The Spanish Carlos Sainz (X-Raid Mini JCW), third ranked in the second stage of the Dakar Rally, explained that in the last 100 kilometers of this Monday’s special he had “an engine problem” that made him lose “a lot of power”.
In statements provided by Red Bull, Carlos Sainz He regretted the complications that he encountered during the tour. “In a couple of points we had to turn around and in one in particular we lost a lot of time,” he said.
Also, in the last 100 kilometers your Mini had “an engine problem”. “It lost a lot of power. I don’t know what it is. We have to look at it,” said the last winner of the Dakar Rally in the car category.
These mishaps made him give up the overall lead. Carlos Sainz is now 6:37 behind Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel, his teammate.