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The leader at the start of the second part of the stage, Berhard ten Brinke has suffered mechanical problems with his Toyota after 570 km of the special. The Dutchman and his French co-pilot Michel Perrin have tried everything in a bid to repair for the last 45 minutes but have finally decided to give up, meaning the virtual third placed driver...
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.
Bernhard ten Brinke is enjoying an excellent end to this year’s Dakar. The Dutchman still leads the special after 97 km, with a lead of 1’05’’ over Giniel de Villiers and 2’49’’ over Nasser Al-Attiyah, who is pushing hard. Carlos Sainz now lies 8 minutes behind the stage leader.
Bernhard Ten Brinke has handled the first kilometres of the special best, on a stage beginning that has proved to be especially tricky for several of the favourites. The Toyota driver boasts the best time at WP1, 43 seconds ahead of team-mate Giniel de Villiers. Nasser Al-Attiyah is clawing back the time lost and currently lies 4’12’’ behind the leader,...
Bernhard Ten Brinke, fourth in the general standings, lost ground on his team-mate Nasser Al Attiyah and now trails him by more than 11 minutes.
“To be honest, we did not drive very slowly, but we did a good stage. Unfortunately, a sensor broke and the engine cut out. But I knew what it was so I took the hood off the engine and went under the car to disconnect the...
Bernhard Ten Brinke has arrived first at the end of the first part of the special, having opened the way. This has not prevented the Dutchman from driving at a fast pace. Indeed, he has the best time so far, with a lead of 1’28’’ over Nasser Al-Attiyah and 1’41’’ over Stéphane Peterhansel.
Bernhard Ten Brinke has taken the lead in the special after 254 kilometres following a short stop by Orlando Terranova, who drops to third position. Stéphane Peterhansel is the biggest threat to the Dutchman, lying in wait 1’32’’ behind.
The Dutch driver claimed the stage to Fiambalá and moved closer to Nasser Al-Attiyah. His Qatari teammate held onto the bottom step of the podium.
"It feels really good. From the beginning till now, the cooperation with Toyota and Michel was exceptional. So far, okay, it's my best Dakar... but we must finish. I don't want to think about the podium now, I don't want...
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