Dakar Rally 2017 results after SS4

January 5, 2017 – Peugeot’s Cyril Despres took the Dakar Rally lead today as he claimed victory in the fourth special stage while his team-mates Sebastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz ran into trouble.

The five-time Dakar bike winner moved from fifth to first place overall as Carlos Sainz rolled and Sebastien Loeb lost precious time. Despres now leads ahead of team-mate Stephane Peterhansel and X-Raid Mini’s Mikko Hirvonen.

Loeb dropped to fourth place overall and Sainz to 12th overall. Mohamed Abu Issa is currently the best-placed Arab driver in 10th place, while Khalid Al Qassimi holds 17th place overall.

KSA’s Yazeed Al Rajhi retired from the event after feeling unwell.

Pos. Name Mark Time Variation Penalty
1 307 DESPRES (FRA) PEUGEOT 11:33:16
2 300 PETERHANSEL (FRA) PEUGEOT 11:37:24 00:04:08
3 303 HIRVONEN (FIN) MINI 11:38:20 00:05:04
4 309 LOEB (FRA) PEUGEOT 11:40:04 00:06:48
5 305 ROMA (ESP) TOYOTA 11:43:46 00:10:30
6 316 PRZYGONSKI (POL) MINI 12:09:51 00:36:35
7 302 DE VILLIERS (ZAF) TOYOTA 12:17:15 00:43:59
8 308 TERRANOVA (ARG) MINI 12:21:53 00:48:37
9 314 GARAFULIC (CHL) MINI 12:54:36 01:21:20
10 322 ABU-ISSA (QAT) MINI 13:09:06 01:35:50

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