Dakar Rally TICKER: French Axel Dutrie the provisional winner in the Quads! The Yamaha pilot could manage the stage in 06:59:04, 4:50 minutes in front of Marcelo Medeiros from Brazil and 8:58 of Ignacio Casale from Chile. The top five are completed by Sanabria Galeano (+11:33) and Giuliano Horacio Giordana from Argentina (+19:38).
22:35 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The last stage for today´s winner Joan Barreda Bort of the Monster Energy Honda Team? As the organizer reported, the stagewinner and 3rd overall today maybe broke his knee during the stage but could finish it... "I´m not sure, my knee is feeling instable and I can´t really walk," the Spaniard said.
21:46 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Giniel de Villiers reported from the finish line: "Very demanding day today, more demanding than expected. 70 kilometers of camel gras. Phew. And even the rest was very bumpy & a pure buggy road. Giniel drove superbly, Hilux is in top shape and form. This is far from over. Anything is still possible!"
21:36 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The first cars finished today´s SS07! Provisionally first is the Spaniard Carlos Sainz with his Peugeot in 04:24:43 hours, followed by Giniel de Villiers (Toyota Gazoo Hilux, +11:21) and his teammate Nasser Al Attiyah (+13:51). Maybe fourth is Jakub Przygonski in the best X-raid Mini 4x4 (+19:24), fifth the Czech Martin Prokop (Ford Ranger, +22:16). As reported, Stéphane Peterhansel had technical problems today and was assisted by Cyril Despres, he lost maybe 1:45 hours...
21:18 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: After the first trucks passed WP4, Dutchman Ton van Genugten with his De Rooy Iveco is the new leader in SS07 - with only 6 seconds in front of the Kamaz of Mardeev and 44 seconds before the second De Rooy Iveco of the Argentinian Federico Villagra. They are followed by the Czech Martin Kolomy (Tatra, +1:54) and his compatriot Martin Macik (Liaz, +2:32).
21:08 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Trucks reached first waypoint: At WP01 Czech Martin Macik is leading the field with his Liaz, 10 seconds in front of the first Kamaz of Sotnikov, 12 seconds before the Iveco of Federico Villagra and the Kamaz of Mardeev, followed 22 seconds by the third Kamaz of Nikolaev.
19:24 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Fastest bikes finished today´s SS07: Provisionally first is Spaniard Joan Barreda (Honda) with 05:11:10, followed by Adrien van Beveren (France, Yamaha, +2:51), Kevin Benavides (Argentina, Honda, +8:02), Toby Price (Australia, KTM, +8:43) and Pablo Quintanilla (Chile, Husqvarna, +8:53).
19:22 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The first cars passed WP4 and overall leader Stéphane Peterhansel had to stop at KM186 in WP3 and is repairing his Peugeot (shock absorbers and suspension triangle broken), loosing lot of time. Actual leader after WP4 is Carlos Sainz (Peugeot), followed by Giniel de Viliers (Toyota, +5:45), Jakub Przygonski (Mini 4x4, +11:13), Nasser Al Attiyah (Toyota, +13:34) and Martin Prokop (Ford Ranger, +14:28).
19:18 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: All cars and SxS are in the stage now and we are waiting for the trucks. The first bikes passed WP5 now and Honda-pilot Joan Barreda has strenghten his lead to 5:21 minutes to Adrien van Beveren (Yamaha). Actual third is Stefan Svitko (KTM, +10:52) in front of Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna, +11:25) and Kevin Benavides (Honda, +11:39).
17:23 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The first cars have reached the first WP. Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah is leading slightly with 16 seconds in front of the first Peugeot of Carlos Sainz, followed by Stéphane Peterhansel (+18 sec), Giniel de Villiers (Toyota, +28 sec) and Mikko Hirvonen in the X-raid Mini Buggy (+1:00 mins).
16:53 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The first bikes passed WP4. Spaniard Joan Barreda is still leading the field with now 3:04 minutes gap to Adrien van Beveren (France, Yamaha), Stefan Svitko (KTM, +8:23), Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna, +9:07) and Kevin Benavides (Argentina, Honda, +9:51). The stage is very fast in WRC-style, partly muddy and partly dry.
16:40 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The first cars started in the race with the Peugeot of Stéphane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz and the two Toyota of Nasser Al Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers. (Pic-Source: Bolivia TV)
16:05 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: German rookie Markus Walcher out of the race: The German youngster together with his navigator Tobias Henschel and his Dakar-experienced father Gerhard Walcher had to stop with a broken engine of his Bowler/QT Wildcat 30 kms after the camp during the liaison. The German has won a ticket for the Dakar by a competition of BF Goodrich. (Pic-Source: Walcher)
15:34 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: In the quads, Nelson Augusto Sanabria Galeano from Paraguay is the actual leader with his Yamaha after WP01, followed by the Chilenian Ignacio Casale (+42 sec), Alain Dutrie from France (+45 sec), Pablo Copetti from Argentina (+1:20) and the Pole Kamil Wisniewski with his Can-Am (+1:40).
15:31 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The first bikes reached WP2 and we can see a highly motivated local: Daniel Nosiglia Jager from Bolivia is pushing his KTM hard and id third now with 2:34 minutes to the leader Joan Barreda from Spain (Honda). Second is Adrien van Beveren (Yamaha, +1:34). The top five are completed with Matthias Walkner (KTM, +3:09) and Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha, +3:39).
15:26 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: While the latest bikes and first quads are still at the start of SS07, the first bikers passed WP01 and WP02. Actual leader is the Spaniard Juan Barreda with his Honda, 47 seconds in front of Matthias Walkner (Austria, KTM), 53 seconds of Xavier de Soultrait (France, Yamaha), 59 seconds of Kevin Benavides (Argentina, Honda) and 1:03 mins of Toby Price (Australia, KTM). Former Dakar-winner in the quads, Rafal Sonik from Poland, is following the Race via TV from the hospital... (Pic-Source: Sonik via Twitter)
14:48 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Participants on the way to the start: "Aaaaand into that morning road section. Day seven of Dakar2018 – here we come. Beware, we are in a good mood" stated Toyota´s Dirk von Zitzewitz. (Pic-Source: Von Zitzewitz via Twitter)
12:53 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Welcome to the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally 2018
Good Morning from South America! Today will be the seventh stage of the Rally! Upon crossing the border, a change of software is required, which racers and co-drivers will have to install without delay on their hard disks. Against this new backdrop, the daily mileage increases and the dunes temporarily disappear from the landscape. Vigilance is called for on these good tracks that make up most of the route to Uyuni. Once teams reach the barracks, the vehicles are left in the service park, though deprived of their assistance teams for this marathon stage. Today the trucks will drive a shorter stage. The participants again have to pass altitudes of more than 4.500 meters...
The stage is part 1 of two marathon-stages, so service from the mechanics after the stage is not allowed.
Today the bike will start first at 08:15 local time (13:15 CET), followed by the Quads at 09:29 local time (14:29 CET), Cars at 10:58 (15:58 CET), Side-by-Side 11:58 (16:58 CET) and Trucks 13:26 (18:26 CET). Bikes and Cars will drive 727 km liaison, 425 km stage, so 1152 km overall - the trucks have 671 km liaison, 369 km stage so 1040 km overall.
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