The pilot of Peugeot’s Sebastien Loeb won the eighth stage of “Dakar-2017” from the Bolivian Uyuni to the Argentine city of Salta and took the lead in the standings SUVs Stefan Peterhansel.
The participants had to drive 492 miles, but torrential rains have led to a reduction in the Bolivian part of the route is 73 km away.
Interestingly, the Bolivian part of the route was forced to make a short stop Peterhansel, and the Argentine segment of the eighth SU flat tyre happened at the car of Loeb. Less time spent stopping it Sebastien, which allowed him to beat his compatriot of Peterhansel in the provisional General classification, 1 minute and 38 seconds.
At the same time, both the Frenchman has increased its lead over closest pursuers: despres and Nani Roma: after the eighth SU despres inferior to Loeb, 17 minutes and 17 seconds, and Roma loses to leader 23 minutes and 36 seconds.
In the truck category, the fastest on SU was Martin van den brink on a Renault, which no longer claims victory in the category. The second day has finished and Federico Villagra on Iveco. Third and fourth places were taken by the crews of “KAMAZ-Master” Eduard Nikolayev and Dmitry Sotnikov, which allowed them to become the leader of the intermediate classification.
Now the first place in the category of trucks is centurions, and just 1 minute and 46 seconds behind Nikolaev. Gerard de Rooy dropped to third place in the staging table with a lag of 2 minutes and 20 seconds. At the eighth stage, the Dutchman lost about seven minutes replacing the wheels on Iveco.
The official website of “KAMAZ-Master” also spoke about the problems that befell Ayrat Mardeev. The insidious output of one of the numerous channels became the reason for a stalled car Mardeev. The machine simply fell in soft, loose and wet sand. In this place today was a lot of cars and trucks, including Hans Stacey (MAN).
Anton Shibalov’s crew, performing the functions of quick Technicals, stopped to pull the car teammate. The result Mardeev lost about 29 minutes. Now he is tenth in the standings of trucks, losing Sotnikov 2 hours and 10 minutes.
In offset of motorcycles the leader Sam Sunderland. The British, acting on a KTM, ahead of closest pursuer, which is Pablo Quintanilla, almost 21 minutes. Alexander Ivanyutin occupies 31-e a place in offset of motorcycles and Anastasiya Nifontova is located on 84-th row of intermediate Protocol.
In the category of Quad leadership still holds Russian Sergey Karjakin. Moreover, he was able to strengthen its position in relation to the closest pursuer Axel Dutra: now Sergei is ahead of the Frenchman on a Yamaha almost seven minutes.
If we talk about competition all-terrain vehicles, here the first place is Leandro Torres from Brazil, and the fourth is the representative of Russia Ravil Maganov.
|6.||302||Giniel De Villiers||Toyota||+1:21.44|
|3.||500||Gerard De Rooy||Iveco||+2.20|
|5.||510||Pascal De Bar||Renault Trucks||+45.34|
|10.||501||Ayrat Of Makeew||KamAZ||+2:10.29|
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