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Peterhansel's Dakar Rally ended on penultimate stage

2019-01-16 16:34
Stephane Peterhansel
Stephane Peterhansel (AP)

Pisco - Stephane Peterhansel, a 13-time Dakar Rally champion, quit the race early on Wednesday's penultimate stage in Peru when sitting fourth in the overall standings.

The 53-year-old Mini driver won two stages in this year's race, but had slipped well adrift of the overall pace set by Qatari Nasser al-Attiyah.

Race organisers said the Frenchman had to call it quits after only 26 kilometres of the 313km ninth stage around Pisco after a bad landing that injured co-driver David Castera's back.

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