Bisha > Jeddah
01-14-2022 - Stage 12
Dakar 2022 | Sunderland and Al-Attiyah rule the roost
Cars: Al-Attiyah king of the desert
Being the big favourite is a coveted position, but not necessarily a comfortable one. Nasser Al-Attiyah has cracked under the pressure several times before, but this year he and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel put in a masterful performance. The Qatari was eager to seize the lead from the get-go and took the two specials (1A and 1B) that...
Austin Jones: "This is what we've trained for for three years"
After several bouts of bad luck, fortune was again a factor as Austin Jones started the stage this morning. He finally managed to exorcise the demons of the past and win his first Dakar.
"I told you that would happen, that it was going to come down to the very end, and that's exactly what it did. We had a pretty clean day today, I drove...
Jones denies Farrés!
Gerard Farrés suffered electrical problems in the finale and lost valuable time, allowing Austin Jones to finish the special 4′18″ ahead of him. The American more than made up the deficit of 1′41″ that he had his morning and is therefore the winner of the 44th Dakar in the SSV category, in which he came second last year. It was...
Farrés loses over 10 minutes!
Gerard Farrés was over 10 minutes slower at the finish than Rokas Baciuška, a 6-minute increase over his deficit at the previous time check. Austin Jones, who was 58 seconds down at the same time check, has yet to finish the stage, but Farrés's victory seems balanced on a knife edge. It is going to be a stressful wait for the Spaniard!...
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