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The French Sébastien Loeb (car) and Adrien Van Beveren (motorcycle) win the “48h chrono” stage of the Dakar

The French Sçs Bastien Loeb and Adrien Van Beveren won the much-feared sixth stage of the Dakar 2024. Here they are; placed back in the general ranking, when Yazeed Al-Rajhi, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Stéphane Peterhansel lost everything at the end of the year. the end of this 48-hour special without assistance.

[Mis à day January 12   11:22] The queen stage of the Dakar 2024, called "éstage 48h chrono" because played over two days without any assistance, will have been without pity for several favorites &agrav; the final victory. Particularly in cars where three contenders saw all their hopes of triumph disappear on January 19th. Yanbu, end of the 46th edition of the legendary rally, held entirely this year in Saudi Arabia. Yazeed Al-Rajhi, leader of the general classification before setting off on Thursday morning, Nasser Al-Attiyah, outgoing winner, and St&phane Peterhansel, record holder of race victories (14), lost everything on the 549 kilometer loop around Shubaytah.

The Saudi gave up after rolling over with his Toyota at kilometer 51 on Thursday. The Qatari, who had rather well limited his skills. The breakage during the first day since he had the disadvantage of opening the track, finally let him go. running 2h45 after having very seriously damaged the car. the left front wheel of his Prodrive buggy at kilometer 530 on Friday. As for the Frenchman, sixth before this trap stage in the dunes, he lost more than three hours due to a hydraulic problem which cost him its power steering. Like Nasser Al-Attiyah, now 17th overall, St&phane Peterhansel (22nd) will now try to make himself pleasure in chasing stage victories if possible. The misfortune of some making the happiness of others, a few pilots are the big winners of this stage of a new genre. This is particularly the case of Carlos Sainz, new leader of the rally before the rest day. 

The Spaniard, third in the general classification forty-eight hours ago, took second place in the general classification. hit and win a lot of time over many rivals. At 61 years old, the Madrilian proves that he is still in the game and more than ever well placed in the competition. to win his fourth Dakar. Halfway through the rally, Carlos Sainz is 20 minutes ahead of Swede Mattias Ekström, also on Audi, and almost half an hour ahead of S' Bastien Loeb, the other big beneficiary of this marathon stage. The Frenchman, who had voluntarily lost time during the fifth stage, to the point of voluntarily taking, according to him, a penalty. of 15 minutes, to be able to follow in the footsteps of the openers in the dunes, woné his 25th victory in the rally this Friday. He made a jump in the general ranking, going from ninth to ninth place. third place, and can still believe in his chances of a first and final victory on the Dakar.

There was much less upheaval on the sideé motorcycles even if, there too, a Frenchman shot came out on top during this sixth stage. Adrien Van Beveren, hyper regular since the start of the race, showed himself to be a strong performer. fastest in the sand. Riding his Honda, the Northerner was ahead of the pack. Australian Toby Price (4'13"), American Ricky Brabec ('5'02" ), the Australian Daniel Sanders (&agrav; 6'55") and the Botswanan Ross Branch (&agrav; 9'40"). The latter also lost his leadership chair at the expense of Ricky Brabec but the two men held each other in less than a minute (51 seconds).

Adrien Van Beveren is more in ambush than ever after having redone half of the game. of his delay in forty-eight hours. Now third in the general standings, he is less than ten minutes behind the first. Enough to fuel great ambitions before the second part of the rally which will leave Riyadh on Sunday.

Autos: the general classification is up to date the end of the 6th stage

1. (+2) Sainz/Cruz (Audi) in 24h59'32"
2. (+2) Ekström/Bergkvist (Audi) à 20'21"
3. (+6) Loeb/Lurquin (Prodrive Hunter) à 29'31"
4. (+6) Moraes/Monleon (Toyota) à 1h04
5. (+3) De Mevius/Panseri (Toyota) à 1h09'47"
6. (+5) De Villiers/Murphy (Toyota) à 1h25'16"
7. (+5) Prokop/Chytka (Ford) à 1h35'04"
8. (-3) Serradori/Minaudier (Century) à 1h52'20"
9. (+9) Goczal/Mena (Taurus) à 1h52'30"
10. (+3) Botterill/Cummigs (Toyota) à 1h54
17. (-15) Al-Attiyah/Baumel (Prodrive Hunter) à 2h40'54"
22. (-16) Peterhansel/Boulanger (Audi) à 3h23'04"

Motorcycles: the overall ranking à the outcome of the 6th stage

1. (+2) Ricky Brabec (USA/Honda) in 27h11'21"
2. (-1) Ross Branch (BWA/Hero) à 51"
3. (+1) Adrien Van Beveren (FRA/Honda) à 9'21"
4. (-2) Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo (CHI/Honda) à 14'14"
5. (+3) Toby Price (AUS/KTM) à 27'
6. (-1) Kévin Benavides (ARG/KTM) à 28'33"
7. (+2) Daniel Sanders (AUS/GASGAS) à 35'50"
8. (-1) Luciano Benavides (ARG/Husqvarna) à 47'26"
9. (+5) Stefan Svitko (SVQ/KTM) à 1h07'42"
10. (+6)  Jeanloup Lepan (FRA/KTM) à 1h31'42"
17. (-11) Pablo Quintanilla (CHI/Honda) à 2h14'41"

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
  • 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 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