DAKAR 2022, 7th stage: Sebastien LOEB again in 2nd place after stage victory again

The Frenchman was the fastest among motorists on the seventh stage of this year’s Dakar, reducing the gap behind Al-Attiyah to three-quarters of an hour.

The seventh stage did not bring any other changes in the overall standings, which means that he is now a local Al-Rajhi together in third place, followed by two Alvarez (Toyota) and Prizygonski (Mini Buggy). Today's stage was conducted on rocky terrain between Riyadh and place Ad-Dawadimi, and the last part of the route also took place on sandy terrain. Again, the main challenge for the competitors was navigation.

He lost quite some time at the beginning of the stage Yazeed Al-Rajhi, which then found a rhythm, and it went well as well Carlos Sainz st. in Audi. After a quarter of the measured distance, the Spaniard was in first place, but he was Loeb after 220 kilometers overtook, pred Al-Attiyah but he had French for a good four minutes.

Adrien van Beveren is the new leader among motorcyclists, even though he was only tenth on today's stage.

The former world rally champion then only increased his advantage over the pursuers, so that he is ahead of Al-Attiyah in the end it was 5 minutes and 26 seconds, Al-Rajhi so it is for loebom more than ten minutes behind. At Toyota, however, they faced technical problems, which to the greatest extent hit them by Giniel de Villiers, assisted by a teammate Henk Lategan. De Villers he lost a fat hour due to a malfunction and dropped out of the top ten in the overall standings.

Among motorcyclists, he completed the seventh stage the fastest Jose Ignacio Cornejo placeholder image (Honda), before Kevin Benavides (KTM) and Joan Barredo (Honda). In the overall standings, today's top ten, Adrien van Beveren (Yamaha) leading before Matthias Walkner (KTM) and Benavides. Mariborčan Simon Marčič finished the seventh stage in 59th place overall, 57th overall, in the class Original by Motul but in ninth place.

Among the trucks are all four crews of the Kamaz-Master class for themselves, followed by Aleš Loprais from Prague and Janus van Kasteren from Iveco (pictured).

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