Aussie Toby Value’s dream of a second Dakar Rally win had been shattered at present when he misplaced 49 minutes within the Argentinian dunes ands river beds on stage 10.
Toby was misplaced with 5 different main riders, which completely modifications the complexion of the rally. He now shuffles down the rider to 19th place.
As in 2016 when he gained, Toby had been holding again to assault within the second week.
Now that his dream of a second victory has been shattered he has nothing to lose, so we will count on to see him assault for not less than a stage win or two for the remainder of this last week of the rally.
Watch this video of Toby and Purple Bull KTM teammate Antoine Meo of France who had been each misplaced at present.
Their teammate Matthias Walkner left later and averted the navigation issues of the lead riders to win the stage and leapfrog to the highest of the standings.
KTM is chasing its 17th consecutive win and, till this stage, appeared like being overwhelmed by Yamaha and Honda.
In the meantime, Queenslander Rodney Faggotter is now forward of Toby within the general rankings in 16th place.
That’s a superb effort from Rod who’s the “water provider” for the Yamalube official Yamaha rally workforce, so he has to continuously cease to assist his teammates.
His earlier greatest ending place was 14 within the 2013 rally. Mechanical issues prevented him ending in his two different Dakar entries in 2012 and 2017.
Sydney’s Scott Britnell can also be doing properly in his first Dakar, ending at present’s stage in 57th.
Click on right here to take a look at the riders’ half-way progress and the stage 1-6 movies.
Stage 7 video
Stage eight video
Stage 9 was cancelled and the stage 10 video just isn’t but accessible. Test again later for the abstract video.