Qatari Toyota Gazoo driver Nasser Al-Attiyah set the fastest time on stage six today, with South African Toyota driver Henk Latigan in third, 8 minutes and 52 seconds back.
Al-Attiyah took advantage of a difficult day for his competitors after French Audi driver Stéphane Peterhansel and his Spanish colleague Carlos Sainz pulled over after they had two separate accidents on the 212th km special stage. A medical worker went to Buraydah Hospital to conduct further examinations and check his condition, while Saudi Overdrive driver Yazid Al-Raji stopped at km 216 due to a mechanical problem, causing the Saudi to lose valuable time in the race for the overall lead. standings.
At the end of the day, Al-Attiyah strengthened his lead in the overall standings, extending the gap to 1 hour 6 minutes from Henk Lategan, who moved up to second place, with Brazilian overdrive rider Lucas Moraes rounding out the top three in the overall standings. overall, one hour and 13 minutes behind leader Al-Attiyah.
In the ATV category, Argentinian Team 7240 rider Manuel Andujar managed to endure after a fierce competition with French Yamaha Racing SXM Drag On rider Alexandre Giroud to cross the finish line first and snatch victory in the sixth stage, recording 4 hours 8 minutes 25 seconds , 4 minutes 17 seconds behind the Giro, and Argentina’s Drag On Rally team driver Francesco Moreno finished in first three places, 7 minutes 26 seconds apart.
The French Giro maintained his lead in the overall category, 43 minutes ahead of Argentina’s Francesco Moreno, while American Del Amo Motor Sports by Motul driver Pablo Copetti moved up to third overall, an hour and 23 minutes behind the leader.