DAKAR 2021, Stage 8: Toby PRICE in the style of MacGyver, end for LOEB

The continuation of the marathon stage made the lives of many participants miserable, but today's 709-kilometer-long stage, on which time was measured at 375 kilometers, also wrote exceptional stories.

She is one of them the story of one of the favorites for a joint victory among motorcyclists. Australian Toby Price suffered a severe rear wheel injury on the stage yesterday to his KTM, but yesterday he could not count on the help of mechanics due to the rules, so he found himself in the style of the hero of the TV series MacGyver and fixed the bike and tire with cable ties and insulating tape, and in the end, after almost eight hundred kilometers, he won second place on the stage and despite the difficulties maintained the chances of a joint victory.

Price had the option to change the tire, but it would have cost him half an hour, so he opted for a more creative option, which paid off in the end. The Chilean won the stage Ignacio Cornejo, who also leads the overall standings and has a minute and 5 second advantage over the Australian. He was third today Ricky Brabec, which is sixth overall. The Dakar finished the eighth stage for the Frenchman de Soultraita, who fell badly and was taken to hospital in Tabruku, but was not allegedly seriously injured.

Toby Price repaired the rear wheel on his motorcycle in the style of MacGyver. - Photo: ASO

He was again the fastest among motorists Nasser Al-Attiyah, for whom this is the fortieth stage victory in his career, and with it he has significantly reduced the gap behind the leading Peterhansel, which is now 3 minutes and 3 seconds. Carlos Sainz has slightly narrowed the gap with his teammate with second place, but is still a good 38 minutes behind.

Sebastien Loeb had to give up after the eighty kilometers of the fifth stage.

"It wasn't a bad day for us," he said Sainz. "We had one punctured tire and we turned wrong once, but in the end I can't complain about the day." The first three in the overall standings are a class of their own, namely the fourth-ranked Pole in the overall standings. Prizygonski namely, it is already more than an hour and a half behind. Today, however, the rally ended for Sebastien Loeb, who is already struggling with technical problems on his own throughout Dakar BRX Buggy.

Spectacular, but against the Russian phalanx with Kamazi, others have virtually no chance of winning.

The crew of the team continues to dominate among the trucks Kamaz-Master in the cast Captains, Ahmadeyev in Ахмеžјанов, which has in front of today’s winner Shibalov just under three-quarters of an hour advantage. Also in third place in the overall standings is the Russian team’s truck Kamaz-Master.

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