Saudi Al-Rajhi denies ‘Mr Dakar’ on marathon stage

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Sun, 2021-01-10 14:35

SAKAKA: Toyota’s Saudi driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi took the Dakar Rally marathon seventh stage honors on Sunday, the home hope denying Stephane Peterhansel, who nevertheless stretched his lead as he pursues his 14th title.
Mini driver Peterhansel was on target to cross the line first at the end of the arduous 453km timed special featuring sand mountains between Ha’il and Sakaka.
But Al-Rajhi had other ideas, and with the benefit of his experienced co-driver Dirk Von Zitzewitz, an 18-Dakar veteran, he took command around 100km out.

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