Dakar Quads, Stage 12: Marcos Patronelli quickest, restores lead

Quad category leader Marcos Patronelli took his third stage win in Dakar 2016 and extended his advantage in the general classification.

Patronelli entered the day just eight seconds up on his brother Alejandro, but completed the 481km run four minutes faster.

He was, however, closely challenged for stage victory by Honda's Walter Nosiglia, with the Bolivian eventually missing out by online nine seconds.

Sergey Karyakin was less than a minute behind Marcos Patronelli and moved up to third overall, passing Brian Baragwanath, who endured a troubled run.

Yet Baragwanath still stayed ahead of Jeremias Gonzalez, despite the latter having headed the stage at midway point.

Saturday's 180km sprint will conclude the 2016 edition of the Dakar Rally - and is likely to see the win decided between Marcos and Alejandro Patronelli, and third place between Karyakin, Baragwanath and Gonzalez.

Standings after Stage 12

Pos.No.Rider

Bike

Time/Gap
1 252

Marcos Patronelli

Yamaha

56h24m46s
2 253

Alejandro Patronelli

Yamaha

4m23s
3 264

Sergey Karyakin

Yamaha

1h52m07s
4 274

Brian Baragwanath

Yamaha

1h57m30s
5 254  Jeremias Gonzalez

Yamaha

2h06m00s
6 257

 Nelson Sanabria

Yamaha

3h10m58s
7 256

Walter Nosiglia

Honda

4h29m04s
8 265

Alexis Hernandez

Yamaha

6h30m28s
9 267

 Sebastian Palma

Yamaha

8h10m48s
10 263

 Camelia Liparoti

Yamaha

10h37m47s
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Series Dakar
Event Dakar 2016
Sub-event Stage 12: San Juan - Villa Carlos Paz
Drivers Marcos Patronelli
Article type Stage report
Tags quad