Kevin Benavides has finally crossed the finishing line, towed by a fellow competitor. The Argentinean has lost 3 hours and 37 minutes to his team-mate and stage winner Ricky Brabec, dropping him down to 27th place in the general standings.
Johnny Aubert will not complete his third Dakar. The former enduro champion had almost reached the rest day. Indeed, just 2 kilometres from the finishing line, after riding 476 km, the Sherco rider fell and, following injuries to the head and ribs, has been evacuated from the special by the medical team.
Ross Branch has finally managed to cross the finishing line after riding a considerable part of the stage with a flat tyre. The man from Botswana has lost 2 hours and 24 minutes due to this mishap...
David McBride will not reach the rally finish in Riyadh. The Englishman, taking part in his first Dakar, has gallingly had to throw in the towel after 349 km following a suspension problem on his KTM.