Leading positions in Paris-Dakar after Stage 9 (1995-01-10)

Leading positions in the Paris-Dakar rally after the ninth leg over 221.7 miles from Chinguetti to Tidjikja, Mauritania. Cars 1 P Lartigue Citroen 38:58:02 2 B Saby Mitsubishi ...

Leading positions in the Paris-Dakar rally after the ninth leg over 221.7 miles from Chinguetti to Tidjikja, Mauritania.

Cars

1 P Lartigue Citroen                            38:58:02 
2 B Saby Mitsubishi                               +21:25 
3 K Shinozuka Mitsubishi                     +2:36:57 
4 J-P Fontenay Mitsubishi                     +2:54:29 
5 T Salonen Citroen                             +7:10:25  

Motorcycles

1 J Arcarons Cagiva                             44:58:08 
2 S Peterhansel Yamaha                        +10:03 
3 T Magnaldi Yamaha                               +10:29 
4 E Orioli Cagiva                              +28:40 
5 O Gallardo Cagiva                             +1:29:10    

Brief commentary:

The fastest competitor on this, the ninth stage of the Rally, was Jean- Pierre Fontenay who finished 3 minutes 34 seconds ahead of Ari Vatanen. Vatanen is some 40 hours behind now after losing all chance of winning due to radiator problems on the eighth stage. He, nevertheless, is still competing with the purpose of winning a few stages of the Rally.

Pierre Lartigue, the favourite now to win, was 5th on this stage, driving conservatively, followed by Sabi in the Mitsubishi. Peter

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Series Dakar
Drivers Ari Vatanen
Teams Citroën World Rally Team