Dakar 2015: Carlos Sainz says final goodbye to rally after an accident

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Carlos Sainz will not remember with special affection the Dakar 2015. True, it began a new challenge, with Peugeot, and a new fighting weapon for the toughest rally in the world, 2008 DKR. Nevertheless, Madrid 52 pilot no longer has problems from the third stage: Shock against a motorist who was going in the opposite direction, breaking the turbo just one day later, forcing him to retire permanently, the collision with a stone (Pictured support, rise by the pilot himself to his Twitter account) 20 km from the end of the fifth stage he was giving over several times.

Dakar 2015: fifth step

Both Sainz and co-driver Lucas Cruz They were unharmed the accident and thus are therefore unable to continue in the Dakar 2015. Neither had much luck Nani Roma (Mini) in special Thursday disputed between Copiapo and Antofagasta (458 km), since it had options take the stage and three punctures in a row They stopped him, finally ending eighth to 10:02 minutes behind the winner.

He 'Fesh-fesh' He did not stop the Russian pilot Vladimir Vasilyev (Mini), winner of the fifth stage the first of its winners of the Dakar-, with only 20 second margin with Saudi Yazeed Alrajhi (Toyota). Robby Gordon (Gordini) It was the third classified 1:25 minutes Vasilyev. Fourth place in Thursday's stage, Nasser Al-Attiyah (Mini) Extends distance in front of the general, now with 10:35 minutes margin with Giniel de Villiers (Toyota) Alrajhi and 20:29 minutes.

In the category of motorcycles, the Spanish Joan Barreda (Honda) and Marc Coma (KTM) They returned to be the major players of the fifth stage. If Wednesday was the winner Castellon, Coma He was the 'back' and He was the winner on arrival to Antofagasta. The two Spanish riders came together to the finish, so Coma 2:16 Barreda cut in the general, which continues to lead the standings with 10:33 minutes margin. Laia Sanz still in the Top 20 ranking in the 1h position 17: 12: 32 leader.