1 . A three-way fight for outright honours in the bikes
Not only is it a battle of the top three, it’s a battle for manufacturer supremacy along with Husqvarna plus KTM within the mix. The final three stages will be worth watching.
2. Loeb eyes second general as he creates more Dakar history
Sebastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin storm through the Empty Quarter to their fourth Dakar phase win in a row and the fifth for this year’s event. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) Source: AFP / FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images
Sebastien Loeb has pulled off one associated with the most impressive comebacks in this year’s rally.
An downright win is highly unlikely now, but stranger things have happened.
3. Molly bounces back through deeply difficult Stage 10
Molly Taylor and Andrew Short en route to eighth on phase 11 with regard to South Racing Can-Am. Photo: Florent Gooden/DPPI/LiveMedia Credit: IPA/Sipa USA
With the chances of a top 10 finish in the T4 Modified Production SSV class today gone after Stage ten, Molly Taylor and Andrew Short are now making the most of what will be left in this year’s Dakar.
Coincidentally, this currently equals Molly’s debut effort 12 months earlier. Here’s hoping she can do a single better near the end of the rally,
4. Austin Jones takes lead in T3 as Yamaha lock out top three in the stage
But that’s at this point changing with the Dakar Rally. Partnering using the experienced X-Raid team from Germany, the Japanese manufacturer embarked on the five-buggy attack in the T3 Lightweight Prototype class, plus it’s starting to pay dividends, with the first 3 places of Stage eleven taken out simply by the Yamahas, led by Ricardo Porem and Agusto Sanz.
Ricardo Porem and Agusto Sanz claim stage 11 accolades in T3 for Yamaha. Photo: Florent Gooden/DPPI/LiveMedia Credit: IPA/Sipa USA
In the general category, they are usually currently 10th, 14th, 18th, 19th plus 20th.
The current overall leader will be American Austin tx Jones and Brazilian Gustavo Gugelmin regarding Red Bull Can-Am. The particular pair have inherited the particular lead through previous leaders Guillaume de Mevius plus Francois Cazalet, and have a 55-minute lead with three stages to go.
Red Bull Can-Am’s Austin Jones and Mr. gustavo stanley Gugelmin inherited the outright lead in T3 on stage 11. Credit score: IPA/Sipa UNITED STATES
5. Schey brothers keep powering along within Classic Dakar
The Victorians aboard their Nissan Terrano had another top 20 complete overnight, completing the eleventh stage inside 19th place. In the general classification, they have dropped only one location from when we last checked in on phase eight. They now sit 34th.
Peter and Christopher Schey are currently 34th in Traditional Dakar with three phases remaining. Picture: ASO/Photop
It’s been an impressive performance by the brothers, in what is essentially the bucket list item for them. We wish them all the best inside the final three levels.
Catch the Stage 11 highlights tonight from 5pm (AEDT) on SBS and any time via SBS On Demand.