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Giniel de Villiers lead Toyota 1-2-3 finish on Dakar 9th stage

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Tue, 2022-01-11 13:49

WADI AD-DAWASIR, Saudi Arabia: Giniel de Villiers led a Toyota Gazoo Racing team 1-2-3 finish that included overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah on the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday.

Al-Attiyah gained back a minute on his nearest chaser, Sebastien Loeb, and extended his lead to 39 minutes with three stages to go in Saudi Arabia.

De Villiers, who has been runner-up five times since winning the 2009 Dakar, fell out of title contention on Sunday when an oil pump broke and he lost an hour. But he’s fifth overall and won a stage at a fifth straight Dakar.

Toyota's driver Giniel De Villiers and his co-driver Dennis Murphy compete during the Stage 9 of the Dakar 2022 around Wadi Ad Dawasir in Saudi Arabia, on January 11, 2022. (AFP)
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