Dakar 2023: Stage 10 - Hélder Rodrigues on the podium of stage 10 of Dakar

Dakar 2023: Stage 10 - Hélder Rodrigues on the podium of stage 10 of Dakar

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Hélder Rodrigues was today the 3rd fastest among T3 in the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally 2023, which was held between Haradh and Shaybah. This is, for now, the best result of the Portuguese driver in his debut in the Dakar auto competition. With only 113 chronometers in a demanding course, mostly through fine sand dunes in the Saudi Arabian desert, Hélder Rodrigues, very well navigated by Gonçalo Reis, finally had the chance to express his performance in a day when the limitations to which he has been subjected didn't show up.

"I'm very satisfied. I made the podium and today I got my best result in this Dakar. It was a beautiful dune stage. I haven't done dunes like this for a long time. The last time was five years ago on motorcycles. It was a return to the sensations we experienced then. We have been trying to improve and we are clearly more competitive than last week. The first week was complicated. We had a problem in the car which showed a lack of power, but fortunately this is already solved and we will continue and try to do even better", said Helder Rodrigues at the end of another day of the Dakar Rally.

Tomorrow the 11th stage of the Dakar 2023 Rally will be disputed, between Shaybah and Empty Quarter, where the first part of the marathon stage will be accomplished, which means that at the end of the 273km selective sector the competitors will not be able to count on their assistance team to check their vehicles.

 

Automatic translation from the original Portuguese version available on www.todoterreno.pt
Source Helder Rodrigues official press release

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