Dakar Trucks, Stage 9: IVECO duo De Rooy and Van Genugten dominate

Dakar 2016 truck category leader Gerard de Rooy claimed his second consecutive stage victory in Tuesday's run, extending his advantage to more than 20 minutes.

The Dutchman managed to gain a lot of ground on his main rivals despite the stage having been shortened due to extreme heat.

From the get-go, de Rooy confidently led the way throughout the whole day - and beat everyone in the field, apart from teammate Ton van Genugten, by more than 16 minutes.

Van Genugten, meanwhile, only four minutes slower, which allowed him to climb up to fifth in the overall classification.

Andrey Karginov ended up best of the rest in the stage, closely followed by local driver Federico Villagra - while de Rooy's nearest rival Eduard Nikolaev was fifth, dropping almost 20 minutes.

Several usual frontrunners had an even worse time of it - including Ayrat Mardeev and Peter Versluis, who were 29 and 37 minutes off respectively, whereas erstwhile leader Hans Stacey lost over an hour.

Standings after Stage 9

Pos.No.Driver

Truck

Time/Gap
1 501

 Gerard de Rooy

 Moises Torrallardona

 Darek Rodewald

IVECO

28h30m426s
2 502

Eduard Nikolaev

Evgeny Yakovlev

Vladimir Rybakov

Kamaz

27m12s
3 514

Federico Villagra

Jorge Perez Companc

Andres Memi

IVECO

41m24s
4 510

Peter Versluis

Marcel Pronk

Artur Klein

MAN

44m00s
5 516

Ton van Genugten

Anton van Limpt

Peter van Eerd

IVECO

45m02s
6 500

Ayrat Mardeev

Aydar Belyaev

Dmitriy Svistunov

Kamaz

51m49s
7 506

Hans Stacey

Serge Bruynkens

Jan van der Vaet

MAN

1h24m08s
8 504

Andrey Karginov

Andrey Mokeev

Igor Leonov

Kamaz

1h41m31s
9 533

 Jaroslav Valtr

 Josef Kalina

 Jiri Stross

Tatra

2h38m42s
10 529

Pascal de Baar

Martin Roesink

Wouter de Graaf

Renault

2h40m05s

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Series Dakar
Event Dakar 2016
Sub-event Stage 9: Belen - Belen
Drivers Gerard de Rooy
Article type Stage report
Tags truck