The four PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs in the Top 5!06/01/2016 - 23:58

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Dakar. 6 January: Jujuy

AUTO - DAKAR 2016 - PART 1

AUTO - DAKAR 2016 - PART 1

AUTO - DAKAR 2016 - PART 1

 

Stéphane Peterhansel: “The stage was quite quick with lots of straights that were flat out, and some fun technical sections as well. It was also a stage at high altitude, where we weren’t particularly competitive last year. On the whole we kept everything clean with no navigational mistakes, and with a mind towards tomorrow’s stage as welll when it came to looking after the car and the tyres. We’re ready now for the second part of the marathon stage but the gaps are small. Today resulted in a stage win for us, but this also means that we open the road tomorrow. Sebastien is in a good place. He will start from third on the road and he’ll have our tracks to follow. But you never know how things will go during the actual race. We’re going to be driving without any information about the splits. In any case, it’s certainly going to be interesting.”

Carlos Sainz: “I had a left-rear puncture at the start of the stage between WP1 and WP2. We lost three minutes, which we regained again by the end of the stage, without even pushing to the maximum. I’ve got just one spare wheel in the car now for tomorrow, so we need to be careful.”

Sebastien Loeb

Sébastien Loeb: “Today’s stage wasn’t as nice as yesterday’s. We had a problem with the sentinel, which went off a few times but with nobody behind us! We even stopped once to let the non-existent traffic come past… “

 

Cyril Despres: “I saw Carlos’s car at the start of the stage, which had stopped there with a puncture. So I realised that it was important to be careful, especially as we had a lot of dust when we came up behind some other competitors. We caught up Bernard Ten Brinke, who had started six minutes ahead of us. That’s a good sign of the pace we have.”

 

Provisional classification leg 4

  1. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA), PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, 3h42min42s
  2. Carlos Sainz (ESP)/Lucas Cruz (ESP), PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, + 0min11s
  3. Sébastien Loeb (FRA)/Daniel Elena (MC), PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, + 0min27s
  4. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)/Matthieu Baumel (FRA), Mini, + 4min57s
  5. Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera (FRA), PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, + 4min44s

 

Provisional overall classification after leg 4
1. Sébastien Loeb (FRA)/Daniel Elena (MC), PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, 9h44min51s
2. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA)/Jean-Paul Cottret (FRA), PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, +4min48s
3. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)/Matthieu Baumel (FRA), Mini, + 11min09s
4. Leeroy Poulter (ZAF)/ Robert Howie (ZAF), Toyota Hilux, +12min31s
5. Carlos Sainz (ESP)/Lucas Cruz (ESP), PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, + 13min04s
8. Cyril Despres (FRA)/David Castera (FRA), PEUGEOT 2008 DKR, + 16min04s

 

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