The Qatarer Nasser Al-Attiyah steers at the Dakar rally in Peru for his third overall victory. On the eighth stage of the Toyota driver had to give on Tuesday, although the rally record world champion Sébastien Loeb (France) in the Peugeot beaten in the standings, Al-Attiyah, however, lies more comfortable in the lead. With still two remaining sections of the 48-Year-old 46:29 minutes of second-placed Nani Roma (Spain/Mini).
The 361 kilometers from San Juan de Marcona to Pisco were on Tuesday, though, in Loeb’s. The 44-Year-old won with 7:27 minutes ahead of Al-Attiyah, took his fourth victory of the day and only 16 seconds behind Nani. Loeb’s chances of overall victory, however, were dropped on Monday drastically, as he lost due to an electronics problem, almost half an hour.
For the record winner Stéphane Peterhansel (France) was in the Ranking, meanwhile, continue downhill. The 53-Year-old in the JCW-Buggy of the German team X-raid came with about a half-hour behind winner Loeb.
In the motorcycle standings Ricky Brabecs dream of total victory burst, due to an engine failure, the overall leader from the United States had to give up. The 27-Year-old put his Honda, only 56 kilometres after the stage start in San Juan de Marcona has no Chance to win as the first American in the Dakar rally.
The problems are for Brabec nothing New. The Californians, who had located in Peru after a seven-part pieces 7:47 minutes in front of Adrien van Beveren (France/Yamaha) 8:28 minutes in front of Toby Price (Australia/KTM), was also eliminated in the previous year, according to a damage to the engine – then on the 13. Stage. In 2017, the came for him on the tenth day of competition.
Price came in third on Tuesday in the victory of the Austrian Matthias Walkner (KTM) and captured first place in the standings. Van Beveren fell back on rank five.