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Dakar 2017, Stage 7: Sotnikov eats into De Rooy's advantage

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Dakar 2017, Stage 7: Sotnikov eats into De Rooy's advantage
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Jan 9, 2017, 9:13 PM

Dmitry Sotnikov secured his second Dakar stage in the first run of the event's second week and decreased Gerard De Rooy's lead to just two minutes.

#513 Team Kamaz Master: Dmitry Sotnikov, Ruslan Akhmadeev, Igor Leonov
#513 Team Kamaz Master: Dmitry Sotnikov, Ruslan Akhmadeev, Igor Leonov
#507 Team De Rooy, IVECO: Ton Van Genugten, Anton Van Limpt, Bernard Der Kinderen
#507 Team De Rooy, IVECO: Ton Van Genugten, Anton Van Limpt, Bernard Der Kinderen
#502 Team De Rooy Iveco: Federico Villagra, Adrian Yacopini, Ricardo Torlaschi

For the third time in a row, the stage was not completed in its entirety due to poor weather conditions and was instead shortened to a 141km version.

Sotnikov beat De Rooy by 4m25s at the finish while the former's Kamaz teammates Eduard Nikolaev and Ayrat Mardeev were both eight minutes off the pace.

Sotnikov passed Nikolaev for second place overall as a result but the latter is also just six minutes behind De Rooy.

Iveco duo Ton van Genugten and Federico Villagra both beat De Rooy for second and third in the stage.

That allowed Villagra to pass Renault's Pascal De Beer for fifth with Hans Stacey sitting in seventh.

Trucks standings after Stage 7:

Pos.DriverTruckTime/Gap
1

 Gerard De Rooy

Iveco

15h52m07s
2

 Dmitry Sotnikov

Kamaz +2m11s
3

 Eduard Nikolaev

Kamaz +5m57s
4

 Ayrat Mardeev

Kamaz +20m12s
5

 Federico Villagra

Iveco +33m43s
6

 Pascal De Baar

Renault Trucks +37m18s
7

 Hans Stacey

MAN +46m15s
8

 Anton Shibalov

Kamaz +46m37s
9

 Peter Versluis

MAN +56m40s
10

 Teruhito Sugawara

HINO +1h30m43s
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Series Dakar
Event Dakar
Sub-event Stage 7: La Paz - Uyuni
Author David Gruz