The second placed driver in the general standings lost approximately two minutes to Stéphane Peterhansel but the gap at the rally’s summit is still small: 6’11’’.
“It was not easy to open. We saw a lot of bikes coming and we got confused. At the beginning, we lost maybe eight or nine minutes. I’m happy to have got here finally. Stéphane did a very good job because he stayed behind me all the way. I’m quite happy to finish day five and tomorrow Stéphane will open and it will be easier for me. We’re taking it one day after another and we’ll see where we are. Next week will also be very difficult”.
By: Official Dakar website