Sam Sunderland takes his second Dakar, KTM again to the highest after the Honda biennium. Pablo Quintanilla wins stage 12, occasions and information.
The Honda interval is interrupted (two victories in two editions), along with profitable a rider not from the American continent, as had been Brabec (USA) and Benavides (Argentina). The primary Briton to win the Dakar, that’s Sam Sunderland, takes the ultimate victory of this race: it’s the second private triumph after 2017 and the primary for the GasGas model. However on the saddle of a KTM, which thus “resumes the thread” interrupted in 2020 with the transfer to Saudi Arabia (the earlier winners). Ninth place is sufficient for him at the moment, with Pablo Quintanilla profitable a decent last stage however unable to undermine his rival. Here is how the grand finale went.
Path and protagonists
Twelfth stage with simply 164 km of particular scheduled, consisting primarily of dust street however with a share of sand (particulars). Defending champion Kevin Benavides is the forerunner after yesterday’s victory, adopted by chief Sam Sunderland and so forth by all of the others, underlining a Pablo Quintanilla particularly within the assault. The Chilean is the one Honda normal bearer who can nonetheless attempt to repeat the 2 earlier successes of the golden wing, even when the state of affairs is instantly tough … The Briton doesn’t lose an excessive amount of, thus sustaining a margin additionally on Matthias Walkner, whereas Adrien Van Beveren quickly seems with little likelihood.
The stage ends within the fingers of Honda, because it ends with three of its prime riders within the prime 5, with Toby Value second for KTM. However it’s the Austrian firm that celebrates with GasGas driver Sam Sunderland, ninth at the moment however in a position to win his second Dakar, the primary within the Arabian peninsula. Pablo Quintanilla wins the stage and takes the golden winger in second general place, third is Matthias Walkner of KTM Manufacturing unit, with Yamaha and Van Beveren subsequently off the rostrum of the Dakar 2022. Finest rookie is Mason Klein, a sure rider to be noticed for the subsequent one. version… On the end line Danilo Petrucci, in ache and at +15: 35, the opposite Italians are nonetheless on their approach.
The highest ten of the stage
1. Pablo Quintanilla (CHL) – Monster Power Honda Staff – 1:40:00
2. Toby Value (AUS) – Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Staff – +zero: 18
three. José Ignacio Cornejo (CHL) – Monster Power Honda Staff – +zero: 29
four. Joan Barreda (ESP) – Monster Power Honda Staff – +1: 13
5. Mason Klein (USA) – BAS World KTM Racing – +1: 23
6. Luciano Benavides (ARG) – Husqvarna Manufacturing unit Racing – +2: 38
7. Matthias Walkner (AUT) – Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing – +2: 57
eight. Sam Sunderland (GBR) – GasGas Manufacturing unit Racing – +three: 25
9. Lorenzo Santolino (ESP) – Sherco Manufacturing unit – +four: 18
10. Diego Gamaliel Llanos (ARG) – XRaids Experiencie Staff – +four: 35
The general prime ten
The provisional rankings
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