Loeb: “We probably lost a little over a minute because of the navigation”


The French Sebastien Loeb (Bahrain) ensured that he lost more than a minute due to navigation, which made him lose in favor of Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Audi) in the first stage of the Dakar 2023.

“Overall it was a good special, with a lot of big rocks at the start, so we were careful not to puncture. In this section, we moved forward quite calmly and then we gradually increased the speed“, he told about the stage this Sunday.

“We probably lost a little over a minute due to navigationbut not much, so It’s been a pretty special one for us“added the nine-time world rally champion, who finished 23 seconds behind Sainz.

This Monday, in the third stage, he will start with the second, a handicap to achieve a good result. “It’s not a good position to attack, but we’ll do our best”he hinted after crossing the finish line.

Source: La Verdad


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