The South African won the first stage of his career on the Dakar on Thursday.
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Henk Lategan won the 5th stage of the Dakar in cars, Thursday January 6, thus signing his first victory in the competition. A nice number for the South African (Toyota Gazoo Racing), who led for a good part of the race, despite a mechanical problem that forced him to drive with an open door. A nice revenge for Lategan, disturbed by a problem with the right rear wheel on Wednesday.
He was ahead of Sébastien Loeb at the finish for 1’58 “. Already relegated to second place on Wednesday, the French driver once again finished second. The podium was completed by Lucio Alvarez (Overdrive Toyota).
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Arrived at the head during the first stage, Loeb signs a new podium but remains blocked with only one victory. He is still in second place overall, very far behind Nasser al-Attiyah. The Qatari is 35’10 “ahead of the French Bahraini Raid Xtreme and is more assertive as a contender for the final victory.
With his third place on today’s stage, Lucio Alvarez found his place on the podium in the standings. He climbed in front of Mathieu Serradori, yet third in the last score. The Frenchman is finally at the foot of the podium, 14 seconds from Alvarez.