Thursday videos: 2016 Dakar Rally (VIDEO)

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Here’s the latest from NBCSN’s coverage of the 2016 Dakar Rally, following Thursday’s coverage:

Brian Baragwanath falls from grace in Stage 4 of quads

(ABOVE) Stage 3 winner Brian Baragwanath suffered a devastating blow losing 41 minutes in Stage 4 and finishing 16th while overall leader Ignacio Casale finished fifth and still leads by a full 11 minutes.

Kevin Benavides first Argentinian bike competitor to win Dakar stage

Joan Barreda won Stage 4 for the motorbikes in the 2016 Dakar Rally, but the victor was deducted points for speeding in a non-timed zone which opened the win to Argentina’s Kevin Benavides.

Trucks’ Gerard de Rooy earns 28th career stage win

Trucks had to end Stage 3 early due to mudslides, but with clear skies and no rain in sight it’s Gerard de Rooy who takes the Stage 4 win; his 28th career stage win.

Sebastien Loeb finishes third in Stage 4 following back-to-back wins

France’s Sebastien Loeb became the first rookie to win back-to-back stages since 1987, but took it easy and finished third in Stage 4 while his countryman Stephane Peterhansel finished in the top spot.

My Dakar: Behind-the-scenes of Stage 2

In the latest installment of “My Dakar” get an in-depth look at what Brian Baragwanath, Manuel Lucchese, Annie Seel go through during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally.

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Valtteri Bottas fastest in Friday F1 practices for Russian Grand Prix

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SOCHI, Russia — Valtteri Bottas paced both F1 practices Friday for the Russian Grand Prix on Friday as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was slowed by damaged tires in the first session.

Bottas turned a fast lap of 1 minute, 33.519 seconds in the second session that bettered Hamilton’s 1:33.786.

Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was more than a second behind Bottas in third at 1:34.577, followed by the McLaren Racing duo of Carlos Sainz Jr. (1:34.723) and Lando Norris (1:34.847).

In the first F1 session at Sochi, Valtteri Bottas set the pace with a time of 1 minute, 34.923 seconds, beating Ricciardo by half a second. Max Verstappen was third quickest in his Red Bull, a further 0.147 back.

Hamilton could only manage 19th fastest after locking up his tires and leaving them with a flat spot. Ferrari again struggled to find pace with Sebastian Vettel ninth and Charles Leclerc 11th.

HISTORY IN SIGHTLewis Hamilton aims to tie Michael Schumacher’s record

The first session was briefly red-flagged when Nicholas Latifi crashed his Williams. Carlos Sainz Jr. spun his McLaren backward into a barrier and broke off his rear wing.

Verstappen spun during the second session but avoided damage to his car.