Trucker De Rooy loses when number three is ground once again in Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally

Trucker De Rooy loses when number three is ground once again in Dakar Rally

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Trucker Gerard de Rooy in the penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally time lost on his Russian competitors. Sebastien Loeb recorded his fourth dagzege to the cars. When the engines went the profit in the eleventh ride to Joan Barreda.

Defending champion Van Rooy ended Friday in his Iveco, between San Juan and Rio Cuarto fifth, almost a quarter of the winner, Eduard Nikolaev.

De Rooy maintained on the third place in the overall standings, now almost forty minutes behind Nikolaev.

If he’s not bad luck, the Russian Saturday in Buenos Aires for the second time to be honored as the winner of the Dakar Rally. Nikolaev, in 2013 all the best, defends in the short special stage about 64 kilometres more than seventeen minutes ahead of the number two Dmitry Sotnikov, his country – and teammate at Kamaz.

De Rooy has as number three in the standings, a margin of nearly twenty minutes with his Argentine teammate Federico Villagra, who is in the stage of Friday’s second was.

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The cars ended up Stephane Peterhansel finishing second behind Loeb. 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.


Barreda got the profit only hours after the measures had been assigned. He was on the road held up by spectators and slipped past the Portuguese Paulo Goncalves, who initially was selected as the winner.

The jury decided three minutes from the time of Barreda to pick up, leaving the Spaniard still turning to the first place.

A day earlier, got Barreda in the stage is assigned due to a penalty for the Frenchman Michael Metge, who in the first instance, the winner was declared. The Spaniard previously won the third and eighth stage of the famous rally.

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 Goncalves.

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.

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