It looks like that the Dakar winner and “Snag Racing” team driver Sergei Kariakin is coming back to the game. The Russian finished was the second in the 8th stage.
Sergei Kariakin is the 4th in the general stadings.
Meanwhile, after 307 km, Aron Domżała has lost almost 37’ to current stage leader Reinaldo Varela due to a mechanical problem. The Polish driver, who led the general standings by a little less than nine minutes ahead of Seth Quintero, will be the day’s big loser because Chaleco López is likely to regain the lead in the general standings!