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News : Rally Dakar 2012, Robby Gordon won Stage 10

U.S. racer, Robby Gordon won Stage 9th Rally Dakar 2012. With a victory at this stage, Gordon managed to cut the difference in time with Stephane Peterhansel in the standings.

Gordon record a time of 4 hours 35 minutes 21 detik. Stage 9 with route Antofagasta-Iquique in Chile along the 556 km, Tuesday (10/01/2012).

Peterhansel took second place with a difference of 1 minute and 38 seconds of Gordon. Third position belonged to Nani Roma who record 4 hours 43 minutes 58 seconds.

In the general standings, Peterhansel is still leading with a record total of 24 hours 41 minutes 14 seconds. Gordon is stalking in second position 5 minutes 58 seconds adrift. Krzystof Holowczyc in third position with a difference of 16 minutes 49 seconds of Peterhansel.

Meanwhile, in bike category, Cyril Despres won ninth stage. He noted within 5 hours 4 minutes 33 seconds, 3 minutes 54 seconds ahead of Marc Coma.

This victory makes Derpres return to the top of the standings with a record total of 28 hours 30 minutes 17 seconds. Coma is in second place with a difference of 2 minutes 28 seconds. Helder Rodrigues third position is occupied by a margin of 59 minutes 19 seconds.

The tenth stage will be held on Wednesday (11/01/2012) local time by taking the route of Iquique to Arica in Chile.

Dakar Rally standings

1. Stephane Peterhansel
2. Robby Gordon
3. Krzystof Holowczyc

1. Cyril Despres
2. Marc Coma
3. Helger Rodrigues

1. Gerard de Rooy
2. Hans Stacey
3. Artur Ardavichus


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