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9 Stages into the 2020 Dakar Rally

After 6 stages and a rest day at Riyadh, tragedy stroke on stage 7 by the death of Paulo Gonçalves. Stage 8 would be cancelled for motorcycles and quads in homage to Gonçalves. By the end of stage 9, 3 riders of the Monster Energy Honda Team are in the top 5, which is awesome! The battle in the Car category intensifies between Carlos Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah, 24 seconds separates them.

Stage 7 | Riyadh to Wadi Al Dawasir  | Liaison: 121 miles Stage: 339 miles
Stage 8 | Wadi Al Dawasir to Wadi Al Dawasir  | Liaison: 149 miles Stage: 296 miles
Stage 9 | Wadi Al Dawasir to Haradh | Liaison: 296 miles Stage: 256 miles

Below are the top 5 rankings after stage 9.  Click here to check out RDC’s daily threads for each stage with discussions, photos, videos and updates from RDC forum users that are in Saudi Arabia during the rally.

Car rankings after stage 9:

POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 305 BAHRAIN JCW X-RAID TEAM 35H 11′ 54”
2 300 TOYOTA GAZOO RACING 35H 12′ 18” + 00H 00′ 24” 00H 03′ 00”
3 302 BAHRAIN JCW X-RAID TEAM 35H 18′ 32” + 00H 06′ 38”
4 309 OVERDRIVE TOYOTA 35H 46′ 10” + 00H 34′ 16” 00H 02′ 00”
5 311 X-RAID MINI JCW TEAM 36H 01′ 35” + 00H 49′ 41”

Bike rankings after stage 9:

POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 9 MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 31H 59′ 29”
2 5 ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING 32H 20′ 22” + 00H 20′ 53”
3 1 RED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM 32H 26′ 12” + 00H 26′ 43” 00H 02′ 00”
4 12 MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 32H 27′ 45” + 00H 28′ 16”
5 17 MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 2020 32H 28′ 58” + 00H 29′ 29” 00H 01′ 00”

SSV rankings after stage 9:

POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 405 MONSTER ENERGY CAN-AM 43H 51′ 49”
2 400 SOUTH RACING CAN-AM 44H 15′ 26” + 00H 23′ 37”
3 411 SNAG RACING TEAM 44H 33′ 15” + 00H 41′ 26”
4 404 PH-SPORT 45H 08′ 17” + 01H 16′ 28”
5 410 HIBOR RAID 45H 09′ 42” + 01H 17′ 53”

Truck rankings after stage 9:

POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 511 KAMAZ – MASTER 38H 05′ 25”
2 516 KAMAZ – MASTER 38H 44′ 00” + 00H 38′ 35”
3 503 MAZ-SPORTAUTO 39H 14′ 01” + 01H 08′ 36”
4 502 INSTAFOREX LOPRAIS PRAGA 40H 19′ 34” + 02H 14′ 09”
5 501 KAMAZ – MASTER 40H 54′ 54” + 02H 49′ 29”

Quad rankings after stage 9:

POS. EXP. DRIVE-TEAM MARK-MODEL TIME VARIATION PENALITY
1 250 CASALE RACING 40H 52′ 23”
2 265 # JE PEUX 2020-BBR MERCIER RACING 41H 37′ 20” + 00H 44′ 57” 00H 04′ 00”
3 251 SONIK TEAM 42H 24′ 56” + 01H 32′ 33” 00H 04′ 00”
4 255 7240 TEAM 44H 44′ 12” + 03H 51′ 49” 00H 22′ 00”
5 257 ORLEN TEAM 45H 38′ 17” + 04H 45′ 54” 00H 40′ 00”