DAKAR 2022, 9th stage: Triple victory for TOYOTO, Al-Attiyah retains the ADVANTAGE over Loeb

Giniel de Villiers is the winner of the ninth stage of the Dakar Endurance Rally, which was marked by the Toyota Gazoo Racing team. Matthias Walkner took the lead among motorcyclists.

Giniel De Villiers (Toyota Gazoo Racing) - Photos: Red Bull Content Pool

After the end of the ninth stage of this year's Dakar, Toyota was in the best of moods, recording a triple victory. He was the fastest at the finish line Giniel de Villiers, before Hank Lategan and leaders in the overall standings, Nasser Al-Attiyah. With this, Katarec slightly increased the advantage over the first pursuer Sebastien Loeb, who is now 39 minutes behind in second place.

Today's stage took place in a circle around the city Wadi Ad-Dawasir and reached the southernmost point of this year’s rally. The length of the measured section was 287 kilometers, but it took place on the rocky terrain between the hills, so the navigation was again quite demanding. It quickly turned out that this time they have the best cards in their hands at Toyota, as they alternated at checkpoints in the first place de Villiers in lategan. Al Attiyah he was behind them so he could control the ride as well Sebastien Loeb.

Matthias Walkner took the lead in the overall standings. There are three more stages until the end of the rally.

"I can say that we did a good stage and that we didn't have any problems," he said. he said after the end of the stage Loeb: “It should be added that this was a stage that did not allow for major time jumps. We are still far behind Nasser, but we are not giving up. "

He was the fastest among motorcyclists on the 9th stage Jose Ignacio Cornejo placeholder image (Honda), with the fourth place in the first place in the overall standings, the Austrian Matthias walkner (KTM), which now has a two-minute lead over Only Sunderland (GasGas). Simon Marčič finished today's stage in 52nd place, in the overall standings of the class Original by Motul is still in an excellent 8th place.

The ninth stage among the truck drivers was won by the crew under the baton of Edvard Nikolayev. - Photo: Red Bull Content Pool

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