Carlos Sainz achieves his second stage victory in the Dakar 2022 and Nasser Al-Attiyah sentences the poker

Carlos Sainz has won his second stage in the Dakar 2022. The Madrid driver dominated the penultimate special of this edition from start to finish, in turn achieving Audi’s fourth stage win after those achieved by himself, Mattias Ekström and Stéphane Peterhansel. There are already 46 stage victories for Sainz on the Dakar.

Even if the great winner of this edition is Nasser Al-Attiyah, that if there is not a very drastic turnaround in the ride on Friday, he will get his fourth Dakar. The Qatari rider calmly temporized to keep Sébastien Loeb at bay, giving up about four minutes on the stage.

Loeb cuts Al-Attiyah four more minutes, but the Dakar ends on Friday

Terranova Dakar 2022

The eleventh stage of the Dakar 2022 has continued with the ignominious tone of the rest of the rally. Little interest and almost no startle. Carlos Sainz was the leader of the stage already in the second waypoint and has not released the position. It will be necessary to solve, yes, what happened in the first one, where no time has been set.

Loeb has given everything to put Al-Attiyah in troublebut it has been too late. The French Prodrive rider finished the stage in second position, the same as he will have in the general classification, cutting Al-Attiyah four more minutes. Lower than half an hour, but only the courtesy stage on Friday remains.

Lucio Alvarez Dakar 2022

In the fight for the podium there have not been great surprises either, since Yazeed Al-Rajhi has been dedicated to safeguarding his advantage giving up almost a quarter of an hour with Sainz at the finish line, but enough to make sure he was in the box tomorrow. The Saudi is going to be a prophet in his land with Overdrive’s Toyota 4×2.

Stéphane Peterhansel has dedicated himself to guarding Carlos Sainz’s back in the last section of the stage. They have passed through the finish line practically at the same time, which means that ‘Monsieur Dakar’ has left 5:54 more than his teammate. Tomorrow you can attack for one last stage victory.

Al Attiyah Dakar 2022

Of the great names of the general, the only one who has had serious problems is Henk Lategan, the young promise of Toyota that has been thrown with mechanical problems. Superb stage for the Argentine Lucio Álvarez, who has been hoping to take the victory until the last waypoints and stayed at 3:10.

Nani Roma for his part had a good performance, but not enough to achieve the long-awaited stage victory. Tomorrow he will have the last chance not to be the only Prodrive to leave a Dakar that has been a real nightmare for the Catalan. On Friday, 164 kilometers between Bisha and Jeddah to see off the Dakar.

Results Stage 11 Dakar Rally 2022

Dakar Rally general classification

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