Ricky Brabec controls the Dakar Rally on Stage 5. Brabec was on a mission to maintain his place at the head of the overall leader board. The American rider, finished fourth place on the day, keeping the day’s winner Toby Price within a three minute distance. Brabec holds top spot in the general rankings with a nearly 10-minute advantage over second place.
The trek covered some 353 kilometres against the clock – 100 less than yesterday – and took the competitors from Al Ula to the new bivouac situated in the northeast of the country. The dunes, which were present only in the distant landscape, are highly likely to be the main protagonists over the coming days.
Provisional results: Dakar Rally 2020, stage 5
1. Toby Price (KTM) 3:57:33
2. Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) 3:58:45 +1:12
3. Andrew Short (Husqvarna) 4:00:04 +2:31
Provisional standings: Dakar Rally 2020 (after stage 5)
1. Ricky Brabec (Honda) 19:07:19
2. Toby Price (KTM) 19:16:25 +9:06
3. Kevin Benavides (Honda) 19:18:51 +1:48:12