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Dakar 2024: Loeb (cars) penalized, Van Beveren (motorcycles) in ambush

The 2024 Dakar will be contested this year in Saudi Arabia between January 5 and January 19. Find all the information and rankings for the 46th edition of the rally run for the first time in 1978.

[Mis à day January 10   2:10 p.m.] The days follow one another and are not the same for Sé Bastien Loeb on this Dakar 2024. The day after his first success, the 24th of his career on the legendary rally contested& oacute; in its entirety in Saudi Arabia this year, the former king of WRC racing experienced another complicated day on Wednesday , &agrav; the occasion of the shortest special of this 46th edition, contested over 118 kilometers between Al-Hofuf and ;Shubaytah. If the Frenchman rolled à almost in the tempo of the best at the wheel of his Prodrive buggy – ranking first in the ninth stage of the stage. 6 minutes from the winner – he coped. of a penalty 15 minutes for missing a "way-point" during the special. This is a real blow for the Alsatian who thus demotes from sixth to sixth place. ninth place in the general ranking, relegated to now &at; almost three quarters of an hour from the leader.

This leader is still the Saudi Yazeed Al Rajhi who has once again demonstrated his leadership. his dexterity at the wheel of his Toyota Hilux. The 42-year-old rider took fourth place on the stage and only conceded. just 2 minutes to the fastest of the day: Nasser Al-Attiyah. The outgoing winner seems to be gaining momentum as the days go by, his first success in this edition allows him to climb into second position in the general ranking, &agrav; 9 minutes of  Yazeed Al Rajhi. Carlos Sainz, only tenth today, left behind skipped nine minutes and now finds himself third overall (&at 11'31").

Furthermore, Matthieu Serradori, on his Century CR6-T buggy, is now the first French driver in the general classification, if that's the case. giant in fifth place (at 31) just in front of the experimenter Stéphane Peterhansel who himself écopé of a penalty of six minutes (&agrav; 34'12"). Finally Guerlain Chicherit, the former world champion of freeride skiing, almost succeeded in the big move of the day but he was disappointed. let the victory step by step. Nasser Al-Attiyah for one minute and 51 seconds.

On the side motorcycles, Pablo Quintanilla recovered well from his disappointment the day before. After losing 18 minutes and clearly falling back in the general classification, the Chilean won the title. the fifth stage by completing the 118 kilometers of special in a little over an hour and a half. The South American, sixth different winner in this 2024 Dakar, was ahead of the rest. the French Adrien Van Beveren, also on Honda, by 37 seconds. Always well placed Since the start of the rally, the Northerner has moved up one place in the general classification since he now occupies fourth place , &agrav; 18 minutes of the new leader.

New car Ross Branch, dismissedé of his leadership the day before, took back control of the race this Wednesday by ranking sixth (&agrav; 3'42") from fifthè step. The Batswana thus returnedé ahead of the Chilean Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo, only 12th on the finish line  Shubaytah (&6&# 39;11"). The two men are only separated by 1 minute 14 before the highly anticipated stage 6, of a new type, which will be contested over two days on Thursday and Friday with the constraints of a marathon stage. American Ricky Brabec, third behind less than 4 minutes, plays until then perfectly the role of referee. The fight is expected to rage over the next forty-eight hours.

Autos: the general classification is up to date the end of the 5th stage

1. (=) Al Rajhi/Gottschalk (Toyota) in 17h24'04"
2. (+1) Al Attiyah/Baumel (Prodrive Hunter) à 9'03"
3. (-1) Sainz/Cruz (Audi) à 11'31"
4. (+1) Ekström/Bergkvist (Audi) à 22'58"
5. (+2) Serradori/Minaudier (Century) à 31'
6. (+2) Peterhansel/Boulanger (Audi) à 34'12"

7. (+2) Zala/Fiuza (Mini) à 37'07"
8. (+2) De Mevius/Panseri (Toyota) à 41'51"
9. (-3) Loeb/Lurquin (Prodrive Hunter) à 43'03"
10. (-6) Moraes/Monleon (Toyota) à 54'47"

Motorcycles: the overall ranking à the outcome of the 5th stage

1. (+1) Ross Branch (BWA/Hero) in 19h05'03"
2. (-1) Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (CHI/Honda) à 1'14"
3. (=) Ricky Brabec (USA/Honda) à 3'47"
4. (+1) Adrien Van Beveren (FRA/Honda) à 18'10"
5. (-1) Kévin Benavides (ARG/KTM) à 21'17"
6. (+1) Pablo Quintanilla (CHI/Honda) à 26'47"
7. (-1) Luciano Benavides (ARG/Husqvarna) à 30'36"
8. (=) Toby Price (AUS/KTM) à 31'36"
9. (+2) Daniel Sanders (AUS/GASGAS) à 37'44"
10. (=) Romain Dumontier (FRA/Husqvarna) à 38'52"

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 January 11 and Friday January 12-Step 6: Shubaytah – Shubaytah → 781km including 572km of special
  • Saturday January 13: Rest
  • Sunday January 14-&Step 7: Riyadh – Al Duwadimi → 873km including 483km of special
  • Monday January 15-&Step 8: Al Duwadimi – Hail → 678km including 458km of special
  • 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 car 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 Télévisions 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

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