Dakar : Leg 7 - News after CP 2 (2)
With 20kms to go before CP2, Bruno Saby who had already suffered mechanical problems was seen stopped to repair. Stephane Henrard also on a Race Touareg appears to be giving him spare parts
Bikes : Grider quits race
US rider Andy
Grider was forced to quit the Dakar after suffering a crash. The KTM Red Bull biker was taken by helicopter to the Atar medical centre but his injuries are not to serious.
Cars : Miller crashes
US driver Marc Miller suffered a crash at km 310. The Vokswagen Race Touareg is on its roof. Both the driver and the co-driver are not injured.
Cars : Peterhansel fastest at CP2
Three cars have made it at CP2 and again Stephane Peterhansel has the fastest time. The title holder can enjoy a 3'19" lead on Mitsubishi team mate Luc Alphand. Jutta Kleinschmidt is currently third at over 7'.
Cars : De Villiers over 25' adrift
Overall leader before this stage, Giniel De Villiers has just made it to CP2 (km 355) and has lost 26'15" on Peterhansel, fastest so far.
Cars : Big time loss for Sainz
Carlos Sainz who was seen struggling in the sand dunes made it to CP2 with a 47'05" deficit. Nani Roma has lost some 44'.
Trucks : Chagin in trouble
At km 290 of the day's stage, overall truck leader Vladimir Chagin was seen stuck in the sand. His big Kamaz truck has been stopped for the last hour.
Press Release Amaury Sport Communication