"I wanted to finish the stage without a hitch"
January 16 th 2020 - 14:53 [GMT + 3]
The Chilean rider, homing in on his third title in the quad category, played it safe today.
"Today was a fantastic stage for me. After yesterday's nightmare, my goal was to catch Simon Vitse, who was starting five minutes earlier, and stick to him. I reached him at km 40 and then followed him because I wanted to finish the stage without a hitch. Tomorrow is the closing stage. We'll have to keep working hard to try and win this gruelling Dakar."