Meeke fastest light prototype on Stage 4
By Adam Hall
06 Jan 2021
TGR / McKlein
Meeke gets his reward
Kris Meeke's perseverance has been rewarded with a stage win on Dakar's 337 km test from Wadi Ad-Dawasir to Riyadh. He pipped T3 rival, Mitchell Guthrie, on the last split to go fastest in light prototypes by just six seconds.
DPPI / F. Gooden
A long way to go
Meeke said on Tuesday that he wouldn't give up after his buggy stopped once again during a stage. Today he was second in lightweights and top in T3. An added bonus will be an improved road position for Thursday's tough stage.
ASO / E. Vargiolu / DPPI
At the front of the Dakar field, it looked like Nasser Al-Attiyah would take a minute out of Stephane Peterhansel's overall lead but a stunning final sector from the Frenchman reduced Al-Attiyah's stage winning margin to 11 seconds.
ASO / A. Vincent / DPPI
The race is on
Thursday's 456 km stage will test the crews' nerves as they hit tough dunes and rocky sections. Punctures and mechanical mishaps on Stage 5 could flip the leaderboard on its head.
ASO / F. Le Floc'h / DPPI
Standings after Stage 4:
DPPI / E.Vargiolu
1. Peterhansel (Mini) 2. Al-Attiyah (Toyota) 3. Sainz (Mini) 4. Loeb (BRX) 4. Lategan (Toyota)
13H 15' 12" +04' 58" +36' 19" +48' 14" +48' 44"
T3 Light Prototype
1. Quintero 2. Gutierrez Herrero 3. Ekstrom 4. Pisson 5. Besson 18. Meeke
17H 02' 49" +44' 08" +56' 01" +1H 03' 45" +1H 28' 42" +23H 20' 01"
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