Super Sam Sunderland has done it! The British biker has not only reacquainted himself with the podium for the first time in 2019 but has taken a superb victory. The KTM rider has skillfully managed to maintain a comfortable lead over the Husqvarna ridden by Pablo Quintanilla to taste success in style.
Kevin Benavides and his team-mate Ricky Brabec have just completed the day’s special. The Argentinean has in creased his lead over his American rival in the general standings to 7 minutes. With one stage left before the finish in Jeddah, Brabec can still dream of the title, but Benavides is nonetheless in a more favourable position.
It was likely to happen and now it has been confirmed: Joan Barreda has drawn his adventure to a close. The Spaniard, who had ground to a halt after running out of petrol, requested an examination by the medical team that has airlifted him to the bivouac.
By just one second, Daniel Sanders has gained the upper hand over Kevin Benavides after 404 km, but the two rivals are still more than 6’45’’ behind super Sam Sunderland. The gap between Ricky Brabec and Kevin Benavides is still 6’01’’.