News 17 Jan 2020

Quintanilla emerges victorious on penultimate Dakar stage

Price moves to third in the overall standing on day 11.

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Pablo Quintanilla has emerged victorious on the penultimate stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally, reducing Ricky Brabec’s (Monster Energy Honda team) lead to 13m56s.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider rode strongly on the 11th stage, edging out Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo Matthias Walkner and Luciano Benavides.

Jose Cornejo (Monster Energy Honda Team) was fourth followed by Australian and reigning champion Toby Price (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).

Brabec maintains his lead heading into the final day over Quintanilla, while Price is still in with a chance as he positioned in third. Walkner and Cornejo are fourth and fifth respectively.

Australian Rodney Faggotter (Yamaha Motor Australia) was 18th on day 11 for a ranking of 13th, as fellow Aussies Phillip Wilson (Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team), Ben Young (Duust Rally Team), Trevor Wilson (Husqvarna) and Matthew Tisdall (Bas Dakar KTM Racing Team) are now ranked in positions 53, 57, 76, and 96.

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