The end of the 43rd edition of the Dakar Rally. This Thursday the third-to-last stage of the test took place and the Latin Americans faced the dunes in a very special way. Those who are leading their categories sought to do so in the most cautious way possible, avoiding dropouts. However, the ones with nothing defined were a little more risky.
After the losses of the last days, in some cases with preventable accidents, the pilots sought to finish this Rally in the best way. Although one more stage is missing, the general tables begin to be defined and the Latin Americans have privileged positions facing the last timed test of the most difficult race in the world.
The Chilean Giovanni enrico He was left with a new stage this Thursday. Enrico took only 1 minute from his pursuer, the Argentine Manuel Andújar. The renowned fan of Boca Juniors, who is always shown with an Argentine team cap, leads the general table and takes 25 minutes from the Chilean. In this case, the last stage will be very quiet for Andújar, who can keep the title.
The winner of the Motorcycle stage was the British, Sam sunderland, which took two minutes from the Chilean Pablo Quintanilla, which was second. Despite not obtaining the victory, the Argentine is leading the general table 4 minutes behind Sunderland. The definition of the category will be crazy, since the Argentine has a two-minute penalty, so the times will be reduced at the end of the race. On Thursday’s stage, Benavides was third.
SSV – Cars – Trucks
The Chilean Francisco ‘Chaleco’ López continues to lead the SSV and Light Cars category. López stayed with the stage and took 5 minutes out of the second, the Spanish Gerard Farres. In Trucks, another Chilean, Ignacio Casale, finished 12th on the stage, and advanced to 8th overall. In Cars, the best Latin is the Brazilian Guiga Spinelli which is 17 °.
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