De Rooy at greater disadvantage in Dakar Rally
Trucker Gerard de Rooy on Thursday during the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally further on the back hit. The double winner, in Argentina, during a special stage of 449 kilometres of almost 24 minutes on the Russian winner Edoeard Nikolaev.
De Rooy finished seventh. That came under more by a number of punctures.
The Dutchman remained third in the standings, but are behind the new leader Nikolaev ran to over 24 minutes. With two relatively short stages to go, seems to be The Key to his third victory in the famous rally to be able to forget.
The Iveco driver lost Tuesday in the eighth stage, the first place in the standings due to a puncture. He had the leadership to give it to the Russian, Dmitri Sotnikov, who is a margin picked up from 1.46 minutes Nikolaev and 2.20 minutes to De Rooy. Wednesday was the ninth stage, not because of logistical problems.
Hans Stacey did the Dakar Rally on Thursday. The winner of 2007 was angry that he was not at the designated place as twelfth trucker could start on the stage.
The cars, the Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel a few hours after his finish in the tenth stage, yet to dagwinnaar declared.
The defending champion ended up in his Peugeot behind his country and team-mates Sébastien Loeb and Cyril Despres was initially on the third place, at 6.45 mins of Loeb. That deficit in Argentina was mainly the result of a collision after over 80 miles, with the Slovenian rider Simon Marcic.
Peterhansel remained with his injured colleagues until medical help came. The time which he with stop lost, got the sixfold winner (the cars) back from the jury. Marcic would be in the accident including a broken leg have been damaged. In the season got Put ahead of 7.28 minutes allotted at number two on the Act.
Peterhansel is the measure of the race directors, the new leader in the standings. Loeb follows in 5.50 minutes.
The best Dutchman was Thursday, Erik van Loon is on the twelfth place, almost 50 minutes of Peterhansel. The Toyota driver is fifteenth in the standings.
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On the bikes, thought the Frenchman Michael Metge of the tenth stage on his name to have written. The Honda rider completed the special stage between Chilecito and San Juan as the fastest af in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 50 seconds. He was, however, after the end of a penalty imposed by the jury. Metge dropped thus far in the season.
By the decision of the jury went to the stage as yet to the Spaniard Joan Barreda Bort, also on a Honda, finished second at 55 seconds of Metge. It was his third victory in this edition of the Dakar Rally.
Klassementsleider Sam Sunderland came on his KTM on the thirteenth place, in 18.01 minutes of Metge. In the overall ranking is ahead of number two, Matthias Walkner from Austria 30.01 minutes. The Chileen Pablo Quintanilla, the number two of the rankings, had to after a fall, the battle crossed with a head injury.
The American Ricky Brabec had bad luck. The winner of the seventh stage came 12 kilometres from the finish to stand still with his Honda. He was on his way to a good ranking.
The Dakar Rally, which this year by poor weather and logistical problems in a rather chaotic course, ends Saturday in Buenos Aires.