Peugeot pilot Stephane Peterhansel celebrated the victory at the end of the fifth stage of “Dakar-2018” from San Juan de Marcona to Arequipa with a length of 267 kilometers.
Stefan was ahead of his closest pursuer, Bernhard ten Brink, spokesperson for Toyota, 4 minutes and 52 seconds. The top three of the stage was closed by another representative of Toyota, Giniel de Villiers with a lag of almost 13 minutes.
Carlos Sainz-senior became the fourth, leaving behind Nasser al-Attia. However, the temporary loss of both was impressive: Sainz-senior lost to Peterhansel 18 minutes, and al-Attiyah – 24-a-half minutes.
Today’s route has opened up Sebastien Loeb, who won the fourth stage, but after five kilometers after the start, the Frenchman failed in his Peugeot 3008 DKR twice stuck in the sand trap, because of what Sebastien has lost almost three hours.
It soon became clear that Loeb co-driver Daniel Elena suffered serious chest injuries and tailbone. It was decided not to risk the health Navigator and to withdraw from the race.
Sébastien Loeb abandons the #Dakar2018 after his co-pilot Dabiel Elena got injured in the early part of stage 5 // @sebloebofficiel abandona en el dia 5 del #DakarPerú2018. Su copiloto @danos_elena afectado esta fisicamente y no pueden seguir. 📷 ASO / World / A. Lavadinho
In the General classification of the rally-RAID Peterhansel beats Sainz Sr., running second, more than an hour. In third place in the table, you’ll Berhard ten Brink with a delay of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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