Desafio Ruta 40, Stage 4 – Al-Attiyah calls the shots, Toyota in difficulty

The final victory of the Argentine rally-raid will be decided between Nasser Al-Attiyah and Yazeed Al-Rajhi.

Published on 07/06/2024 à 18:12

Medhi Casaurang

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Desafio Ruta 40, Stage 4 – Al-Attiyah calls the shots, Toyota in difficulty

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Desafio Ruta 40 classification, Stage 4:

General classification :

  • It is enough that the Desafio Ruta 40, fourth round of the World Championship of rally-raid (W2RC), enters the Argentinian desert so that the child of the desert stands out. Nasser Al-Attiyah (Prodrive) attacked between San Juan and La Rioja (Argentina) to close in the general classification.
  • The Qatari pilot, well navigated by his French co-pilot Édouard Boulanger, initially regained first place in the competition by 47 seconds to the detriment of Yazeed Al-Rajhi (Toyota Overdrive).
  • However, the Qatari then received a sanction at the bivouac for not having properly fitted his driver safety equipment. The sanction relegates the title holder to 13'' from Al Rajhi who retains the leadership. Tomorrow, Al Attiyah will have the uncomfortable position of opening the track in front of the Saudi, who will set off in pursuit of his first victory of the season after his 2nd place in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and his 5th place in the BP Ultimate Rally-Raid Portugal.
  • Lucas Moraes (Toyota Gazoo Racing), 3rd overall this morning, stopped at km 81 due to a mechanical problem and lost more than an hour. Sebastian Halpern (X-Raid Mini JCW) took the opportunity to take 3rd place of the day in Ultimate and moved up to 3rd overall. The Argentinian is almost 16' ahead of his pursuer Denis Krotov (Overdrive Racing) and should therefore get on the podium at home. a penalty of
  • On Friday, the last stage will take place over 218 km between La Rioja and Cordoba.

Medhi Casaurang

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