Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Overdrive Racing) last Thursday, in Peru the fourth stage of the Dakar 2019 at the cars won. For the Qatarees is the second victory in this edition. Al-Attiyah had a lead of 1:52 on first pursuer and winner of Wednesday’s Stéphane Peterhansel (MINI John Cooper Buggy). Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul (MINI John Cooper Works) were third. In the stand increases Al-Attiyah his lead on the first pursuer Peterhansel to 8:55.
300 of the total of 334 started, the vehicle started on the first part of the marathonetappe: 123 bikes, 23 quads, 89 cars of 29, side by sides, and 36 trucks.
It was again a day of two halves for the Belgian Overdrive Racing. For Nasser Al-Attiyah was again no problem. The Qatarees took from the second waypoint the leadership of Peterhansel and maintained that until the finish. Only he was not really there in order to completely distance themselves from the Frenchman, who in the state will follow at 8:55. Less good was the Dutchman Bernhard ten Brinke (Toyota Overdrive Racing). After 63 km he stopped because of technical problems. Team-mate Giniel de Villiers (Toyota Overdrive Racing) stopped at the Dutchman, after an hour further to drive. In the meantime, is Ten Brinke again to the drive, but he lost more than two and a half hours. A good classification will not this year.
Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul reason the third time and slide into the on position to the fourth position. The cars, trucks and side by sides camp out Thursday night in Tacna. Because this is a marathonetappe is, only the riders to their vehicle to tinker and there is no assistance from the outside allowed.
Double win for Brabec
Ricky Brabec (Honda) last Thursday, in Peru the fourth stage in the Dakar rally for the bikers won. The American is also the new leader. Brabec was 6:19 faster than the Austrian Matthias Walkner (KTM). Toby Price (KTM) finished third in 7:07 of Brabec. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) is the loser of the day. The Chileen lost except 20 minutes also the leadership position. Quintanilla is now second in 2:19 of Brabec.
The first part of the marathonetappe on the bikes, had a quiet course. The participants were given first a verbindingsrit of 85 km for the wheels pushed, followed by a klassementsrit in two parts: a journey of 205 km followed by a verbindingsrit of 54 km, and the second part of 146 km was completed.
One day is not the other in this Dakar. It was the past few days, which is often proven in almost all categories. So lost Ricky Brabec Wednesday for almost 20 minutes on stage winner Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha). Thursday knew the 27-year-old American an excellent day, he won the stage and is the new leader. Quintanilla and The Soultrait made the reverse, they came from the heaven in the hell. Quintanilla lost 20:21 compared to Brabec, the French winner of Wednesday even 23:10. In the state follows Quintanilla at short distance from Brabec. The difference between the two riders is 2:19.
Friday following the second part of the marathonetappe. The fifth stage covers a distance of 776 km, of which 345 km against the clock. Once arrived in Arequipa the riders enjoy a rest day.