The French Guerlain Chicherit (GCK Motorsport)in cars, and in American Ricky Brabec (Monster Energy Honda)new first classified in motorcycles, will face this Thursday from the leadership of their respective categories the fifth and final stage of Morocco Rally.
The exam will end this Thursday at fifth stage, of 290 total kilometers between Tan Tan and Agador89 of them timed.
the saudi Yazeed Al-Rajhi (Overdrive Racing) won the stage this Wednesday, 346 kilometers (215 special) between El Ayoun and Tan Tan, with an advantage of 1:30 minutes over Chicherit and 2:30 over Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Gazoo Racing).
Chicherit continues to lead the general classification of cars, where he has an advantage of 9 minutes and 57 seconds over the second, the Argentine Orlando Terranova (Bahrain Raid Extreme) and 28:37 in the third, Al-Attiyah.
The French sebastien loeb there were mechanical problems on the stage, which will affect the classification of the W2RC World Championship, since the pilot of Bahrain Raid Xtremea nine-time world rally champion, was a point that was even clearer as Al-Attiyah went into this race.
The leader of the World Championship stopped at km 127 of the stage. After passing the 89 in fourth place, the Frenchman had to stop for almost an hour due to a mechanical failure.
Carlos Sainz remains the leader of the ‘Open Cars’ category, in which only three new ones compete, apart from the T1s. Audi RS Q e-tron Evo2. The man from Madrid won the fourth stage with a 6:24 minute advantage over the Swede Matthias Ekstrom and 8:11 in French Stephane Peterhansel.
In the general classification, the two-time world rally champion and three-time Dakar winner reached the final stage with 13:32 to the Swede and 34:00 to the Frenchman.
BRABEC, NEW LEADER IN MOTORCYCLES AFTER WINNING THE PENULTIMATE STAGE
on motorcycles, Ricky Brabeck he won the stage ahead of the British Sam Sunderland (GasGas Factory Racing) and the Argentine Kevin Benavides (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) to become the new leader of the general classification.
Brabeck wrested control of two wheels from the American Skyler Howes (Husqvarna Factory Racing)who this Wednesday finished fourth in 8:27 minutes.
This Thursday, in the final stage, Howes will start in fourth position, just 1:11 minutes behind the new leader. The battle for overall victory must be an American duel from Tan-Tan to Agadir.
sam sunderlandleader of the World Championship and winner of the Dakar in 2017 and this year 2022, started the stage from fifth place and is now third in the general classification, 6:49 minutes behind Brabec.
Toby Price (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) he fell at kilometer 85, but got back on the bike and finally decided to retire at 111.
The Australian was treated by race medical staff and evacuated by helicopter to a local hospital for further evaluation with suspected blunt force trauma to the head, according to the organisation.
Source: La Verdad