Al-Attiyah finishes eighth and holds the overall command. Al-Rajhi is regressing

Today Riyadh hosted the fifth stage of the Saudi Dakar Rally 2022, for the first time a circular and different stage, the competitors of the motorcycle and quad categories covered 214 km of distance and 346 km of prove special. Categories T3, T4 and trucks, competed in a race of 216 km and 395 km of prove timed specials.

In the car race, South African Toyota driver Henk Latigan took the lead in this round, in front of the French Sebastien Loeb, driver of the team BRX, who finished second, while Argentine Lucio Alvarez finished third in classification.

At the end of this round, Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah managed to keep the first place in overall standings, despite his eighth place, and Frenchman Sebastien Loeb remained in second, and Argentine Lucio Alvarez advanced to third, while Saudi Yazeed rejected Al-Rajhi in fourth.

In the T3 desert light vehicle category, American Seth Quintero managed to take first place, Swede Sebastian Ericsson finished second, and Chilean Francisco Lopez got his name in third place in classification.

Brazilian Rodrigo Lope de Oliveira won first place in the T4 light desert vehicle category, ahead of Polish Marek Gottshal, while Russian Sergei Kariakin finished third.

The bike category has seen stiff competition since the share of this round it went to the Italian cyclist Danilo Petrucci, while the Ruth Branch of Botswana finished in second place and the Chilean Jose Floremo in third place.

In the truck category, the team KAMAZ continued to excel, after its drivers took the top four places, with Russian Andrey Karginov taking first place, followed by his colleague Dmitry Sotnikov, Antoine Shepalov in third, and their colleague Eduard Nikolaev in fourth. .

Tomorrow, Friday 7 January, the via also the sixth stage of the Saudi Dakar Rally 2022, with a circular route in Riyadh, and the bikes will follow the path made today by auto for a distance of 216 km, of which 395 km of prove specials subject to timekeeping, and the opposite will also be for the category auto, which will cover the cycle path, today 214 km long, of which 346 km of prove special.

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