300 out of a total of 334 started, the vehicle started on the first part of the marathonetappe: 123 bikes, 23 quads, 89 cars of 29, side by sides, and 36 trucks.
It was again a day of two halves for the Belgian Overdrive Racing. For Nasser Al-Attiyah was again no problem. The Qatarees took from the second waypoint the leadership of Peterhansel and maintained that until the finish. Only he was not really there in order to completely distance themselves from the Frenchman, who in the state will follow at 8:55. Less good was the Dutchman Bernhard ten Brinke (Toyota Overdrive Racing). After 63 km, he stopped due to technical problems. Team-mate Giniel de Villiers (Toyota Overdrive Racing) stopped at the Dutchman, after an hour further to drive. In the meantime, is Ten Brinke again to the drive, but he lost more than two and a half hours. A good classification will not this year.
Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul reason the third time and slide into the on position to the fourth position. The cars, trucks and side by sides camp out tonight in Tacna. Because this is a marathonetappe is, only the riders to their vehicle to tinker and there is no assistance from the outside allowed.Colsoul: “We are not the fastest but made no errors,”
“It goes really, really well. We are not the fastest, but we will be no errors, so we at the top can continue to participate”, said Colsoul. “Our MINI's certainly not the fastest car but this Dakar, we have up to now not 200 metres to be driven much. That ensures that we stand where we stand now,” said a happy Tom Colsoul. “Occasionally you also need a portion of luck. In every ride there are two situations where in terms of navigation, everything comes together. Actually, this Dakar to be an extension of the world cup last year, we managed to win. A tight tempo keep focus while navigating and not take risks. That approach pays off. Let us say that everything goes according to plan.”
“Today we got, again, a very varied and wonderful ride for me). Sometimes own and I am in Africa,” said Tom Colsoul. “We only have four rides. Since yesterday, the level of difficulty and the pace went up and then you see a lot of riders to drop out. Mostly by the risks, or by unforeseen circumstances. We drive here very much offroad. You can't expect the organization a road book where every pit in. That simply cannot be. The material here is hard to endure but it also depends what you want from the material desire.”