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Sunderland’s 2nd Victory in Dakar Rally

Sam Sunderland chased Ricky Brabec like a shadow.

Ricky Brabec  knows he has to push up and did it. And said
“Yeah, I needed a good stage, I needed to push up and get to the front. It wasn’t easy, I think I was riding too fast, you know, riding faster than I should have, but… No close calls today, actually no close calls the entire rally, so that’s a plus and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that until the end. I needed a good stage today to get me back on top, and tomorrow hopefully is a little bit easier navigation than today but, you can never be too sure until you’re actually out there and navigating. I’m looking forward to the next three days, I think me and Quintanilla are going to fight back and forth until the last kilometre.”

Adrien Van Beveren is in 4th palce today’s stage and 2nd in overall right behind Ricky Brabec with 7’ 47’’ gap.

Mattihas Walkner confused navigation notes and lost a bit time.  Now he is in 7th place overall.

Stage 7 Classification

General Classification after stage 7