Day 4 saw the riders in the first part of a marathon stage, with no outside help available to repair the bikes at the end of the day’s racing.
It looked like everything was business as usual this morning at the start of Stage 3, and then it all blew to pieces very quickly.
The mayhem really got underway today, with most of the usual suspects leading the pace.
Today’s riding is just about determining tomorrow’s starting postition.
The 2019 Dakar Rally starts Sunday. Here’s how the race works.
From an epic two-continent race in Europe and Africa, the Dakar rally is now down to a 10-stage race in a single country.
Kevin Benavides put up a good fight on the last stage, but it wasn’t enough to take the overall win away from KTM.
Another factory rider is out of the top 10 thanks to a mechanical, and with one stage left, Toby Price proves he’s still a monster, but fails to close the gap to first.
A couple more Top 10 riders dropped out today, but Walkner is still the man in control of this race as it heads to the final stretch.
Malle Moto competitor shows what all the equipment in the bike’s navigation tower does. It’s a lot of gadgetry to keep straight!