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Three-time winner Al Atiya was left on his hind legs when he lost 12 minutes to the leader on Sunday’s opening stage, but Qatar’s driver lost only 5 minutes after returning 3 minutes in Stage 2. I narrowed it down to. Overwhelming victory in the 406km loop around Wadiad Dawasir.

Toyota Fellow Driver Genk Lategan, Overdrive Yasade Al-Radi, X-Raid Ministar Carlos Sainz take turns leading Stage 3, and Al-Atiya tops the fourth waypoint. Claimed the authority to rob.

Al-Athiyah, who set the fastest time at each of the remaining waypoints, ended the stage 2ms27 seconds away from Lategan as Peterhansel punctured early and then went down 4 minutes in 3rd place.

Century drivers Yasir Seedan and Khalid Alkasimi (Abu Dhabi Racing Peugeot) were ranked 4th and 5th respectively, both in the top 10 overall at the end of the day.

Nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb (Bahrain Raid Extreme) made his fifth Dakar appearance from a nightmare start, finishing sixth fastest and scoring the same place in the general class.

With two strong stage finishes in a row, the Frenchman sits in a little over a minute’s drift from overdrive fifth-place driver Yakub Pujigonski, but 45 minutes behind leader Peterhansel. ..

Former WRC teammate Carlos Sainz of Robe had a second and miserable day with two mini buggies. The Spanish driver lost more than 30 minutes after puncturing on a special out of the course 156 km away.

Sainz, who finished 19th in the provisional classification of the day, fell to 4th overall after top century driver Matthew Seradori, who finished 8th after Martin Prokop (Bengina Ford) on Tuesday.

The top 10 of the overall classification was completed by Lategan (7th), Seaidan (8th), Al Qassimi (9th) and Prokop (10th).

Elsewhere, Toyota running overdrive in Bernhard Tenblink was severely damaged after more than 10 kilometers from the penultimate waypoint. Ten Brink and co-driver Tom Corsul escaped the incident without injury and are waiting for a support team at the time of writing.

Ranking after stage 3 (top 10 only):

position

driver

car

Time lag

1

Stephane Peterhansel

mini

10 hours 39 minutes 02 seconds

2

Nacelle al-atiya

Toyota

5 minutes 09 seconds

3

Matthew Seradori

century

26 minutes 21 seconds

Four

Carlos Sainz

mini

33 minutes 34 seconds

Five

Jakub Przygonski

Toyota

44 minutes 22 seconds

6

Sebastien Loeb

BRX

45 minutes 49 seconds

7

Genk Lategan

Toyota

47 minutes 25 seconds

8

Yasir Seaidan

century

51 minutes 50 seconds

9

Khalid Alkasimi

Peugeot

52 minutes 08 seconds

Ten

Martin Procop

Ford

56 minutes 30 seconds

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