Although Mattias Ekstrom (Audi) dominated most of the stage, Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q E-Tron E2) have been the winners of the first stage of the Dakar 2023, after beating Sebastien Loeb / Fabian Lurquin ( BRX Hunter T1+) for 23s. Audi was stronger once more in this Dakar, nevertheless it was a ultimate assault by the Spanish duo that allowed them to succeed in the high of the standings, after most of the distance led by Mattias Ekstrom / Emil Bergkvist (Audi RS Q E-Tron E2 ), who completed solely third, 47.0s from the chief.
Yazeed Al Rajhi / Dirk Von Zitzewitz (Toyota Hilux T1+ Overdrive) was fourth at 1m59s in the lead, with Guerlain Chicherit / Alex Winocq (BRX Hunter T1+ / GCK Motorsport) simply behind at 2m04s.
Vaidotas Zala/Paulo Fiuza (BRX Hunter T1+) Teltonika Racing was sixth in 5m28s, forward of
Orlando Terranova/Alex Haro Bravo (BRX Hunter T1+), with Nasser Al-Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel (Toyota
GR DKR Hilux T1+) who began the race cautiously and slowly, as a result of they received in 7m19s, rating solely eighth.
Brian Baragwanath/Leonard Cremer put their Century CR6-T/Century Racing Factory Team in ninth place, and was the greatest two-wheel drive of the race.
Jakub Przygonski/Armand Monleon (Mini John Cooper Works Plus X-Raid) rounded out the high 10.
Stéphane Peterhansel / Edouard Boulanger (Audi RS Q E-Tron E2) conceded nearly 9 minutes and
Despite the third place, and after Mattias Ekstron received the prologue, he dropped so much in the rankings as a result of he missed a waypoint and noticed a 15-minute penalty, from third to 33 seconds forward, th -13 place in 15m33s from Carlos Sainz.
Yazeed Al Rajhi, was the first chief forward of Orlando Terranova and Jakub Przygoński at Km37, however simply received yesterday, Mattias Ekström, main, in the case adopted by Nasser Al Attiyah. Carlos “El Matador” Sainz went from conceding greater than 2m40s to the chief, Mattias Ekström, at km 37, to greater than 3 minutes behind his teammate at the subsequent checkpoint. There the Swede’s tempo allowed him to extend his benefit to greater than a minute over Guerlain Chicherit and a few minute and a half over Stéphane Peterhansel and Yazeed Al Rajhi.
Shortly after, Mattias Ekstrom saved the BRX Hunter duo of Sébastien Loeb (over 2 minutes) and Guérlain Chicherit (over 3 minutes) clear at km 168. Yazeed Al Rajhi was fourth, 11 seconds behind. of the Frenchman, with Carlos Sainz fifth in 3m42s. Nasser Al Attiyah was 3m45s behind and Stéphane Peterhansel 4m47s behind. Audi occupied the first, fifth and seventh locations on the highway, whereas solely 5 minutes separated the high 7 in this stage stage, at Km 168.
Shortly after, Mattias Ekström entered the ultimate 100 km of the particular nonetheless in the lead, however the Swede’s margin over Sébastien Loeb was decreased to 58 seconds. Guerlain Chicherit was third just below two minutes forward. Carlos Sainz, on the different hand, put his foot on the board and at one level was tied with Guerlain Chicherit in fourth place.
Mattias Ekström completed in the final kilometers, dropping to Carlos Sainz and Sébastien Loeb, who attacked at the finish. The Swede needed to accept third place, behind the Frenchman, who held off an Audi one-two. Carlos Sainz began the particular along with his ‘left foot’, in contrast to Messi or Bernardo Silva, however his by no means giving up perspective made him win the day along with his forty second Dakar stage victory.
More data if potential.
Online Ranking – CLICK HERE