Dakar 2006: Leg 14 - First News
Title holder Cyril Despres who was lost after CP1 has made it to the second check point (km 207) losing 43'38" on overall leader Marc Coma.
Alphand and De Villiers lost
30 kilometres after CP1, overall leader Luc Alphand (MIT), his
main rival Giniel De Villiers (VW) and Carlos Sainz (VW) have all taken a wrong track and have lost time due to a navigation mistake. On the other hand Nani Roma (MIT), fastest at CP1 and Bruno Saby (VW) have found the good way.
Frétigné wins special
Frenchman David Frétigné clinched his first special success of the rally. Riding alongside overall leader Marc Coma, they were the only favourites not to get lost on the way to CP2. The Yamaha biker crossed the finish line with a 33" lead on Coma. All the others are still expected at the end of the special.
De Villiers gains time on Alphand
Two cars have made it so far at CP2 (km 207): Giniel De Villiers (VW) and overall leader Luc Alphand (MIT). The South African has a 4'44" lead over the Frenchman. The two race leaders are driving together.
Press Release Amaury Sport Organisation