Thursday, January 6, 2022

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JOAN BARREDA SHOWED MUSCLE BY WINNING THE LONGEST SPECIAL

Today's stage was a 707km stretch from Al Qaisumah to Riyadh with the longest special of the rally, 465km. Stage 3 winner Joaquim Rodrigues opened the stage and he felt the weight of scouting the pack especially when Toby Price was hot in his tail. The Portuguese lost nearly half...
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KEVIN BENAVIDES WINS DAKAR FOR HONDA

We have jumped into the last day of Dakar 2021 with Kevin Benavides's 5'07'' advantage over Sam Sunderland in general classification and it was the shortest special of the rally with only 200 km to cover. Stage 11 winner Sam Sunderland opened the stage but being the pathfinder and the...
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REIGNING CHAMPION BRABEC GETS HIS FIRST STAGE WIN

Stage 7 was a 737 KM route from Ha’il to Sakaka, 453 KM of which was competitive stage. After a one-day pause Dakar resumed today and it was Joan Barreda, who hit the road first. As it has became this edition's case, Barreda's struggle to open the road caused him...
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THE AUSSIE GETS HIS SECOND STAGE WIN OF THE RALLY

Stage 5 was a 564 KM route from Al-`Ula to Ha'il, 353 KM of which was competitive stage. Stage 4 winner Ignacio Cornejo was up for a difficult task today as he was leading a stage opening for the first time. It was expected that his rivals could catch him...
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IGNACIO CORNEJO GETS HIS FIRST EVER STAGE WIN AT DAKAR

Stage 4 was a 672 KM route from Neom to Al-`Ula, 453 KM of which was competitive stage. Stage 3 winner Ricky Brabec had a good start and was in lead quite a while but he was caught and passed as the stage continued. The loss wasn't big though and...
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THE AMERICAN BLOWS AWAY THE COMPETITION

Day 3's loop stage was a 504 KM tricky route, 427 KM of which was competitive, through Neom's rough terrain. Stage 2 winner Ross Branch was first to start to the day and he was under a lot of pressure. Considering this is his second Dakar appearance and first time...
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ROSS BRANCH AKA “THE KALAHARI FERRARI” WINS STAGE 2

Stage 2 was a tricky route from Al Wajh to Neom for 393 kilometers, nearly all of which is competitive. The new rule of getting the roadbook in the morning gets different reactions from riders but one thing for sure it added some excitement into the racing. At the end...
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DAKAR Daily – STAGE 10 – Toby Price, One True Champ!

Stage 10 had only a 112 KM competitive loop section from Pisco before all the categories headed up to the Capital city, Lima for the finish flag. Being an absolute warrior, Toby Price (AUS) finished the dream level challenge on top for the 2nd time in his career. He had...
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DAKAR Daily – STAGE 7 – Sam Sunderland Wins The Loop Stage!

Stage 7 was a loop track with 63KM of road section and 323KM competitive mileage, 386 KM in total, started and finished in San Juan de Marcona. KTM’s Sam Sunderland (GB) was in charge today and tried to minimize the damage caused of a rear brake problem that he had...
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