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DAKAR. Fourth stage win for Sébastien Loeb, Price takes the leadership in the hands to the engines

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The Frenchman Sébastien Loeb, and his Monegasque navigator Daniel Elena (Peugeot 3008 DKR) Tuesday the eighth stage in the 41st Dakar won. The ninefold world champion rally had 360 miles between San Juan de Marcona and Pisco 7:37 less than the Qatarees Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Overdrive Racing). The Pole Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul (MINI John Cooper Works) reason for the third time.

In the state run Al-Attiyah from Peterhansel (MINI John Cooper Buggy). The Frenchman lost Tuesday 24:14 and collapsed into the position to the fourth position. In terms of stages does no one better than Loeb. He won four of the eight. Previously, he was also in the second, the fifth and the sixth stage is the fastest. However, it will Loeb, in all likelihood, this Dakar will not win. By major equipment failure, three punctures in one day and Monday is still electrical problems, he lost a suit time. Day after day, gets the competitiebeest the of the setback. In the stand, slide Loeb on to third place, 46:45 Al-Attiyah and 16 seconds of the second place of the Spaniard Nani Roma (MINI John Cooper Works).

Dertienvoudig winner Peterhansel was once again a blow to collect. An uppercut to him, perhaps permanently uittelt for the gold. The Frenchman follows in fourth at 53:30 of the leadership position. That seems to be an unbridgeable gap, though it may in the paris-Dakar rally fast times.

Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul in the stand sixth, at 4:23 of the fifth place from the Frenchman Cyril Despres (MINI John Cooper Buggy).

Wednesday is the ninth and penultimate stage of this Dakar ridden. Around Pisco of 410 km, of which 313 at the time.

Price takes charge after giving Ricky Brabec, dagzege for Matthias Walkner

The Austrian Matthias Walkner (KTM) has Tuesday the eighth stage in the Dakar rally for bikers won. For the defending champion, it was his second stage win. Walkner was about 360 km between San Juan de Marcona and Pisco 45 seconds faster than the Chileen Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) and 1:13 and Toby Price (KTM). Which Australian will take the leadership of the American Ricky Brabec (Honda), who early in the stage broke down with engine trouble.

The day started dramatically for Brabec (Honda). The leader had after 56 kilometres to specify after the engine of his Honda move. In 2018 he had to in the tenth race also already set with a broken motor. Brabec won in this Dakar one stage and was in full fight for a first American victory. The last victory of a Honda rider in the Dakar dates back to 1989. When won, the Frenchman Gilles Lalay. For the last 17 editions, the Dakar in the motorbikes dominated by KTM.

It was there the whole day seem that Toby Price’s stage would win. All six waypoints he had the fastest time again. In the slotkilometers took Walkner everything out of the closet and he let Quintanilla and Price.

With two rides to go takes Price leadership from the unfortunate Brabec. A remarkable performance from the Aussie, in preparation for the Dakar heavy fall came and a polsblessure (scafoidebreuk) down. “I have the maximum. More I cannot do, my wrist is on fire”, answered Price, which is already three times on the championships stood as the winner in 2016 and the third in 2015 and last year.

Price has a small lead of 1:03 on Quintanilla. Walkner follows as the third in 6:35. Three seconds further, the Brit Sam Sunderland (KTM). Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) is fifth in 9:54. After stating Brabec came From Beveren virtually to the lead, but the Frenchman lost along the way 11 minutes.

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