4 de mayo

Tim Coronel, Tom Coronel y Maxxis durante la Etapa 10 del Rally Dakar 2020.

Eurol in Dakar: Giant dunes, tough day

In the second day of the marathon stage, all teams had to drive their car exactly as they had brought them to the camp last night. Especially for Fernando Alonso this was not easy, since he tumbled off the top of dune, which left him without a windshield. That way he could also experience the side-by-side feeling like that. Nevertheless, the Spanish world star managed to get an eighth place in today's very tough stage, which was quite an achievement considering he was the last to start the stage.

Nasser Al-Attiyah wins time

Nasser Al-Attiyah also did very well today in the huge dunes. He took another strong place, just 10 seconds splitting him from the winner. More importantly, he got back almost eight minutes on the leader in the intermediate standings after today. Who now has 10 minutes ahead for Nasser to make up tomorrow.

Bernhard climbs in general ranking

Bernhard ten Brinke and Tom Colsoul also had a good flow, today there was a great fourth stage result for the Dutch / Belgian combination. As a result, the "307" moved up a place in the general classification, just like yesterday, resulting now in a sixth place overall. Giniel de Villiers is in that Top 10 as well, sporting a 10-minute lead over team-mate Ten Brinke he’s in fifth place.

Stage 11 footage


Coronel without problems

Tom & Tim Coronel are increasingly getting used to daylight. Whereas in previous editions the twins were struggling in the desert for many hours at night, just to make it to the bivouac, today it was again a relatively simple day in The Beast.

Strong day for Kees & Jurgen

Kees Koolen and Jurgen van den Goorbergh also finished remarkably quick today, finishing ninth in the SSV daily classification at just 23 minutes off the winner. That also means that they have solved the problems with the drive shaft themselves, something they had taken the necessary time yesterday.

Battle between Riwald and Kamaz

In the trucks, it was Gert Huzink being the only one to be able to compete with the Russian armada. Part of the day the hybrid Renault drove right in between the four Kamaz’es, but later he had to forfeit some time. His team-mate Pascal de Baar also held up beautifully among the fast men, the second Riwald truck being tenth in the stage today as a participant in the Dakar Experience. Mammoet's truck had a harder time in nineteenth place today. Behind that, Ed Wigman's fast assistance is still a solid force that all other participants can always rely on, while they are still in the rally.

Unfortunately today the Dutch participant Edwin Straver crashed, after which he was transferred to hospital with serious injury. Eurol wishes Edwin and his family lots of strength.