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Dakar 2022: Hero MotoSports bag one other high 10 end in Stage 7 | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Printed On Jan 10, 2022 11:39:00 AM

Harith Noah scored his finest consequence to this point at 2022 Dakar, whereas Jose Ignacio Cornejo and Sebastien Loeb received the stage.

The 2022 Dakar Rally resumed after a well-earned relaxation day. However, because the rain washed away the tracks, Stage 7 put all of the rivals’ navigation expertise to the last word take a look at.

The Indian contingent continues marching via, with each Hero MotoSports riders sustaining a agency grip on the general high 20. Harith Noah additionally loved a powerful day, scoring his finest consequence to this point on this version.

  • Joaquim Rodrigues, Aaron Mare now 16th and 17th total
  • Harith Noah as much as 27th total
  • Adrien Van Beveren takes bikes lead

Rodrigues sixth for Hero MotoSports

Joaquim Rodrigues, who received Stage 3 final week, aced the difficult navigation to complete the stage in sixth place. The remaining day additionally gave him some essential time to recuperate from earlier crashes the place he had injured his again.

Nevertheless, the Portuguese rider admits that there’s “nonetheless an extended option to go” with 5 phases remaining. He’s spent many of the rally making up for the time he misplaced within the opening stage and his newest consequence pushes him to 16th total.

Aaron Mare was caught up with a pack of riders and spent a majority of the stage attempting to remain forward of them. He crossed the road in 22nd place, slotting him into 17th within the total classification.

Harith Noah finishes 23rd

TVS-backed rider Harith Noah misplaced a while as he missed a waypoint and needed to return to catch it. However, he put up a powerful present to complete the stage in 23rd place. This strikes him as much as 27th place total.

Talking after the stage, the Indian rider mentioned he’s “feeling significantly better on the bike and the shoulder can be holding up,” referring to the damage he suffered after a heavy crash earlier within the rally.

Cornejo, Loeb win Stage 7

Honda rider Jose Ignacio Cornejo received Stage 7 as a number of of the main riders struggled. GasGas’ Daniel Sanders crashed out through the liaison part, leaving his teammate and longtime chief Sam Sunderland with the powerful activity of opening the stage. Because of this, Sunderland misplaced a major period of time and dropped to fourth total, albeit simply over 5 minutes off new chief Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha).

Driving for the Bahrain Raid Xtreme crew, Sebastien Loeb took a commanding stage win to retake second place within the total order. Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah continues main by a powerful margin of over 44 minutes.

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