Sunderland. Photo: Getty Images

Dakar 2017: Peterhansel, Sunderland close on wins after Day 11

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Although Paulo Goncalves (bikes) and Sebastien Loeb (cars) took wins in the penultimate stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, San Juan to Rio Cuarto, it’s Sam Sunderland (bikes) and Stephane Peterhansel (cars) who are poised to take the overall victory in this year’s Dakar in those two classes.

Coverage from today’s stage will air on Saturday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. ET, with final stage coverage on Sunday, January 15 at midnight ET.

Quick recaps from today are below.

In cars, Loeb won once more, his fifth stage win of this year’s Dakar. But the Frenchman lies more than five minutes behind Peugeot teammate Peterhansel, with Peterhansel one day away from his 13th Dakar victory on Friday, January 13.

Loeb edged Peterhansel today by just 18 seconds, and trails Peterhansel by more than five minutes ahead of the final stage.

Bikes saw Goncalves back on top, with Sunderland (KTM) continuing his methodical run with his lead consolidated at more than 30 minutes overall over Matthias Walkner. Joan Barreda and Adrien Van Beveren were second and third today.

Sergey Karyakin won quads and trucks will be added in later.

STAGE MAP

STAGE RECAPS

Stage 10
Stage nine (cancelled due to weather) and (VIDEO)
Stage eight (VIDEOS)
Rest day VIDEOS
Stage seven
Stage six (cancelled due to weather)
Stage five (shortened due to weather)
Stage four and (VIDEOS)
Stage three and (VIDEOS)
Stage two and (VIDEOS)
Stage one and (VIDEOS)

Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

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Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.

“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”

Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.

“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”

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