Loeb wins the second stage of the Dakar in cars, with'Nani' Roma second - The Province

Loeb wins the second stage of the Dakar in cars, with'Nani' Roma second - The Province

The French Sébastien Loeb won the second stage of the 2019 Dakar on Tuesday in cars, eight seconds ahead of the Spanish Joan 'Nani' Rome, who was in second position in a day in which he was able to recover the time he lost the first day.

Loeb added his eleventh stage victory in the Dakar to make the best time of the day, with a route between the Peruvian cities of Pisco and San Juan de Marcona of 511 kilometers, of which 342 was timed.

The overall classification is led by South African Giniel De Villiers (Toyota), who finished the stage in fourth place, one minute and 31 seconds behind Loeb, while Roma climbs to third place and stays at 42 seconds behind. head.

The Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Mini), current champion of the rally, finished 4 minutes and 40 seconds behind Loeb and in the general is 2 minutes and 28 seconds behind De Villiers.

Sainz was the second car to begin this Tuesday a stage in which the cars had to open a track, ahead of the motorcycles, with the consequent risk of disorientation and loss of time.

The Madrileño only had ahead to the catarí Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota), which had won the prologue stage of the rally and that ended Tuesday a minute behind Sainz and fell to eighth overall position.

Nor did the experienced pilot Stéphane Peterhansel (Mini), who ran aground on a dune and lost about 20 minutes to get the car out of that point.

In this stage the Argentine Orlando Terranova (Mini) had to leave the race suffer a stroke that caused severe back pain and that forced him to be evacuated by helicopter to a nearby hospital.

'Orly' Terranova had finished the first stage in the twelfth position and was looking to climb positions thanks to the tracks of the cars that came out in front of him.


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