Sherco TVS riders Alain Duclos and Joan Pedrero had a good stage five in the Dakar Rally finishing inside the top 10 in the day's standings.
After a difficult fourth stage, Duclos bounced back on Thursday with a 10th place finish in stage five while maintained his top 10 slot in the overall standings.
The French rider by the first way point was up to 14th and gradually gained positions to 10th until the final point just behind teammate Joan Pedrero.
For the Spanish rider after a difficult few stages since the first one, it was a fruitful day ending ninth and 14th overall, gaining a spot from Wednesday.
Florent Vaysaade too had a better day on his RTR 450 finishing 23rd in the ranking stage but dropped positions to 33rd in the overall standings.
Honda's Paul Goncalves continued to lead the rally despite KTM's Toby Price winning the fifth stage.