Stage 4 of the 2019 Dakar Rally concludes with more excitement. Being the marathon stage, riders and drivers had to not only race the time but also take care of their vehicles. Post Stage 4, the leaderboards have seen yet another shuffle and the battle for the top spots get intense.
The Cars category saw Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah take the stage win and also lead the overall classification. Finishing the stage in second was Stephane Peterhansel, who stands second in the overall results as well. Jakub Przygonski finished stage 4 in the third place but stands in the fourth position overall.
Sergei Kariakin took the stage victory in the Side-by-side class, followed by Rodrigo Javier in second and Gerard Farres in third. Sergei Kariakin leads the category in the overall standings followed by Gerard Farres and Rodrigo Javier in third.
Andrey Karignov took the stage victory in the Kamaz, followed by Martin Macik and Airat Mardeev in third although, in the overall rankings, Kamaz takes the first three positions with Eduard Nikolaev in first, Andrey Karignov in second, and Dmitry Sotnikov in third. Nicolas Cavigliasso won Stage 4 and also leads the classification in the Quads class.
The battle is intense in the Motorcycle classification as KTM is clawing its way up the ladder. Stage 4 saw Ricky Brabec take the win on his Honda, followed by the Red Bull KTM Factory riders Matthias Walkner and Australian Toby Price. The overall leader at the moment is Brabec, followed by Quintanilla and former Dakar winner Toby Price.
Bangalore-based CS Santosh, riding for the Hero Motosports team finished the stage in 51st position and stands in the 44th place overall. Oriol Mena stands in the 12th position while J-Rod (Joaquim Rodrigues) is in the 31st position overall.
Sherco TVS rider Aravind KP has one goal in mind and that is to complete the race. The Indian rider is in the 64th position, while TVS has Lorenzo in the 13th place in the Moto classification.
Stage 4 Results
|Stage 4 Results||First||Second||Third|
|Cars||NASSER AL-ATTIYAH||STEPHANE PETERHANSEL||JAKUB PRZYGONSKI|
|Side-by-sides||SERGEI KARIAKIN||RODRIGO JAVIER||GERARD FARRES|
|Trucks||ANDREY KARGINOV||MARTIN MACIK||AIRAT MARDEEV|
|Quads||NICOLAS CAVIGLIASSO||JEREMIAS GONZALEZ||ALEXANDRE GIROUD|
|Motorcycles||RICKY BRABEC||MATTHIAS WALKNER||TOBY PRICE|
|Cars||NASSER AL-ATTIYAH||STEPHANE PETERHANSEL||NANI ROMA|
|Side-by-sides||SERGEI KARIAKIN||GERARD FARRES||RODRIGO JAVIER|
|Trucks||EDUARD NIKOLAEV||ANDREY KARGINOV||DMITRY SOTNIKOV|
|Quads||NICOLAS CAVIGLIASSO||JEREMIAS GONZALEZ||GUSTAVO GALLEGO|
|Motorcycles||RICKY BRABEC||PABLO QUINTANILLA||TOBY PRICE|