Rally legend Loeb moves in to contention with strong pace on second day of Dakar as Mini lose one of their cars due to a crash.
Stéphane Peterhansel, Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres will race the 2019 Dakar Rally with the X-raid MINI JCW Team.
Toyota’s Bernhard Ten Brinke won stage 11 of the 2018 Dakar as Carlos Sainz increased his lead when the controversial 10 minute penalty was rescinded. In Bikes Barrera pulls out due to injury and Nikolaev loses his Trucks lead.
Stephane Peterhansel took a second stage win of the 2018 Dakar Rally, while the Adrien van Beveren/Kevin Benavides battle at the top of the bikes class closed up to just twenty-two seconds.
Stephane Peterhansel made it to the end of the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally, but not before he lost the overall lead to Carlos Sainz Sr. after heavily damaging his car after hitting a rock.
Peugeot Sebastien Loeb took his first stage win of this year event which moves him up to second place in the standings behind Stephane Peterhansel. Team-mate and former leader Cyril Despres retired with suspension damage. Sam Sunderland’s bid to retain last year’s bike crown ended after he was airlifted to hospital with a back injury.
For the second time in three days, both Nasser Al-Attiyah and Sam Sunderland took stage victories in the Dakar Rally.
Cyril Despres started the day outside the top ten but now heads the class after winning stage two of the Dakar Rally on Sunday.
Cyril Despres took the cars class honours in Sunday’s second stage of the Dakar Rally, while Joan Barreda did likewise in the bikes class.
Peugeot are launching a four-prong attack on their final Dakar Rally before they withdraw from the event, with Bruno Famin hoping to conclude their time there with another victory.
Last year’s third place driver, Cyril Despres, is ready for another challenging Dakar Rally.
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Peugeot boss Bruno Famin admitted it was a great event for the French marquee as they locked out the podium with Stephane Peterhansel, Sebastien Loeb and Cyril Despres.
After making the podium in just his third attempt at the Dakar Rally in a car, Cyril Despres knows he has work to do to get even higher up the order in the future.
Stephane Peterhansel withstood last minute pressure from Team-mate Sébastien Loeb to win the 2017 Dakar Rally. Sam Sunderland became the first ever British competitor to win the Dakar by taking victory in the Bikes category.
Sebastien Loeb may have taken the stage win on the penultimate day of the 2017 Dakar Rally, but his Peugeot team-mate Stephane Peterhansel remains in charge overall.