With each day, the French driver is confirming his capacity to join in the elite battle. He is now on the provisional podium of the Dakar, 26 minutes behind Stéphane Peterhansel.
“It was a complicated special and there were plenty of pitfalls to avoid. That was a day for my co-pilot Fabian, he did a crazily good job. We drove at a fast pace all day. We got stuck in the sand once and lost six minutes, but what’s six minutes when you can see that almost everyone else got lost behind us.
At the neutralised zone, we were in fourth. I think we’ve driven well today and our plan is progressing. The dunes were huge and broken up on the other side, so we gave ourselves a fright several times”.
By: Official Dakar website