Rokas Baciuška: “Just two stages more!”

Dakar 2023 | Stage 12 | YANBU > YANBU
January 13 th 2023 - 15:30 [GMT + 3]

 With second on the day’s stage, between, Michał et Marek Goczał, Rokas Baciuška has increased his lead in the general standings by three minutes over Eryk, the youngest of the Goczał clan, who had to content himself with fourth place on the special.

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 “Finally, just two stages more! Today there were good dunes, big dunes which were fun to drive. It’s really huge, the Empty Quarter – I’ve never been here, so I like that. Today we drove easily to save the care and to bring it safely to the bivouac, so before the last two days they can fix the car and properly check everything. Two days more, just two days more… Pedal to the metal, that’s the only strategy to do. Now we need to go full gas and gain some minutes and seconds, but we will see – I don’t want to talk about it too much. With too days more a lot of things can still happen. We’ll see at the finish. I would feel better if I was like Nasser with one hour, it would be easier. I could drive the two stages easily and enjoy the view and everything, but no, I need to push for two stages more. There is pressure, but we will figure it out and it’s okay, I like it like that. It’s competition and every driver is similar, I like it”.

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