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Summary - 07/01 18:20 [GMT +3]

"Peter" hits the big five-oooooooooh!


The road to Al Duwadimi, which contained the first dune fields of this edition, set the riders and crews on a course to the geographical heart of Saudi Arabia. The dunes were not tough or numerous enough to shake up the standings; instead, the entrants had to put their navigational flair to good use to get out of one maze after another, in addition to marshalling...

Reactions - 07/01 19:32 [GMT +3] - Car

Yazeed Al Rajhi: "We made it here and that's what matters"

Yazeed Al Rajhi flew under the radar and landed in second place overall after finishing stage 2 in fifth place, seven minutes behind Stéphane Peterhansel. The Saudi is just two minutes down on the new leader, Carlos Sainz.

"It wasn't as stony as yesterday, but navigating was pretty hard today. We had to backtrack several times. But we...

Reactions - 07/01 19:30 [GMT +3] - Car

Carlos Sainz: "The navigation was complicated"

Eighth in the stage from Al Henakiyah to Al Duwadimi, Carlos Sainz rocketed to the top of the overall. The Audi driver is a few minutes ahead of Yazeed Al Rajhi and Sébastien Loeb.

"Opening the road was no easy task today because the navigation was complicated. We drove near De Mevius for a while, we overtook him, then we had a flat...

Reactions - 07/01 18:54 [GMT +3] - Car

Guillaume de Mevius: "Opening the road was no joke"

After taking his first stage win in the Ultimate class yesterday, Guillaume de Mevius discovered the "joys" of opening the road today. The Belgian came in nineteenth, almost 27 minutes down on "Peter", and currently sits fifth overall at 1′44″.

"It started well enough, the first 200 kilometres went smoothly. 215 km into...

Reactions - 07/01 18:34 [GMT +3] - Car

Nasser Al Attiyah: "We're still in the game, it's only twelve minutes in the overall"

Yesterday, it was two punctures near the start of the special. Today, it was a broken rear arm that delayed the world champions. But the Nasser Racing crew remains upbeat.

 "It was good, very fast. We pushed from the beginning, but we broke a rear arm and we stopped for more than ten minutes to repair. I think it's a weak point of this car because...

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