Race-car driver Bernhard ten Brinke is the Wednesday after the third stage in the Dakar Rally from the second to the seventh place in the standings dropped. When the engines had to be Joan Barreda, the battle came to a halt.
Ten Brinke finished in the trial of San Juan de Marcona to Arequipa in Peru as a seventh in his Toyota, but it was still more than a half hour behind ridden by the French stage winner Stéphane Peterhansel (Mini).
Peterhansel was second to none in the trial of 331 km. ‘Monsieur Dakar’, thirteen times winner of the woestijnrally, arrived 3.26 minutes earlier at the finish than Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota).
The Qatarees took the lead in the booth of the South African Giniel de Villiers (Toyota), which due to technical problems on the big hit.
Ten Brinke has in the general classification 25.21 minutes behind Al-Attiyah.
Barreda must fight crossed on engines
The 35-year-old Barreda, who this issue, the first leg won, and the lead went up in the rankings at the engines, ran aground after 143 of the total of 331 kilometres long trial in Peru. The Spaniard from Honda came in the by Xavier de Soultrait won the third stage to be stuck in almost impassable terrain.
Barreda was doing his ninth Dakar Rally, and was considered one of the topkandidaten for the gold. He won many stages in the illustrious woestijnrally, but was never the winner.
De Soultrait (Yamaha) won the trial of San Juan de Marcona to Arequipa and notched his first victory in the Dakar Rally. The Frenchman was in the long trial, 15 seconds faster than Pablo Quintanilla.
The Chileen Husqvarna may be the new leader in the position to mention He has thick eleven minutes ahead of the Argentinian Kevin Benavides (Honda), the number three in the stage.
When the trucks appeared to Martin van den Brink and not at the start of the third stage. The Dutchman crashed Tuesday in the second leg with mechanic Mitchel van den Brink and navigator Wouter de Graaff. The trio was unharmed, but the truck had too much damage to the Dakar Rally to continue.