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    Good ride by Wiśniewski in the Dakar Rally. Przygoński fights the desert dunes

    Kamil Wiśniewski on a quad took sixth place in the second stage of the Dakar Rally, while Jakub Przygoński ranked in the middle of the second ten among drivers. Among motorcyclists, Maciej Giemza was 20th and Konrad Dąbrowski 46th.

    Kamil Wiśniewski keeps the pace in the Dakar Rally. He lost 12 minutes to Argentine winner Manuel Andujar on Monday and is fifth overall.

     

    Jakub Przygoński – driving a Mini – this time finished outside the top ten for the first time – 15th. He was nearly 21 minutes slower than Frenchman Sebastien Loeb, who was the best on the stage. Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota), second on Monday and winner of the two stages so far, maintained his lead in the rally. The Pole is ninth but is almost an hour behind the leader.

     

    After a setback on Sunday, Audi’s electric-powered cars performed well this time. Third place went to Spanish Carlos Sainz and fourth to FrenchStephane Peterhansel.

     

    The leader has changed among motorcyclists. Leading Australian Daniel Sanders suffered heavy losses on Monday and was replaced in first place by Briton Sam Sunderland (both GasGas). Spanish Juan Barreda Bort (Honda) was fastest in the stage. Giemza advanced to 37th place and Dąbrowski was 39th.

     

    On Monday, rally participants were to compete in the first part of the marathon stage from Hail to Al Artawiyah. Due to heavy rains in the region, it appeared that the site designated for camping was flooded. In this situation, the finish line was set in Al Quaysumah, where the Dakar caravan was to arrive on Tuesday. The stage was 788 km long, of which 338 km was a special section.

     

    Still on course are the lightweight UTVs in which Polish crews won both earlier stages, with Aron Domżała and Maciej Marton leading the overall classification.

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