Stéphane Peterhansel (MINI John Cooper Buggy) has Monday the seventh stage of the Dakar for cars won. The Frenchman is the second victory in this Dakar. Nani Roma (MINI John Cooper Works) finished in second place at 4’33” of Peterhansel. Carlos Sainz made the X-Raid stage is complete when third to finish, at 9’28”. Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Overdrive Racing) rode two times leak and lost 11’58”, but it remains comfortably in the lead. First pursuer Peterhansel follows 29’16” of the leader.
The ride began with more than a 50-minute delay because of the dense fog. Sébastien Loeb (Peugeot 3008 DKR) started as first with the very difficult stage with more than 100 km of dunes. The Frenchman was soon in trouble. At the first waypoint, lost Loeb 39’27” on Peterhansel. Electrical problems were the cause. Once the issues were, and put Loeb in the chase, and he made more than ten minutes of catching up good. Loeb ended up as tenth in 28’27” of Peterhansel. In the state drops the ninefold rallywereldkampioen from the second to the fourth place, behind Roma.
Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul reason as the seventh across the finish line in 20’50” of Peterhansel. In the remains of the Polish-Belgian duo sixth. (belga)