Toby Price wins the fifth stage of the Dakar

The fifth stage for the main riders of the Dakar has come to an end, with Toby Price being the fastest this Thursday. The first three were shared by Danilo Petrucci and Ross Branch.

When they arrived in Riyadh, motorcyclists and quad riders had a different stage than what cars and trucks have today.

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For the very first time at the Dakar, the drivers and drivers are taking a completely different path today.
The special is 345km long for the motos and quads and 421km long for the cars and trucks.
🔀 For stage 6️⃣ tomorrow the routes will be reversed. # Dakar2022

– DAKAR RALLYE (@dakar) January 6, 2022

The two-wheelers had to cover a total of 560 km, with 214 km of connection and the remaining 346 km being completed on the chronometer.

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🚗🚚Road: 216km – SS: 421km
🏍🛠Road: 214km – SS: 346km

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– DAKAR RALLYE (@dakar) January 6, 2022

After the arrival of the 30 best riders from a roster of 140 motorcycles, Toby Price was the fastest of the day with a time of 3:19:32 minutes and a difference of 4:14 minutes on rookie Danilo Petrucci. The Italian already showed speed during this Dakar and today he demonstrated his rally skills again and has improved in the overall standings since the third waypoint. Ross Branch was the third fastest Yamaha rider, who was two seconds slower than the former MotoGP rider.

José Ignacio Cornejo and Ricky Brabec, both Honda drivers, closed their entry into the top 5 with the two drivers 4:19 and 5:46 respectively behind the fastest. Mason Klein – another rookie – Andrew Short, Kevin Benavides, Skyler Howes and Martin Micheck occupied the remaining positions with tenth place 11:21 minutes behind Price.

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