Poland’s Przygoński 3rd in 3rd leg of Dakar Rally
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Polish driver Jakub Przygoński has taken third place in the third stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally, advancing to the fifth position in the general standings.
Polish driver Jakub Przygoński of Orlen X-Raid team competes in his Mini All4 Racing during the third stage of the Dakar Rally from San Juan de Marcona to Arequipa, Peru. Photo: EPA/ERNESTO ARIAS
France’s Stephane Peterhansel, a 13-time Dakar champion, on Wednesday claimed victory in the third leg of the race. The route, stretching from San Juan de Marcona to Arequipa, Peru, totals 798 km.
Peterhansel finished the challenge in three hours, 54 minutes and 31 seconds.
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah was second and came 3 minutes, 26 seconds behind the winner.
Przygoński, an FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup winner, reached the finishing line nearly 12 minutes after Peterhansel.
Another Polish contender, Aron Domżała, came eighth in Wednesday’s challenge.
The 41st Dakar Rally loop starting and finishing in Lima, Peru, is 5,000 km long. Over 500 racers are taking part in the ten-stage marathon, among them 11 Poles.