Dakar 2017: Stephane Peterhansel leads the Car category after Stage 5

Heavy rains on Day 5 forced the organisers of the 2017 Dakar to cut short the competitive section by around half the distance. Competitors had to race only for 219km instead of the planned 438km. Stage 5 took them around 680km from Tupiza to Oruro, with one more day to go before a well-deserved rest day.

In the Car category, Sebastien Loeb had a close run winning the stage just 44 seconds ahead of Nani Roma. Stephane Peterhansel meanwhile, took 3rd place, 1m31s behind Loeb. This put him at the top in the overall standings, while Loeb...

Published Date: Jan 07, 2017 16:54 PM | Updated Date: Jan 07, 2017 16:54 PM

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