton Shibalov, finished fifth and sixth, respectively, leaving ahead of the Belarusian trio Alexei Vishnevsky from MAZ-SPORTavto.
In the overall standings, Sotnikov continues to confidently lead. His advantage over Shibalov is forty-seven minutes, and over the third-ranked Mardeev – one hour and fourteen minutes.
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