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DAKAR 2021 STAGE 9 – VICTORY FOR BENAVIDES – BRABEC AND SUNDERLAND AWARDED TIME FOR AIDING STRICKEN PRICE

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DAKAR 2021 STAGE 9 - BRABEC SUNDERLAND AWARDED TIME FOR AIDING STRICKEN PRICE

Dakar 2021 stage 9 – Kevin Benavides (Honda) won on Tuesday in the Neom loop ahead of Ricky Brabec (Honda).

Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo has moved more than 10 minutes clear of the rest of Dakar’s Bikes field as his key rival, Toby Price, crashed out on Stage 9.

While 2020 champion Ricky Brabec and Price’s Red Bull KTM team-mate Sam Sunderland have been credited with time for stopping to assist the Australian, Cornejo’s overall advantage is still 11:24s.

The Chilean was 1:06s to the good ahead of the 465km special around Neom, and continued to be involved in a tight battle with Price until the two-time champion crashed 155km in.

Cornejo was officially in front at the Kilometre 157 waypoint but ultimately got beaten to stage honours by Monster Energy Honda team-mate Kevin Benavides by 1:34s.

Dakar 2021 stage 9 – General classification: Bikes 

PosRiderNatMakeTime/Gap
1Jose Ignacio Cornejo FlorimoCHIHonda36:51:00
2Kevin BenavidesARGHonda+0:11:24
3Sam SunderlandGBRKTM+0:14:34
4Ricky BrabecUSAHonda+0:17:26
5Joan Barreda BortESPHonda+0:29:00
6Daniel SandersAUSKTM+0:38:23
7Skyler HowesUSAKTM+0:40:25
8Lorenzo SantolinoESPSherco+0:42:08
9Adrien van BeverenFRAYamaha+1:02:48
10Pablo QuintanillaCHIHusqvarna+1:25:40

They are now first and second in the general classification, although the overall leader lost second spot on stage once another team-mate in Brabec was given back 22 minutes as compensation for his role assisting Price.

Similarly, Sunderland was handed 16 minutes which elevated him to fourth in the stage and third in the general classification, 14:34s off the top.

Brabec is now fourth overall, 17:26s behind, and Joan Barreda Bort fifth on yet another Monster Energy Honda.

Daniel Sanders’ consistent Dakar debut continues, the Australian officially taking ninth on the stage to sit sixth overall, 38:23s from the top.

Price was not the only big name to exit the race on Stage 9, with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Luciano Benavides crashing at 242km in.

The Argentine was in third place at the waypoint three kilometres prior but he too has been airlifted to hospital in Tabuk with an injured shoulder.

Australian Michael Burgess (BAS Dakar KTM) is currently showing 29th overall at the conclusion of the stage while compatriot Andrew Houlihan (Nomadas Adventure), who has been riding with a broken scaphoid for almost a week, is yet to reach the finish line back at Neom.

Stage 10 takes the field from Neom to AlUla, with a 342km special and total mileage of 583km along the way.

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