Rider Barreda takes the lead in Dakar, Peterhansel wins with cars
The Spanish rider Joan Barreda on Wednesday, the third stage in the Dakar Rally to his name and took the lead in the general classification. When the cars went the victory to the Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel, and in the trucks was the Russian Eduard Nikolaev the best.
Barreda explained to the test about 364 miles between the Argentinean cities of San Miguel de Tucuman and San Salvador de Jujuy in 4 hours, 22 minutes and 41 seconds. Thus, he was on his Honda over faster than the competition.
The Brit Sam Sunderland finished on his KTM as a second at over thirteen minutes and the third place was for the Frenchman Pierre Alexandre Renet (Husqvarna), thick of sixteen minutes on the winner admitted. Barreda got a time penalty of one minute, but that bother him not.
The Australian defending champion Toby Price (KTM) had to settle for the ninth place (22.51) and hence lost its leading position to Barreda.
The Dutchman Jasper Elements. went Wednesday not start. The 23-year-old motorcycle racer from IJsselmuiden could by a galblaasinfectie the hard drive, to a height of 4900 metres, not physically.
Peterhansel wins third stage of Dakar Rally in cars
The cars was the victory of a multiple winner Peterhansel his first Dakar Rally. The former motorcycle racer from France finished with his navigator Jean Paul Cottret in a time of 4 hours, 18 minutes and 17 seconds.
The Spaniard Carlos Sainz, who, like Peterhansel in a Peugeot to drive, gave almost 2 minutes on Peterhansel. The Frenchman Sébastien Loeb, also in a Peugeot, finished in third place with a gap of over three minutes on the winner.
The Dutch participants had a hard time and were not in the top twenty of the gc. Erik van Loon, who, as ninth on the third stage began, came about fifty kilometers before the finish line without fuel.
The third stage of the Dakar Rally in image
When the engines hit Toby Price its leadership position in the general classification lost.
The stage was won by Joan Barreda Bort.
Conrad Rautenbach from Zimbabwe had problems with his car.
Stephane Peterhansel was on the cars the fastest.
The third stage by Argentina.
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Loeb, that Tuesday, the second stage won, retained the lead in the standings. Sainz follows at 42 seconds. Peterhansel still needs more than 4 minutes to make up on Loeb.
When the quads were the third stage won by the Argentine Gastón González. Ignacio Casale from Chile was second and the Czech Josef Machacek third.
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The Rus Nikolaev put on the truck with the heavy special stage of 199 km from San Miguel de Tucuman to San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina the fastest, with his Kamaz.
For the Dutch truckers, it was a day to forget quickly. Gerard de Rooy lost in the first part of the test, a lot of time and eventually gave in 34 minutes, when he was eighteen, ended. The winner of 2016 was a problem with the classification system of his Iveco Powerstar.
“As a result there were three ties empty,” said De Rooy during the neutralization of the stage. “We are six times and stopped manually at the pump.”
Hans Stacey was on the fifth place, the best Dutchman with a backlog of more than eleven minutes in Nikolaev.
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