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Dakar 2024: Loeb makes up time on Sainz and can still believe in victory

Sébastien Loeb benefitedé of the 10th stage of the Dakar to regain more than seven minutes from the lead. Carlos Sainz. The Frenchman is now leading the way. less than a quarter of an hour behind the Spaniard in the general classification. two days before the end of the rally. Ricky Brabec has comforté his motorcycle leader's chair.

[Mis à day January 17   12:24] Let it be said, the 46th edition of the Dakar has not yet delivered its verdict. The tenth and first stage will take place on Wednesday around Al Ula, with a 612 kilometer loop ;res including 371 special, seriously revived the suspense in the car category. Leader of the general classification for almost a week, Carlos Sainz lost a third of his lead in a single day which he had at the start this Wednesday on Sébastien Loeb. The gap between the two men, the only ones from now on to be able to dream of final victory & less than a twist of fate, was 20 minutes this morning, it is now only 13 minutes as the rally ends ;egrave;vera in forty-eight hours à Yanbu.

It was during kilometer 248 of the special that Carlos Sainz let go. a lot of time, more than ten minutes, before leaving thanks to the help of the Swede Mattias Ekström, who quickly arrived. on site to lend a helping hand his teammate at Audi. At this moment, during the pointing placed é At kilometer 264, the Frenchman was only four minutes behind the Spaniard in the virtual general classification. But a few dozen kilometers further, the Alsatian had to succeed. make a stop à his turn, also letting precious time slip away on his rival who finished very strongly. Only seventeenth in the stage, Sébastien Loeb has now  13 minutes and 22 seconds   fill on Carlos Sainz. He can still believe in his chances of winning his first Dakar but the driver of the Prodrive Hunter buggy will have to drive very fast during the last 655 kilometers of the special stage. ; browse. 

Ricky Brabec gets closer to his second victory on the Dakar

The victory of the day went to à Guerlain Chicherit. After turning around   several times, the Frenchman was finally é rewarded of his efforts. At the wheel of his Toyota Hilux, the former freestyle ski champion beat the Italian Eugenio Amos (+4'11") and the South- African Brian Baragwanath (+5'43"). A success that allows à Guerlain Chicherit to enter the Top 5 of the general ranking. A position that he will try to defend during the last two days.

There were a lot fewer twists and turns on the motorcycles. This tenth step did not in fact cause any damage. no change in the Top 10 of the general ranking. The main information is that Ricky Brabec has comforté his leadership chair by winning for the first time since the start on January 5. The American, with a regularity exceptional on this Dakar, pushed backé his runner-up Ross Branch by almost 4 additional minutes to now have more than 10 minutes in advance (+10'54") &agrav; forty-eight hours from the outcome. A second coronation on the Dakar, four years after the first, is now up for grabs. wheel bearing of the Californian.

The suspense is actually more suspenseful in the race for the other two places on the podium. Respectively third and second à Al Ula this Wednesday, Adrien Van Beveren and Jose Ignacio Cornejo, relegated to only 20 and…2 seconds from Ricky Brabec à Upon arrival, they approached Ross Branch. The three men are now within less than four minutes of the overall lead, with the Frenchman now only'' agrave; 52 seconds from second place for the Botswanan. The battle will rage until the end.

Autos: the general classification is up to date the end of the 10th stage

1. (=) Sainz/Cruz (Audi) in 41h35'12"
2. (=) Loeb/Lurquin (Prodrive Hunter) à 13'22"
3. (=) Moraes/Monleon (Toyota) à 1h02'44"
4. (=) De Mevius/Panseri (Toyota) à 1h27'09"
5. (+1) Chicherit/Winocq (Toyota) à 1h47'55"
6. (-1) Serradori/Minaudier (Century) à 1h48'59"
7. (=) Prokop/Chytka (Ford) à 1h59'58"
8. (=) De Villiers/Murphy (Toyota) à 2h17'20"
9. (=) Botterill/Cummigs (Toyota) à 2h24'26"
10. (=) Vanagas/Sikk (Toyota) à 2h40'51"
13. (+3) Peterhansel/Boulanger (Audi) à 3h52'11
82. (-64) Ekström/Bergkvist (Audi) à 30:24'46"

Motorcycles: the general ranking the end of the 10th stage

1. (=) Ricky Brabec (USA/Honda) in 44h45'28"
2. (=) Ross Branch (BWA/Hero) à 10''54"
3. (=) Adrien Van Beveren (FRA/Honda) à 11'46"
4. (=) Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (CHI/Honda) à 13'48"
5. (=) Kévin Benavides (ARG/KTM) à 32'43"
6. (=) Toby Price (AUS/KTM) à 42'
7. (=) Luciano Benavides (ARG/Husqvarna) à 51'42"
8. (=) Daniel Sanders (AUS/GASGAS) à 1h'00'34"
9. (=) Stefan Svitko (SVQ/KTM) à 1h39'03"
10. (=) Martin Michek (RTC/KTM) à 2h29'45"
17. (=) Pablo Quintanilla (CHI/Honda) à 5:02'41"

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-Stage 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(Winners: Loeb/Van Beveren)
  • Wednesday January 17-ÉStage 10 : Al Ula – Al Ula → 612km including 371km of special(Winners: Chicherit/Brabec)
  • 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

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