PARIS, January 11, 1997 - Top ten placings in today's 575- km 8th stage of the Dakar-Agades-Dakar rally: Cars Stage placings P. Driver Ctry Type of car Time ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Kenjrio Shinozuka JPN Mitsubishi 4:55:20 2. Jean-Pierre Fontenay FRA Mitsubishi + 1:21 3. Bruno Saby FRA Mitsubishi + 6:24 4. Hiroshi Masuoka JPN Mitsubishi + 19:14 5. Maurizio Traglio ITA Nissan + 41:39 6. Jutta Kleinschmidt GER Buggy + 42:06 7. Duarte Guedes POR Nissan + 47:56 8. Pornsawan Siriwatanakun THA Mitsubishi + 49:21 9. Salvador Servia ESP Nissan + 52:27 10. Jean-Pierre Strugo FRA Mitsubishi + 1:07:37 Overall standings: 1. Shinozuka 30:35:36 2. Fontenay + 1:42 3. Saby + 11:38 4. Masuoka + 2:08:39 5. Servia + 4:14:38 6. Strugo + 4:12:00 7. Kleinschmidt + 4:39:36 8. Traglio + 4:44:18 9. Strugo + 5:19:37 10. Siriwatanakun + 5:40:18 Motorcycles Stage placings P. Rider Ctry Type of bike Time ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Stephane Peterhansel FRA Yamaha 5:38:43 2. Jordi Arcarons ESP KTM + 2:36 3. Carlos Sotelo ESP Cagiva + 4:17 4. Thierry Magnaldi FRA KTM + 5:37 5. Oscar Gallardo ESP Cagiva + 5:57 6. Jimmy Lewis U.S. KTM + 12:31 7. David Castera FRA Yamaha + 23:09 8. Dirk von Zitzewitz AUT KTM + 24:48 9. Carlo De Gavardo CHI KTM + 28:41 10. Jurgen Mayer GER KTM + 28:48 Overall standings: 1. Peterhansel 38:01:46 2. Arcarons + 1:23:25 3. Gallardo + 2:11:14 4. Lewis + 2:28:17 5. Castera + 2:40:43 6. Von Zitzewitz + 3:22:32 7. Maletti + 4:15:23 8. Mayer + 5:01:52 9. Gil + 5:02:39 10. Schilcher + 5:41:32 -30-

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