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Dakar Rally: Stefan Svetko results today (Wednesday)

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At this year’s edition of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, Slovakian national team member Stefan Svetko remains in the top ten in the general classification.

In Wednesday’s fourth stage on the road from Qaisumah to Riyadh of 707 kilometers, a distance of 465 kilometers was measured, he finally took eighth place with a loss of 13:03 minutes for the winning Spanish Joan Barred Port and 20:42 minutes for the British leader Sam Sunderland .

On Wednesday at the 2022 Dakar Rally, the riders completed the longest running special. More than 400 kilometers of measured sections await them two more times – on Friday and Monday, but the distance will be only 402 kilometers.

The 39-year-old did not start perfectly on Wednesday and moved up the standings at the end of the second decade, but in the second half of the fourth stage he was consistently in the Top 10. Juan Barreda Porte 4:37 minutes had a better time than Chilean second Pablo Quintanilla. Sam Sunderland consolidated his lead in the general standings, leading Austrian Matthias Walkner by exactly three minutes. Frenchman Adrien van Beveren slipped from second to third, trailing the British opponent by 4:54 minutes.

Svetko held 10th for a long time in the Stage 4 evaluation, but American Rick Brabec and originally third Italian Danilo Petrucci were penalized and fell in favor of the Slovak motorcyclist.

On Thursday, the program includes a total of 560 kilometers around Riyadh, of which 346 kilometers will be measured sections.

Russia’s Alexander Maximov had the best time in the ATV competition on Wednesday, with American Pablo Kopete remaining the interim leader. Among the cars, Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah won 25 seconds ahead of French driver Sebastien Loeb in the general standings in 38:05 minutes.

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Czech Miroslav Zabeltal with the Slovak navigator Mark Secor They are still on the right track. Rider Yazid Al-Rajhi’s best time was on Wednesday, but due to a two-minute penalty he lost fifth and is still third in the overall standings.

So far, only three trucks have reached the finish line, Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev won on Wednesday and his compatriot Dmitriy Sotnikov retained the leader’s position. Hungarian Zsolt Darászi is still on the right track, and the Slovakian is also part of his crew Ľubomír Palčo.

Results of the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally

Motorcycles:

1. Joanne Barreda Porte (R / Honda) 4:06:06 h

2. Pablo Quintanilla (Chile / Honda) +4: 37 min

3. Danilo Petrucci (Tal./KTM) +6: 53

4. Roy Goncalves (Portugal Factory / Sherco) +7: 59

5. Lorenzo Santolino (Sp. / Sherco Factory) +8:56

6. Luciano Benavides (Arg./Husqvarna) +9: 55

10. Štefan SVITKO (SR / Slovnaft Rallye Team) +13: 03

Overall standings after the fourth stage:

1. Sam Sunderland (F. Brit / Gas Gas) 15:30:01 h

2. Matthias Falkner (Rak./KTM) +3:00 min

3. Adrian van Beveren (Father / Yamaha) +4: 54

4. Santolino +10: 28

5. Quintanilla +18: 13

6. Perida Port +13: 12

9. Go +20: 42

Results of the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally

the cars:

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah (@Kat./Toyota) 3:54:40

2. Sebastien Loeb (Father / Bahrain Pioneer Extreme) +25s

3. Carlos Sainz (R / Audi) +52

Overall standings after the fourth stage:

1. Al-Attiyah 13:26.02

2. Lube +38: 05

3. Yazeed Al Rajhi (Saud. Arab./Toyota) +49:15