Dakar 2023: Stage 11 - Santolino 8th of the marathon stage

Dakar 2023: Stage 11 - Santolino 8th of the marathon stage

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STAGE 11: Shaybah – Empty Quarter / Marathon Stage

This was the first day of the marathon stage of this 2023 Dakar. This stage was undoubtedly the most anticipated and feared for all the competitors. The 274 kilometer special crossed an ocean of dunes, exceptional terrain like yesterday.
Our Sherco Factory Rally rider Lorenzo Santolino once again showed his qualities in difficult conditions by achieving the 8th best performance of the day. He is 11th in the provisional classification for the event.
“I had a good position at the start of the special with Howes and Price behind me. Howes caught me at kilometer 60 and I rode with him for about 20 kilometers. At the 150 km pitstop Price was about 40 seconds behind, he caught up with me at km 210 on a very fast section of alternating dune switchbacks with soft sand and holes. I enjoyed riding with the race leader. On arrival, we only had 30 minutes to check the bike”

Ranking for the day:
Lorenzo Santolino: P8, +5mn 43s

Cumulative ranking:
Lorenzo Santolino: P11, +59mn

Source Sherco Factory Racing Team

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