Dagzeges Loeb and Gonçalves in the eleventh stage of Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally

Dagzeges Loeb and Gonçalves in the eleventh stage of Dakar Rally

The French racing driver Sebastien Loeb has Friday its fourth dagzege in the Dakar Rally booked. When the engines went the profit in the eleventh trip to the Portuguese Paulo Gonçalves.

Behind Loeb ended Stephane Peterhansel as the second. The 51-year-old Frenchman is therefore close to his thirteenth victory in the Dakar Rally. ‘Mr Dakar’ won the famous woestijnrally six times as a rider.

The caravan had between starting San Juan and finishplek Rio Cuarto less than 759 miles to bridge. The special stage was about a total length of 288 kilometers.

Loeb explained that eighteen count rapper than Peterhansel. Behind them landed the Argentine Orlando Terranova (Mini) for your own audience, in third place, at 6.37 mins of Loeb.

In the ranking defends the defending champion from France on Saturday’s final stage to Buenos Aires, with a sample of only 64 kilometers, a gap of 5.32 minutes on Loeb.


For Gonçalves was only his second dagzege in eleven participations in the famous woestijnrally. The Portuguese made the trip on his Honda down in 3 hours, 18 minutes and 47 seconds.

His Spanish team-mate Joan Barreda Bort, winner of the third, eighth, and tenth stage, ended Friday at 1.09 minutes if second. The Frenchman Adrien van Beveren ended up on his Yamaha on the third place, on 2.38 mins of the winner.

The British klassementsleider Sam Sunderland (KTM) was fifth with a backlog of 7.25 minutes Gonçalves.

With a safe margin of half an hour at number two on Matthias Walkner from Austria, also on a KTM machine drive, the 27-year-old Sunderland out of the race, Saturday, in the final stage to Buenos Aires is hardly even noticed.

Watch highlights of stage 11 of the Dakar Rally

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