Martin Van Den Brink: “It was a long day to be fighting for fifteen seconds”

Dakar 2023 | Stage 5 | AL-HOFUF > SHUBAYTAH
January 5 th 2023 - 17:48 [GMT + 3]

Martin Van Den Brink fought throughout the day with Aleš Loprais but finally had to make do with second place. The Dutchman, beaten by the Czech driver by only just fifteen seconds, did not deny himself the pleasure of a enjoying a hard-fought battle. In the general rankings, the two men remain in the top two places.

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“It was a nice stage. All day I was fighting with my son and with Aleš. At the end, fifty kilometres before the finish, I overtook Mitchel on the special and then I fought with Aleš, but by the finish he won by fifteen seconds. It was a long day to be fighting for fifteen seconds. But we had fun and it was a good stage. We are happy with second place”.

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