Defending winner Carlos Sainz took the lead in the Dakar Rally car group immediately after profitable Sunday’s initially appropriate stage in the Saudi Arabian desert forward of Mini teammate Stephane Peterhansel.
The Spaniard was 8 seconds clear of ‘Mr Dakar’ Peterhansel — the Frenchman who has received a record thirteen situations on two wheels and four — total immediately after the 277-km timed stage from the port metropolis of Jeddah to Bisha.
Overnight leader Nasser Al-Attiyah, who received Saturday’s brief prologue for the manufacturing unit Toyota group, dropped again to tenth and just about 12 minutes off the lead.
“We made the decision to gain the prologue, and we envisioned to get rid of time opening the street these days. Tomorrow’s stage is what truly matters,” mentioned the Qatari.
Sainz, a triple Dakar winner whose son and namesake is a Ferrari System One driver, experienced commenced twenty eighth immediately after