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Stéphane Peterhansel and Paulo Fiúza win Dakar’s fourth stage in cars

Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel (Mini), with Portuguese Paulo Fiúza, won today the fourth of 12 stages of the off-road Dakar Rally and climbed to third place in the competition overall.

The Luso-French duo spent 04: 04.34 hours to complete the 453 kilometers of the special that linked Neom to Al-Ula, with a total of 672 kilometers, leaving second-placed Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota) at 2.26 minutes.

The leader of the race, the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Mini), finished in third position, 07.18 minutes from the Mini driver.

Sainz is now 3.03 minutes ahead of Al-Attiyah, who is second despite a three-minute penalty and 11.42 minutes against Stéphane Peterhansel.

On Thursday, the fifth stage of the 42nd edition of the race will take place, with a link between Al-Ula and Ha’il, with 564 kilometers in length, 353 of them to the chronometer.

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