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Dakar Rally – stage eight report

Sunderland tightens his grip

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Submitted by Visordown News on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:30

Joan Barreda

STAGE eight of the 2017 Dakar rally was a monster - 822km from Uyuni to Salta. Sam Sunderland put in another strong performance as he increased his overall lead with a third place behind Red Bull KTM Factory teammate Matthias Walkner amid tough conditions caused by the previous days’ rain.

Monster Energy Honda rider Joan Barreda took the spoils with his second victory of this year’s race. However, even though he’s found some speed, it looks like Sam Sunderland’s lead of over an hour is unassailable.


Stage eight results:

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1 BARREDA Joan 11 SPA Monster Energy Honda Team 4:28'21
2 WALKNER Matthias 14 AUT Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team +3'51
3 SUNDERLAND Sam 16 GBR Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team +3'54
4 METGE Michael 15 FRA Monster Energy Honda Team +4'25
5 PEDRERO Joan 12 SPA Sherco TVS Rally Factory +6'00
6 GONCALVES Paulo 17 POR Monster Energy Honda Team +07'06
7 QUINTANILLA Pablo 3 CHI Husqvarna Factory Rally Team +7'07
8 RENET Pierre-Alexandre 31 FRA Husqvarna Factory Rally Team +9'26
9 DE SOULTRAIT Xavier 23 FRA Viltais Racing Team HFP +9'31
10 FARRES Gerard 8 SPA Himoinsa Team +9'42


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