“For my fault, a human life was misplaced”

Loeb received for the third time in a row

This Wednesday’s day in Dakar was marked by the departure of the Czech Ales Loprais (Prague), who leads the class of vans, after realizing that, the day prior to this, whereas crossing a dune, he bumped into an Italian spectator, aged 60 years. previous man, who died three hours later of a coronary heart assault.

Loprais printed a video on social networks, with photos of the second of the incident, exhibiting that, from the cabin of the truck, he didn’t even see the viewer, who was crouching behind a dune. “In my fault, a human life was misplaced”, lamented the Czech driver, who’s favourite to win this yr.

Frenchman Sébastien Loeb (BRX) received this Wednesday the tenth automobile stage of the forty fifth version of the all-terrain Dakar Rally, turning into probably the most victorious of this version, with 4 victories, three that is the sequence.

Loeb clocked 1:48.32 hours to finish the 114-hour kilometer run that now connects Haradh to Shaybah, in Saudi Arabia.

Swede Mathias Ëkstrom (Audi) was second, in 3.04 minutes, with Brazilian Lucas Moraes (Toyota) third, in 5.22, in a interval the place he felt ailing.

The Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota), chief of the overall classification, is fourth within the present stage, at 5.45.

In whole, Al-Attiyah now has a bonus of 1:21.34 hours in opposition to Lucas Moraes and 1:37.23 over Loeb.

Among the sunshine vehicles, Hélder Rodrigues (Can-Am), who initially positioned second, lastly noticed the group honor him with the third greatest time of the day among the many prototypes (T3), 2.46 minutes behind the winner, the American Seth Quintero (BFG), with the Chilean Ignacio Casale (Yamaha) within the center, 37 seconds behind the primary.

Ricardo Mas (Yamaha) additionally noticed his rating corrected, shifting from third to fourth, 4.22 minutes behind the winner.

“It was a quiet stage, the place we had been capable of impose a optimistic rhythm. We repeated the fourth place on the stage yesterday. [terça-feira] and we’re extra snug with the automobile and methods to reap the benefits of it. Cruel days are approaching when all care is required. We will attempt to do higher till Sunday”, mentioned the pilot from Leiria, former cross-country nationwide champion.

João Ferreira (Yamaha), who initially appeared eighth, completed eleventh, in 08.18 minutes.

“In this second week, we actually need to study and ensure we attain the tip of the race. We will solely impose a stronger tempo if we see that there’s a sturdy chance to succeed in the outstanding locations. Today, eleventh we’re the quickest. Dakar stage, however that offers us work. Learning continues and tomorrow [quinta-feira] let’s begin with the Marathon Stage”, mentioned the present nationwide and European champion of all-terrain autos who, on the age of 23, is making his Dakar debut.

João Ré, crusing Saudi Saleh Alsaif (Can-Am), sixteenth.

Overall, Ré maintains sixth place, 04:04.47 hours behind the chief, the Belgian Guillaume de Mevius (Grally).

Ricardo Mas was fifteenth, however already in 11:04.05 hours, with Hélder Rodrigues in thirty first and João Ferreira in thirty sixth.

In T4 (series-derived mild autos), Fausto Mota, who navigated the Brazilian Cristiano Batista (Can-Am), was the very best Portuguese, in seventh place, 04.41 minutes behind the winner, the Spanish Farres. Guell (Can-Am) . Pedro Bianchi Prata, crusing the Brazilian Bruno Oliveira (Can-Am), tenth, in 05.40 minutes.

Overall, Fausto Mota was sixth, 01:53.54 hours behind the chief, Lithuanian Rokas Baciuska (Can-Am), with Bianchi Prata behind, in seventh, 02:21.07 hours.

On Thursday, the eleventh stage will happen, with 274 kilometers, the primary a part of the marathon stage within the Empty Quarter desert.


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