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Dakar 2022: Petrucci wins Stage 5 as Rodrigues troopers on after crash | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Printed On Jan 07, 2022 11:49:00 AM

Indian rider Harith Noah, who’s nursing a shoulder damage, is as much as 30th place total.

Stage 5 of the 2022 Dakar Rally required members to navigate rocky terrain and lengthy dune sections, however was reduce quick because of the medical plane being unavailable.

Representing India, Hero MotoSports’ two riders at the moment are within the total high 20, whereas Harith Noah additionally moved up a spot to 30th total, regardless of nursing an damage. The large shock of the stage was former MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci being declared the winner after KTM’s Toby Value was handed a penalty for dashing.

  • Lategan wins in automobiles class
  • Sam Sunderland, Nasser Al-Attiyah lead total order

Each Hero MotoSports riders in high 20

It was a troublesome day for Joaquim Rodrigues, who suffered two crashes and harm his again within the course of. However he soldiered on to not solely end the stage, but in addition got here 19th. This sees him climb to 20th within the total order.

Aaron Mare misplaced a while after making a small navigation error. However the South African rider says he felt much more comfy on the bike after some adjustments within the suspension settings. He completed the stage in 24th place, taking him to 17th place total.

Harith Noah 30th total

Noah took a tough hit to his shoulder within the earlier stage and he’s going to should nurse this damage until the top, with over half the rally nonetheless to go. However, the Indian rider says his “shoulder is doing higher” than he thought.

He approached Stage 5 extra cautiously and completed 28th, which has helped him slot into 30th place total.

Petrucci, Lategan win Stage 5

It was Toby Value who initially set the quickest time, 14 seconds forward of Petrucci. Nevertheless, the KTM rider was handed a six-minute penalty for dashing, dropping him to fifth place, and Petrucci inherited the win. The previous MotoGP rider has loved a quite sturdy begin to his rally-raid profession. Nevertheless, he’s out of rivalry for total victory following his Stage 2 retirement. He was allowed to rejoin the rally to struggle for particular person stage wins, however heavy penalties left him all the way in which down in 129th place total.

GasGas rider Sam Sunderland continues to be on the high of the leaderboard, with a 2 minutes 29 seconds lead on KTM rider Matthias Walkner.

Toyota’s Henk Lategan received within the automobiles class, regardless of having to drive with the door open over a lot of the stage. However it’s his teammate, Nasser Al-Attiyah, who continues main within the total order. The hole between him and his closest rival Sebastien Loeb is simply over 35 minutes.

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