Rallying: Polish quad driver wins stage of Dakar

Polish quad driver Kamil Wiśniewski won the 10th stage of Dakar Rally, Rafał Sonik was third in the same category, while Jakub Przygoński was second amongst car drivers.

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Wiśniewski was 48 seconds faster than Czech driver Zdeněk Tůma, while Sonik was three-and-half minutes slower than his compatriot. Arkadiusz Lindner finished the stage with the tenth fastest time but was classified in the eighth place because the two drivers ahead of him are not included in the official ranking.

In the general standing of quad drivers, Sonik is third, Wiśniewski holds fifth place, while Arkadiusz Lindner sits in 15th position.

Jakub Przygoński with his German co-driver Timo Gottschalk were second in the car drivers category. The Polish-German team were second only to, Carlos Sainz with Lucas Cruz. Przygoński is out of contention for overall victory because of the major problems he experienced at the beginning of Dakar. He is 23rd in the general classification, a considerable distance behind the leader, Sainz.

Among SSV drivers, Aron Domżała and Maciej Marton took fifth in the stage. The other Polish driving crew in this category, Maciej Domżała and Rafał Marton finished in 21st place.

Maciej Giemza was 22nd among in the motorbike category, while Krzysztof Jarmuż finished in 56th place.

Wednesday’s stage was supposed to be 534km-long, but it was shortened due to strong winds. This was the first part of the two-day marathon phase when crews cannot use service support.

This year’s edition of legendary Dakar rally takes place on off-road routes in Saudi Arabia.