With the fourth best time on the day’s special, Skyler Howes takes over form Joan Barreda at the top of the general standings. The former rival of title holder Ricky Brabec in the USA now possesses a lead of 33’’ over Argentinean Kevin Benavides and 1'28 over Frenchman Xavier De Soultrait.
He began the special in 29th position, but Toby Price soon soared into the wake of Kevin Benavides. Although the Argentinean held off Price for the first 262 kilometres, in the end he has had to make do with a nonetheless impressive second place, a little more than a minute behind the Australian, who has picked up his 13th stage victory in Ad-Dawasir.
Toby Price has finally managed to move ahead of Kevin Benavides after 292 km and is heading for a 13th stage victory. The Argentinean now trails his Australian rival by 45’’ on the final section of the special. Matthias Walkner still occupies third position, 2’ behind Price.
Several bikers have completed the special, including the two leaders on Monday, Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec. However, to gain a full picture, we will have to await the arrival of Kevin Benavides and Toby Price, who have been involved in a fierce battle since the start for the stage victory.