Stéphane Peterhansel: “It’s like fighting for four hours”

Dakar 2023 | Stage 4 | HA'IL > HA'IL
January 4 th 2023 - 15:46 [GMT + 3]

The Audi driver has achieved the 2nd best time of the day, missing out by 13’’ on stage victory number 50 in the car category. Mister Dakar trails Nasser Al Attiyah by 18'52'' in the general rankings, in 3rd position.

Stéphane Peterhansel - Etape 4 - FR
Stéphane Peterhansel - Etape 4 - ENG

“Today it was the first day without technical problems, without punctures and also no dust or cars to overtake with the dust. It was perfect conditions. There were a lot of dunes and camel grass. If we wanted to get a good time we had to push and take a lot of impacts on the car as well as the body, so you need to be ready for that. We know this, but it’s always a surprise just how hard it is inside the car. So, it’s like fighting for four hours or something like that. But we did it and I think it’s a good result”.

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