|Dakar 2010 BLOG: Iberian Champion "Kicks" - A clock called Sainz.|
Daily Blog-"Kicks" from the Iberian Rally Raid Champion Filipe Campos - Part 04: Carlos Sainz is proving to be a true "clock" in this Dakar, such is the constancy of rythm that has imposed and with the best results. Again without winning a stage, the Spanish of the VW increased the gap to teammate Al-Attiyah and now leads with more than a quarter of an hour in advance.
Given this, it begins to be designed a scenario that few would guess, at least in such an early step of the race, that is the fact of Carlos Sainz and VW begin managing the ongoing moves back to Buenos Aires. It is true that there are still many stages and many miles to go, but what is also certain is that the rival that can hurry the Spaniard is Stéphane Peterhansel, who won today's stage, but that is more than two hours behind ...
After the unlucky Wednesday and all the time lost with a broken driveshaft, Peterhansel has shown that what happened was just pure badluck and won today, starting from 14th position for this stage. Who is making "dream" race is the portuguese Carlos Sousa, who is now fourth overall and the best in the privateers, a position that he wouldn’t dream of even in its more optimistic ambitions.
Despite knowing that the Chicherit and Peterhansel are not far away, the truth is that the advantage is still on the Portuguese side.
In the motorcycle race, Helder Rodrigues is on similar level and keeps the third position, leading the national squad. Today, he was again third in the stage and has more than 20 minutes clear of Marc Coma.
2010/01/08 | 13:18 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Filipe Campos