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Matthias Walkner: "It was really intense on the straights"

January 13 th 2019 - 20:23 [GMT -5]

The defending champion finished third today and stayed in contention for the win, sitting in sixth place overall about 10 minutes behind new leader Pablo Quintanilla.

"For me, it was quite good because I had some good lines in front of me, but the navigation was really tricky and I always tried to focus on the road book, not just trust the lines. I was all day more or less alone, so it feels quite long, and it was really intense because the pace was quite high, especially on the straights."

Matthias Walkner / Et.6 (GB)
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Matthias Walkner / Et.6 (AUT)
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01 WALKNER Matthias (aut), KTM, KTM Factory Team, Moto, action during the Dakar 2019, Stage 5, Moquegua - Arequipa, peru, on january 11 - Photo Frederic Le Floc'h / DPPI
01 WALKNER Matthias (aut), KTM, KTM Factory Team, Moto, action during the Dakar 2019, Stage 5, Moquegua - Arequipa, peru, on january 11 - Photo Frederic Le Floc'h / DPPI © Frederic Le Floc'h / DPPI

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