The first week of the Dakar ended with victory for Joan Barreda and Carlos Sainz on a sixth day of competitors by which Toby Value has positioned himself as the new chief in the bike class. The three drivers needs to be the stars of the day, however they share this rank with the American Seth Quintero. Actually, the Crimson Bull Off-Street Junior Crew rider has gone on to inscribe his title in the Dakar historical past books, since Quintero has change into the youngest driver to win a stage of the hardest rally-raid in the world to prevail amongst gentle automobiles.
Joan Barreda he has scored his third stage win to shut the first week of the race: «I attempted to decelerate a bit after the refreshment, however in the finish I managed to win and I don’t know if it’s technique. It has been a tough first week with so much of navigation. On the subject of tires, I nonetheless have three for subsequent week. I’m proud of our technique at this level. There’s nonetheless so much of race forward and the vital factor is that I really feel sturdy and I hope I can keep that method till the last kilometer.
Toby Value He has calculated the instances of the day to perfection and has come again to be the chief, however with out ending amongst the greatest riders of the day, thus reaching a greater beginning place for Sunday: «We’ve got discovered ourselves kind of after 100 km of particular . Kevin and Nacho have led all day and have carried out an ideal job, setting a loopy rhythm. It has been a marvel to roll with them. The week has had its good and dangerous moments, however the backside line is that I’m at the head of the race. I’ll be able to face the second week».
Nacho Cornejo he paid for the truth of opening the observe with Kevin Benavides, though he completed the stage glad: «We pushed between the two, Kevin and I, in order to not waste so much of time. We knew Toby was going to meet up with us as a result of he’s so quick. We’ve got continued to drag collectively at tempo. We’ve got come throughout so much of sand and dunes, it has not been straightforward. I’m glad with the outcome. All through the week I made some silly errors in the first two levels however then I picked up the tempo after which made good levels. Now it’s time to consider subsequent week»
Joan Barreda scores the sixth stage by a margin of 13 secondsRead information
Carlos Sainz has achieved his second stage win in vehicles, closing the hole with the leaders in seven minutes: «The stage was simpler than yesterday, all the things went properly. As for my stability of the race, now we have misplaced greater than an hour in navigation up to now. We can’t be logically glad with this primary half of the rally. It has been tough for us to know the new philosophy of the ‘roadbook’ and now we have paid for it. Right this moment was maybe the greatest day of the week, the cleanest, poor in the days before now we have misplaced so much of time»
Nasser Al-Attiyah completed in third place, simply seconds forward of Stéphane Peterhansel in a troublesome stage for the Qatari: «We jabbed twice in the present day. Like last yr, the tires are usually not serving to us, the reality is that I’m disillusioned. However hey, we’re nonetheless in the race, in second place and we’re going to give all the things throughout the second week. It has been a tough week for everybody, by which many have made errors. We’ve got been fortunate, as a result of though now we have additionally made errors, they haven’t been main errors.
Carlos Sainz has regained his sensations on the sixth stage of the Dakar along with his MINI JCW Buggy.
Stéphane Peterhansel He closes the first week of the Dakar at the forefront of the automotive class and with good emotions: «On this kind of stage, Nasser is quicker and now we have not managed it badly. We’ve got had week. We’ve got not made too many errors and now we have been capable of cope in tough locations. In the prologue I couldn’t print my rhythm and yesterday I received a bit extra confused than obligatory. Our six-minute lead could be gone in the blink of a watch».
Carlos Sainz wins the sixth stage and cuts Peterhansel seven minutesRead information
The American pilot Seth quintero He has change into the youngest driver to win a Dakar stage after successful the gentle car class at the age of 18. And he has succeeded even struggling a puncture: «It was day. We’ve got gone out for all the things and now we have reached the leaders even before reaching the refreshment station, however then we suffered a puncture. As soon as the drawback was solved, we accelerated the march and in the finish we had been capable of surpass Khalifa Al-Attiyah. Reaching victory is one thing particular and I’m very joyful to have achieved it».