Dakar standings after Day 4

PARIS, January 7, 1997 - Top 10 placings in today's 658-km fourth stage of the Dakar-Agades-Dakar rally from Nara to Timbuk- too: Cars Stage placings 1. Bruno Saby FRA Mitsubishi ...

PARIS, January 7, 1997 - Top 10 placings in today's 658-km fourth stage of the Dakar-Agades-Dakar rally from Nara to Timbuk- too: Cars Stage placings 1. Bruno Saby FRA Mitsubishi 5:23:00 2. Jean-Pierre Fontenay FRA Mitsubishi + 2:58 3. Kenjiro Shinozuka JPN Mitsubishi + 5:34 4. Jean-Louis Schlesser FRA Buggy + 15:55 5. Hiroshi Masuoka JPN Mitsubishi + 24:08 6. Jutta Kleinschmidt FRA Buggy + 27:29 7. Salvador Servia ESP Nissan + 31:30 8. Thierry de Lavergne FRA Nissan + 35:42 9. Jean-Pierre Strugo FRA Mitsubishi + 44:14 10. Maurizio Traglio ITA Nissan + 52:22 Overall standings: 1. Saby 20:13:51 2. Shinozuka + 1:01 3. Fontenay + 2:37 4. Schlesser + 14:03 5. Masuoka + 51:00 6. De Lavergne + 1:26:29 7. Servia + 1:48:42 8. Strugo + 2:20:44 9. Traglio + 2:28:11 10. Kleinschmidt + 3:07:41 Motorcycles Stage placings 1. Stephane Peterhansel FRA Yamaha 5:28:55 2. Jordi Arcarons ESP KTM + 23:04 3. Oscar Gallardo ESP Cagiva + 30:20 4. Dirk von Zitzewitz AUT KTM + 30:29 5. Guido Maletti ITA Kawasaki + 43:57 6. David Castera FRA Yamaha + 46:24 7. Jimmy Lewis U.S. KTM + 47:09 8. Gerard Jimmink N'lnds KTM + 51:14 9. Andre de Azevedo BRA KTM + 54:41 10. Eric Bernard FRA KTM + 1:01:42 Overall standings: 1. Peterhansel 20:27:56 2. Arcarons + 1:04:25 3. Gallardo + 1:57:22 4. Lewis + 2:01:36 5. Jimmink + 2:02:07 6. Castera + 2:03:04 7. Von Zitzewitz + 2:20:61 8. Sotelo + 2:32:26 9. Maletti + 2:46:55 10. Steuri + 2:58:24 -30-

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