2018 Dakar Rally winner Carlos Sainz Sr. had his chances of victory dashed after losing over 3 hours with suspension problems.
Stephane Peterhansel won his second consecutive stage of the Dakar Rally to move into second place overall, whilst Matthias Walkner is the new leader in the bikes class after a chaotic day for most of the front runners.
Joan Barreda was hurt in a fall during Saturday’s seventh stage of the Dakar Rally but still claimed the stage win, but a knee injury could threaten his participation in the remainder of the event.
Carlos Sainz Sr. is the new leader of the 2018 Dakar Rally after Stephane Peterhansel lost a huge chunk of time fixing a broken suspension mid-stage.
Stephane Peterhansel now has a large lead heading into Thursday’s sixth Dakar Rally stage, while Adrien van Beveren saw his lead cut in the bikes class.
For the second time in three days, both Nasser Al-Attiyah and Sam Sunderland took stage victories in the Dakar Rally.
Joan Barreda takes a two minute and thirty second advantage into Monday’s third Dakar Rally stage after coming out on top of stage two.
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.
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.
Stephane Peterhansel retakes the lead of the 2017 Dakar Rally from team-mate Sébastien Loeb after having his times re-adjusted after stopping to help a fallen competitor. Sam Sunderland’s comfortable lead in the bikes becomes even more comfortable after the withdrawal of his closest challenger.
Sébastien Loeb set the fastest time of stage 8 and overtook team-mate Stephane Peterhansel to reclaim the overall lead of the Dakar Rally, whiles Sam Sunderland increases his lead in the Bikes.