co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz has conquered the South African pilot Giniel de Villiers in the Dakar rally on the second stage of the overall lead. The Toyota Duo had won ten years ago, the total victory that was the first time for that on Tuesday on the 342 kilometres of special stages between Pisco and San Juan de Marcona in Peru the fourth place with 1:31 minutes behind winner Sebastien Loeb (France/Peugeot).
“It was actually a decent day for us. We have come through, had no problems,” said von Zitzewitz (50): “It was a very nice stage with great dunes of the passages, although a bit tricky with soft Sand and some holes.”
The two-time Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar), who had won on Monday, the short opening stage in about 84 kilometers between the capital city of Peru, Lima and Pisco, lost with his Toyota as the days of the eleventh 7:17 minutes on the nine-time world rally champion Loeb. In the overall standings Al-Attiyah fell back to eighth place (+3:26 minutes).
the favourites of the 41. Dakar-edition lost a lot of time. Last year’s winner Carlos Sainz (Spain) by German Team X-raid did not develop beyond the eight rank (+4:40) and lies in sixth place Overall 2:28 minutes behind de Villiers/von Zitzewitz. Dakar, record winner stéphane Peterhansel (France) finished the stage in the JCW Buggy X-raid, and only at Position 17 (+15:09). In the overall standings of the 53-Year-old as 13. a residue of 13:55 minutes to the top.