Stage 6 stopped for bikes, quads due to “deterioration of tracks”

11 Cornejo Florimo Jose Ignacio (chl), Monster Energy Honda Team 2022, Honda CRF 450 Rally, Moto, W2RC, Motul, action during the Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally 2022 around Riyadh, on January 6th 2022 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

The Dakar Rally organizers have announced that stage 6 of the event was neutralized for bikes and quads.

The riders in the bikes and the quads categories will not complete the full distance of the special stage at Dakar once again. It has been confirmed that the stage has to be stopped due to the “deterioration of the tracks” caused by cars and torrential rain.

“The bike and quad special has been halted at the first neutralization area after 101 km. The deterioration of the tracks due to the passage of the cars and trucks yesterday, combined with recent heavy rain means that the route is impassable. The classification for stage 6 will be established at the 101 km mark,” the statement reads.

There are no official results of the stage as of now. At the latest checkpoint at km 81, Daniel Sanders was the leader in the bikes class, while Aleksandr Maksimov was on top in quads.

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