The 2019 Dakar Rally faced on Wednesday the longest stage of its first week, where the pilots have to complete a distance of 798 kilometers between the Peruvian cities of San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa.
“The pilots will once again face the dune chains of the Peruvian desert”, El Comercio informed, and Sébastien Loeb from France crowned himself as the winner of this stage in the cars category.
“Loeb stood out with a score of 3:26.53 hours, time that catapulted him to the first position of the 544-kilometer race, earning him his Dakar title number 11”, Telesur reported.
Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru and here the dunes will not be seen anymore, but the pilots will encounter a more rocky ground that will force them to pay attention to their wheels.
Once they arrived at this city, the competitors prepared the vehicles as well as possible for the next stage, which arrives at Moquegua.
You can enjoy the third stage bikes and quads summary here:
And if you enjoy cars more, then you need to see what took place today!
And the trucks, filled with adrenaline the sand dunes on the way to Arequipa: