Dakar : Leg 11 - First news
At around km 100 of the day's car special, overall leader Stephane Peterhansel and his Mitsubishi team mate Nani Roma have taken a wrong track and had to turn back to find the right way. It appears that Carlos Sainz (VW) who took off first is
on the right track. So is Luc Alphand (MIT).
Germany's Jutta Kleinschmidt (VW) was stopped at km 12 after breaking her car steering system. She was seen repairing.
In bikes, local hero Alain Duclos of Mali has clocked the fastest time at CP1 (km 163) with a 33" lead on overall leader Marc Coma. Third is Carlo De Gavardo at 7'03, followed by Viladoms at 8'19" and Ullevalseter at 9'10". Bad day for Cyril Despres who is 13'19" adrift losing 12'46" on Coma.
At km 180, David Casteu suffered a fall and has seriously damaged his handle bar. He is now back on his bike and riding but has lost a lot of time.
After clocking the fastest time at the first CP, Alain Duclos is again the fastest at CP2 (km 216). Coma is second at 1'05".
Press Release Amaury Sport Organisation