Stage 10 : El Mreiti - Tichit. Tuesday 9 January.
Temperatures of 40 degrees in the shade were recorded in El Mreiti. The stage is completed mostly without the use of roadbooks and off-piste. Motorcycles : in an amazing act of bravery, Britain's Ian Graham has decided to continue, despite suffering a dislocated shoulder on today's longest stage in the event.. Thierry Magnaldi, who was fourth before today's leg, retired when the engine on his KTM broke down. Davide Trolli scored his first stage victory.
Cars : In the cars, Ari Vatanen scored his fourth stage win, despite a roll which ended back on its wheels and suffering two punctures. Citroen's biggest threat seems to be the loss of so many of their service vehicles. One of the fast-assistance Kamaz trucks was badly damaged today and if it's not reparaible, Citroen will have just 4 of their original 11 trucks left in the event.
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