Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz second in tough Ha’il loop


Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz (Audi RS Q e-tron) continue at a good pace in today’s fifth stage of the Dakar Rally, with a long special stage of 373 kilometers. The Spanish riders finished second in this day in which they did not have the slightest problem, although the physical wear was important due to the hardness of the tracks of the stage. With this second position, the Spanish drivers remain in fourth place overall, but very close to podium positions.

Carlos Sainz: “Today’s stage was similar to yesterday’s, with a bit more camel grass, very physical and very hard. In the end we finished second and had no punctures or problems of any kind. We move forward“.

Tomorrow’s stage
Ha’il > Al Duwadimi: Liaison > 409 km – Special > 467 km
On their way through the country, the competitors will tackle the longest stage of the Dakar, which also includes the special stage with the most kilometers. On the fast tracks of the first half of the route, the numbers on the odometer will increase rapidly on the large plateaus. The dose of dunes in the last third of the race will add variety and suspense to a day in which both the drivers and their vehicles will cover almost 2,500 kilometers of accumulated special stage.