Dakar Rally TICKER: The cars have reached WP3. Actual leader is Toyota´s Nasser Al Attiyah in front of his teammate Bernhard Ten Brinke (+1:18) and Peugeot´s Carlos Sainz (+3:01). Then top five are fulfilled by Sheikh Al Qassimi in the private Peugeot (+4:35) and Martin Prokop (Ford Ranger, +4:46).
15:31 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Carlos Sousa had to stop his Renault/Dacia Duster during the stage due to technical problems. First he broke the radiator which could be fixed, now his car is loosing oil...
14:42 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The first cars passed WP01 and the actual leade is Nasser Al Attiyah with his Toyota, followed 1:10 mins by his teammate Giniel de Villiers and 1:24 by Martin Prokop in his Ford Ranger. The top five are completed with Carlos Sainz (+1:54) and Jakub Przygonski in the X-raid Mini 4x4.
14:39 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Top ten biker Xavier de Soultrait from France is out of the race! As the organization told, he crashed with his bike and maybe broke his left elbow and knee.
14:15 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: They even don´t clean the cars... It´s marathon-stage! Which means: Teams were not allowed to have a service yesterday, this is also the reason why we don´t have so much news today because all the crews (Service, Press) went to the new Camp of today evening and don´t meet the competitors. In the cars you can see what marathon-stage means: The cars are were not cleaned... imagine Stéphane Peterhansel washing a car himself ;-)
13:49 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: The race is very fast for the bikes today - the first riders reached WP5 of 10 Waypoints. The stage is very fast and WRC style, easy to handle. First biker is the Australian Toby Price with his KTM, followed 49 seconds by the Chilenian Pablo Quintanella (Husqvarna) and the Argentinian Kevin Benavides (Honda, +3:00 mins). The top five are completed by Adrien van Beveren (Yamaha, +5:59) and Joan Barreda (Honda, +9:06). Actually the cars started in SS08.
13:44 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Joan Barreda is back! After the Organization reported about a maybe broken knee, it seems not to be so bad. The Spaniard Honda rider opened today´s stage and just reched WP1 as the fastest rider, followed by Pablo Quintanilla and Matthias Walkner.
12:15 CET | DAKAR LIVE TEAM
Dakar Rally TICKER: Welcome to the eight stage of the Dakar Rally 2018
Good Morning from South America! Today will be the eight 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....
Today the bike will start first at 06:00 local time (11:00 CET), followed by the Quads at 07:05 local time (12:05 CET), Cars at 08:40 (13:40 CET), Side-by-Side 09:31 (14:31 CET) and Trucks 09:47 (14:47 CET).
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