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Dakar 2024: Loeb (car) loses a little time, Van Beveren (motorcycle) gains some time

Well off to a good start on Monday during the eighth stage of the Dakar to gain time from leader Carlos Sainz, Sébastien Loeb made a small navigation error which ultimately caused him to lose a few minutes. Conversely, Adrien Van Beveren, third è Hail, regained some a few and still remains in the race à victory.

[Mis &agrav; day January 14   1:10 p.m.] Contested over 678 kilometers, 458 of which are timed, the eighth stage of the Dakar 2024 will not have upset anyone. oacute; the established order. Departing from Al Duwadimi this Monday morning, the survivors of this 46th edition rode through the streets. in the sand during the first part of the special before tasting & much rockier roads à approaching the finish 'Hail. In the cars, Sébastien Loeb did not win' step this time. The Alsatian, already winner &agrav; three times since the start, was well on his way to setting the best time but a navigation error meant he had to make a U-turn to pass a way-point around the kilometer mark. be 390. A small blunder which will have cost almost ten minutes &at; the former king of WRC rallies, ultimately tenth in the world upon arrival, and now relegated. &agrav; almost 25 minutes behind the only man ahead of him in the general ranking: the Spaniard Carlos Sainz (4th today).

The experiment Madrilène (61 years old) managed perfectly; his race, without doing too much, and without worrying about the stage victory which went to his teammate at Audi, Mattias Ekström. The day after having lost all his hopes of triumphing for the first time on the Dakar, the Swede, betrayed by his mechanics on Sunday, ;to the point of losing almost five hours even though he was second that same morning, and drove away. foot on the floor to sign his second success after that obtained during the prologue. The Scandinavian, who has nothing left to do play between now and Friday but remains a solid ally. for Carlos Sainz when needed, got ahead of himé the   Français Stéphane Peterhansel (+3'45) and Guerlain Chicherit (+4'10"). The former champion freestyle skiing takes advantage of this to get closer to the Top 5 in the general ranking by moving up two positions (6th).

On the side motorcycles, the main contenders for The final victory and the podium were marked by the panties during this eighth step with, & Arrival & Hail, no less than eight drivers classified in five minutes. If the title holder Kévin Benavides showed himself the fastest, just ahead of his brother Luciano (+31), it was the Frenchman Adrien Van Beveren who achieved the fastest time. the best operation. The Northerner has regained part of the time lost the day before by placing third in the stage. 1 minute and 27 seconds from the winner of the day.

The Habs, who still had a head start on all their rivals at the start of the season. ten kilometers from the finish line and seemed capable of winning his fifth stage victory on the Dakar, all the same ;e resumed almost three minutes later. Ricky Brabec who still leads the way in the general classification. The American, who was only a small second ahead of Ross Branch at the start this morning, has the advantage. now 42 but sees the Chilean Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo, winner on Sunday, getting closer again (+4'21"). Still fourth, Adrien Van Beveren is ahead. him à 12 minutes &agrav; four days from the end of the rally to Yanbu.

Cars: the general ranking is up to date the end of the 8th stage

1. (=) Sainz/Cruz (Audi) in 30h06'42"
2. (=) Loeb/Lurquin (Prodrive Hunter) à 24'47"
3. (=) Moraes/Monleon (Toyota) à 1h05'13"
4. (=) De Mevius/Panseri (Toyota) à 1h34'18"
5. (=) De Villiers/Murphy (Toyota) à 1h45'12"
6. (+2) Chicherit/Winocq (Toyota) à 1h56'37"
7. (-1) Prokop/Chytka (Ford) à 2h01'23"
8. (-1) Serradori/Minaudier (Century) à 2h03'15"
9. (=) Botterill/Cummigs (Toyota) à 2h24
10. (=) Vanagas/Sikk (Toyota) à 2h34'24"
16. (+1) Peterhansel/Boulanger (Audi) à 3h53'26"
20. (+6) Ekström/Bergkvist (Audi) à 4:44'07"

Motorcycles: the overall ranking à the outcome of the 8th stage

1. (=) Ricky Brabec (USA/Honda) in 32h37'20"
2. (=) Ross Branch (BWA/Hero) à 42"
3. (=) Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (CHI/Honda) à 4'21"
4. (=) Adrien Van Beveren (FRA/Honda) à 11'58"
5. (=) Kévin Benavides (ARG/KTM) à 20'31"
6. (=) Toby Price (AUS/KTM) à 29'10"
7. (=) Daniel Sanders (AUS/GASGAS) à 38'43"
8. (=) Luciano Benavides (ARG/Husqvarna) à 39'35"
9. (=) Stefan Svitko (SVQ/KTM) à 1h11'53"
10. (=) Martin Michek (RTC/KTM) à 1h56'53"
17. (+3) Pablo Quintanilla (CHI/Honda) à 4h48'58"

The route of the Dakar 2024

  • Friday January 5-Prologue: Al-Ula – Al-Ula → 128km including 28km of special (Winners: Ekström/Schareina)
  • Saturday January 6-&Step 1 : Alula – Al Henakiyah → 541km including 414km of special(Winners: De Mevius/Branch)
  • Sunday January 7-&Stage 2 : Al Henakiyah – Al Duwadimi → 655km including 463km of special(Winners: Peterhansel/Cornejo Florimo)
  • Monday January 8 – Stage 3: Al Duwadimi – Al Salamiya → 733km including 438km of special(Winners: Moraes/K. Benavides)
  • Tuesday January 9-&Stage 4 : Al Salamiya – Al-Hofuf → 631km including 299km of special(Winners: Loeb/Cornejo Florimo)
  • Wednesday January 10-&Step 5: Al-Hofuf – Shubaytah → 645km including 118km of special (Winners: Al-Attiyah/Quintanilla)
  • Thursday 11 and Friday 12 January-Éstep 6: Shubaytah – Shubaytah → 758km including 549km of special (Winners: Loeb/Van Beveren)
  • Saturday January 13: Rest
  • Sunday January 14 – Stage 7: Riyadh – Al Duwadimi → 873km including 483km of special(Winners: Loeb/Cornejo Florimo)
  • Monday January 15-&Step 8: Al Duwadimi – Hail → 678km including 458km of special(Winners: Ekström/K. Benavides)
  • Tuesday January 16-&Step 9: Hail – Al Ula → 639km including 417km of special
  • Wednesday January 17-ÉStage 10 : Al Ula – Al Ula → 612km including 371km of special
  • Thursday January 18-&Step 11: Al Ula – Yanbu → 587km including 480km of special
  • Friday January 19-&Step 12: Yanbu-Yanbu → 328km including 175km of special

The main entrants in the auto category< /h2>

– Al Attiyah/Baumel (Prodrive Hunter) – n°200
– Al-Rajhi/Gottschalk (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) – n°201
– Peterhansel/Boulanger (Audi RS Q e-tron E2) – n°202
– Loeb/Lurquin (Prodrive Hunter) – n°203
– Sainz/Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron E2) – n°204
– Yacopini/Oliveiras (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) – n°205
– Moraes/Monleon (Toyota GR DKR Hilux) – n°206
– Ekström/Bergkvist (Audi RS Q e-tron E2) – n°207
– De Villiers/Murphy (Toyota GR DKR Hilux) – n°209
– Roma/Bravo (Ford Ranger) – n°210
– Chicherit/Winocq (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) – n°211
– Quintero/Zenz (Toyota GR DKR Hilux) – n°216
– From Mévius/Panseri (Toyota Hilux Overdrive) – n°221
– Baumgart/Cincea (Prodrive Hunter) – n°247

The main entrants in the motorcycle category

– Luciano Benavides (Husqvarna) – n°1
– Toby Price (KTM) – n°2
– Sam Sunderland (GASGAS) – n°4
– Daniel Sanders (GASGAS) – n°5
– Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) – n°7
– Ricky Brabec (Honda) – n°9
– Skyler Howes (Honda) – n°10
– Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (Honda) – n°11
– Romain Dumontier (Husqvarna) – n°16
– Adrien Van Beveren (Honda) – n°42
– Ross Branch (Hero) – #46
– Kevin Benavides (KTM) – n°47
– Tosha Schareina (Honda) – n°73
– Joan Barredo (Hero) – n°88

Which channel to follow the Dakar 2024 ?

There is change in 2024. Privileged partner! of the rally since the start, France Tétévisions will no longer be the main broadcaster of the race this year. Only the Dakar Journal will be offered. every evening to viewers of the public service channel around 8:50 p.m. This 46th edition marks the arrival of the Dakar on the L'Equipe Channel. Broadcast unencrypted on TNT, on channel 21, the channel of the major sports daily will cover the race in detail.

The big live show will allow you to see the arrival of the main competitors every day between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. with several journalists and consultants on site to collect the first reactions ;actions of participants. It will also be possible to watch the Dakar Journal from the channel from 6:20 p.m. while the summary begins at 6:20 p.m. of each stage will be broadcast &agrav; 8 p.m. For those who weren't able to watch, the best moments from each stage will be rebroadcast every day tomorrow. from 11 a.m. Please note that the Eurosport group, via its channels 1 and 2, will always follow the race, with a summary of the event. about fifty minutes every day ' 8 p.m., 11:30 p.m. or the next morning & 8am.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116