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Loeb won six stages "Dakar" In a row and set a record in the history of the rally


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Moscow, January 14 – France’s Sebastien Loeb, nine-time world champion in the classic rally, set a Dakar rally record in a Prodrive car, winning the sixth consecutive marathon stage in the off-road category.
On Saturday, Loeb won the penultimate, 13th stage of the Dakar 2023, which is being held in Saudi Arabia, bypassing the 154-kilometer special stage in two hours, 26 minutes and 17 seconds. Qatari leader Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota, +5min 28sec) was second, and Swede Matthias Ekstrom (Audi, +6.31) was third.
Previously, the Finnish driver Ari Vatanen held the record for three decades – as part of the Peugeot factory team, the four-time Dakar winner was able to win five stages in a row.

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In total, Loeb won seven private stages at Dakar 2023. The last time this was possible for Spaniard Carlos Sainz Sr. in 2011.
In the overall off-road standings, Loeb finished second, 1 hour, 21 minutes and 42 seconds behind Al-Attiyah. Brazil’s Lucas Morais finished third (+1:35.50). Denis Krutov, flying under the flag of Kyrgyzstan, with navigator Konstantin Zheltsov (Mini) is 27th in the general classification (+8:38.09).
In March, the FIA ​​banned competitions in Russia and Belarus due to the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine and allowed athletes of these countries to compete in international competitions only under a neutral flag, while riders must fulfill a number of requirements and obligations, including signing a declaration of commitment to peace principles. and political neutrality. For this reason, racing driver Sergey Karyakin and the KAMAZ-Master team refused to participate in the marathon.

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