Michek moved into the elite 20 on the Dakar

Updates: 11.01.2022 10:42

Vadi ad-Davásir (Saudi Arabia) – Motorcycle rider Martin Michek set the fifteenth time in the 9th stage of the Dakar Rally and moved up to 19th place in the standings. The new leader of the competition is Matthias Walkner from Austria, who replaced the British Sam Sunderland. The factory driver of KTM and the winner from 2018 has 2:12 minutes to his closest pursuer.

José Ignacio Cornejo Florimo from Chile dominated today’s stage with the start and finish in Vadí ad-Davásir, which included a 287 km long special stage. Michek was 8:09 minutes behind him and was only six seconds slower than Sunderland. Jan Branec had three minutes worse time than the pilot of the Orion Racing Group team, who took 24th place and should be two positions higher.

Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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