Bernhard ten Brinke has maintained the best time on completion of the first part of the special. However, the Toyota driver is firmly in the sights of his team-mate Nasser Al-Attiyah who is only 1’39’’ behind. However, Giniel de Villiers has lost ground and is now more than 7 minutes behind the stage leader.
The bikers are currently on the long 382-km neutralised section that will take them to the start of the second portion of the day’s special, which, at 244-km is twice as long as the first part.
The verdict is a harsh one for Stéphane Peterhansel: he has completed 97 km 46’50’’ behind Bernhard ten Brinke. If the gap stays the same, the official Peugeot driver will no longer be on the Dakar podium!
A route drawn up in collaboration with the local authorities of each country. Selective sorting and waste treatment programme in cooperation with local authorities. 100 tonnes of waste collected and recycled from the bivouacs,
58 of which are from the “Punto Verde”. Guided tours of the bivouacs organised in collaboration with local authorities, aimed at local people and children from underprivileged backgrounds.
The safety of competitors, spectators and other accredited persons is the organisation’s primary concern. Just like with any other major extreme sporting adventure, the Dakar is not without risk. The organisation makes every effort to limit to these risks as much as possible.
Every year the safety procedures are revised and optimised.
With “Un Techo”, the rally’s action is focused on emergency housing. For the eighth year in a row, the Dakar has provided its support to this charity which implements wide-ranging initiatives. This will still be the case in 2017.
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