Honda is still the best among motorcyclists, as it now leads in the overall standings Kevin Benavides, who lost a lot of time at today's stage and is the fastest today Ricky Brabec he came close to him in the overall standings just 52 seconds behind. Ignacio Cornejo he resumed the race after the fall, but after a medical examination at the end of the stage he decided to resign.
The only Slovenian representative, from Maribor Simon Marčič, finished on today's stage from Neom to Al'Ul in a total of 37th place, in the ranking Original by Motul he advanced to fifth place.
Among motorists, the second daily victory this year was celebrated by a local Yazeed Al-Rajhi, who punctured a tire about twenty kilometers before the end of the stage, but continued and ended up with his German co-driver Dirkom von Zitzewitz looking forward to his second victory at this year’s Dakar.
It’s still on top Stephane Peterhansel, who today lost just under a minute against the main competitor Al-Attiyahu, but he still has a seventeen-minute advantage over Qatar.
Among the trucks, the Czech won the stage victory Martin Macik (Big Shock Racing), which overtook by a minute and 40 seconds Dimitrija Sotnikova (Kamaz). The Russian is sovereign in the overall standings and has in front of his closest pursuer, his teammate Shibalov more than three-quarters of an hour advantage.