How did the Argentines fare on Stage 5 of the Dakar?

Kevin and Luciano Benavides climbed two positions each on motorcycles. Between the cars, Lucio Álvarez returned to the podium of the general classification.

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Kevin and Luciano Benavides each rose two positions. The KTM man is eighth, while his brother is ten places further behind overall. Good Thursday for Matias Notti who achieves his best performance in the race and climbs three places in the general classification; Joaquín Deleljuh, as he fell nine places.

Argentine Matías Notti achieved his best stage result in this edition, slipping 98th

Among the Quads, Pablo Copetti lost the first place but Manuel Andujar climbed to the third step of the podium.

Between the cars, Lucio Álvarez returns to the podium and both Sebastián Halpern and Orly Terranova moved up one place due to the penalty against Giniel De Villiers.

David Zille and Pablo Macua continue their course in SSV, while Juan Manuel Silva does the same in trucks.


This is the summary of their performances this Thursday, January 6:

Motorcycles - Stage 5 (SS 346km):

8th: Kevin Benavides (KTM) - Gral: 8th (↑ 2)

10th: Luciano Benavides (Husqvarna) - Gral: 18th (↑ 2)

43rd: Diego Gamaliel Llanos (KTM) - Gral: 36th (↓ 2)

85 °: Diego Noras (Husqvarna) - Gral: 60 ° (↓ 2)

98nd: Matias Notti (KTM) - General: 116th (↑ 3)

104th: Joaquín Debeljuh (KTM) - Gral: 70th (↓ 9)

Quads - Stage 5 (SS 259km):

3rd: Pablo Copetti (Yamaha) - Gral: 2nd (↓ 1)

5th: Manuel Andujar (Yamaha) - Gral: 3rd (↑ 1)

7th: Francisco Moreno (Yamaha) - Gral: 6th (=)

9th: Carlos Verza (Yamaha) - Gral: 8th (↑ 1)

SVS - Stage 5 (SS 421km):

17nd: David Zille - Sebastián Cesana (Can Am) - Gral: 20nd (↑ 2)

39th: Pablo Macua - Mauro Lípez (Can Am) - Gral: -40 ° (↑ 1)

Cars - Stage 5 (SS 421km):

3rd: Lucio Álvarez - Armand Monleon (Toyota) - Gral: 3rd (↑ 2)

12th: Sebastián Halpern - Bernardo Graue (Mini) - Gral: 7th (↑ 1)

16th: Orly Terranova - David Olivera Carreras (BRX) - Gral: 8th (↑ 2)

46th: Juan Cruz Yacopini - Alejandro Yacopini (Toyota) - General: 24th (↓ 3)


Trucks - Stage 5 (SS 421km):

40 ° Juan Manuel Silva - Pau Navarro - Carlos Mel Banfi (Man) - General: - ° *


* they still did not appear classified in the general

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