World Rally Dakar: Walkner continued to pick up and is now overall-third

15:16  04 january  2022
15:16  04 january  2022 Source:   kurier.at

Rally Dakar 2022: The starters from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

 Rally Dakar 2022: The starters from Germany, Austria and Switzerland At the Rally Dakar 2022 in Saudi Arabia, some riders from Germany, Austria and Switzerland occur. The majority of the German-speaking representatives act as a privately, but there are also three names that can hopes for podium places. As in previous years, two German passengers have the best opportunities on top results in the automotive ranking. Timo Gottschalk is the 14th time and acts as a navigator of Poland Jakub Przygonski. With X-RAID you have top material available.

The residue of the Austrian on the British Leader Sam Sunderland is only one and a half minutes.

  Rallye Dakar: Walkner holte weiter auf und ist nun Gesamt-Dritter © Gepa Pictures / GEPA Pictures / Red Bull Content Pool / Marcelo Maragni

Matthias Walkner has made on Tuesday on the rain at 270 km, third leg of the Rally Dakar in Saudi Arabia in the overall standings further soaked ground. In the daily rating, only tenth of the Salzburger continued to catch up and is now third. The residue on the British Leader Sam Sunderland (gas gas) is only one and a half minutes.

Dandschnellster was the Portuguese pilot Joaquim Rodrigues, who for the first day win of the Indian brand Hero Korge. He had a minute lead on KTM-Pilot Toby Price, even ranked three a little surprisingly another teammate of Walkner, Mason Klein. Walkner pointed up in the starded stage 4:52 minutes on Rodrigues.

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tactical race

"I'm satisfied with the day. The stage was shortened by the rain of the last days. Some passages were no longer passable for the cars and trucks. There were still 270 extremely casual kilometers," Walkner summed up in a broadcast . The sand was wet and thus very handy and hard. "The pace was really high and the slopes enormously quickly. The guys who had opened the stage have navigated really well ahead. That's why the time intervals are very small and close together." On the last kilometers Walkner went dosed in terms of the marathon stage on Wednesday.

"The tomorrow's stage is the longest of this year's Dakar. With regard to the overall standings, a good tactical race belongs to it today, some drivers have traded with a view of tomorrow's launch," analyzed the cake, which is also a current world champion.

It is not quite satisfied with the motorcycle setup. "I'm still doing something around. After the rest day everything has to whistle, because then it goes to the muted", white Walkner. On Wednesday, the 400 km mark is exceeded for the first time when it comes from Al Qaisumah to Riyadh over 465 rating kilometers. Including the connection stage are also completed 707 km.

Walkner must return the Dakar guide .
After just one day at the top of the Rally Dakar, Austria's Motocross-Ass Matthias Walkner had to return the overall tour. © Imago Images Walkner The 35-year-old landed on the tenth section of Wadi Ad-Dawasir over 374 kilometers to Bisha merely on the 27th stage rank, lost on the day winner Toby Price 15:55 minutes.

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