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Carlos Sainz wins 12th stage and closes in on final victory

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-01-14

Former World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz moved closer to his 1st Dakar Rally victory, capturing the 12th stage of the race Thursday while Chile's Francisco Lopez won the motorcyle race at the same stage to secure 2nd spot in the overall rankings.

After keeping the lead the whole day, two-time world rally champion Carlos Sainz (VW) won on Thursday the Dakar Rally 12th stage. Volkswagen teammate and rival for the overall win Nasser Al-Attiyah (VW) secured the second spot at 58’.

Two days before the final stage, the Spaniard has taken a huge step towards the final victory. He is still at the top spot of overall rankings, ahead with more than five minutes.

“Chaleco” in good position to keep second spot until end of Dakar

In the motorbike race, Chilean rider Francisco Lopez Contardo (Aprilia) finished 40 seconds ahead of Yamaha motorcyclist David Fretigne. France’s overall leader Cyril Despres (KTM) is still an hour ahead of Lopez Contardo and is virtually assured of overall victory, with the race due to end in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

 

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Date created : 2010-01-14

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