The Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah from the Toyota team was consolidated as leader of the Dakar Rally 2019 by winning the fourth stage that ran between the Peruvian towns of Arequipa and Tacna.
He reached the finish line with a difference of 1 min and 52 seconds over the French Stéphane Peterhansel (Mini) and 8 minutes and 49 seconds before the Polish Jakub Przygonski (Mini).
This stage had 664 km to complete.
In the general standings, Al-Attiyah continues to lead, but increases his advantage to 8:55 minutes over Peterhansel, El Universal reported.
In the cars category, the fifth stage will be played between Tacna and Arequipa.
Classification of the 4th stage:
1. Nasser Al-Attiyah / Matthieu Baumel (QAT / FRA / Toyota) 3 h 38:49.
2. Stephane Peterhansel / David Castera (FRA / FRA / Mini) at 1:52.
3. Jakub Przygonski / Tom Colsoul (POL / BEL / Mini) 8:32.
4. Nani Roma / Alex Haro Bravo (ESP / ESP / Mini) 8:49.
5. Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena (FRA / MON / Peugeot) 12:23.
6. Yazeed Al Rajhi / Timo Göttschalk (KSA / GER / Mini) 18:11.
7. Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz (ESP / ESP / Mini) 24:44.
8. Cyril Despres / Jean Paul Cottret (FRA / FRA / Mini) 25:51.
9. Aron Domzala / Maciej Marton (POL / POL / Toyota) 45:41.
10. Martin Prokop / Jan Tomanek (CZE / CZE / Ford) 53:35.
General classification after the 4th stage:
1. Nasser Al-Attiyah / Matthieu Baumel (QAT / FRA / Toyota) 12 h 12:57.
2. Stephane Peterhansel / David Castera (FRA / FRA / Mini) at 8:55.
3. Nani Roma / Alex Haro Bravo (ESP / ESP / Mini) 20:51.
4. Jakub Przygonski / Tom Colsoul (POL / BEL / Mini) 22:17.
5. Yazeed Al Rajhi / Timo Göttschalk (KSA / GER / Mini) 24:59.
6. Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena (FRA / MON / Peugeot) 50:22.
7. Cyril Despres / Jean Paul Cottret (FRA / FRA / Mini) 50:31.
8. Aron Domzala / Maciej Marton (POL / POL / Toyota) 1 h 28:37.
9. Martin Prokop / Jan Tomanek (CZE / CZE / Ford) 1 h 47:51.
10. Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz (ESP / ESP / Mini) 4 h 40:38.
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