Monday videos: Dakar Rally 2016 (VIDEO)


Videos from Monday at the 2016 Dakar Rally on NBCSN are linked in this post.

Majestic landscape of Provincia de Salta highlights Stage 8 for bikes

(ABOVE) Wheelies and jumping was the name of the game for Juan Pedrero, who finished ninth in Stage 8 while a steady start turned into an explosive run home for Australian Toby Price, who won Stage 8 to take the overall lead.

Rest day gives way to spectacular scenery for cars in Provincia de Salta

It was a rude awakening for Dakar rookie and overall leader Sebastien Loeb, as navigational issues caused him to get lost and stuck. The worst happened, as he caught a hole in a river bed, went airborne and rolled.

Patronelli brothers dominating in quads at Dakar Rally 

Andrew Patronelli tried to control his lead and his little brother in Stage 8, but had no say in the matter after finishing second to younger brother, Marcos, who finished a mere two minutes ahead.

De Rooy continues trend of new overall leader after every stage in trucks 

Nobody has been able to hold the overall lead for consecutive days in trucks, and Dutchman Gerard de Rooy is happy to oblige with his second stage win of the 2016 Dakar Rally to claim the overall lead for the first time.

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Travis Pastrana leads flag-to-flag in Nitro Rallycross as the series returns to America

Pastrana Nitro Rallycross
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Travis Pastrana waited until the final trip around ERX Motor Park to take his Joker Lap – a longer way around the course that all drivers must do at least once in a race – and came out cleanly to win his first Nitro Rallycross race of 2022. With this win, Pastrana is the third driver to visit Victory Lane in the first three rounds of the 2022-23 season.

“This is the closest to a motocross track,” Pastrana told Katie Osborne on Peacock. “Thank you so much for a beautiful facility. It’s been a rough start to the season and I’m so thankful to be back out here. We had a good run in the side-by-side and now for this. This is much needed.”

Another thing needed was the sense of improvement. And Pastrana earned that affirmation each time he completed a lap around the course.

“I get my lap times read out and they said ‘fastest time of the week,’ ‘fastest time of the week’ (each time around) ” Pastrana said. “This is really special. We’re a long way behind in the championship, but welcome to America.”

In a pre-race press conference, Pastrana said that as Nitro Rallycross heads back to America, it was time for an American to win and he made good on his promise. Pastrana took the early lead over Robin Larsson and let the back of his Subaru hang out, taking risks he might not otherwise take if not for his need to win.

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Larsson’s second-place finish completed a perfect sweep of the podium in three rounds. In fact, he has not yet finished worse than second after winning the opening round at Lydden Hill in the United Kingdom and finishing second at Strangnas in Sweeden.

Fraser McConnel rounded out the podium for his best result of the season. He finished fourth in each of the first two rounds.

Last year, Pastrana finished second in this race to Scott Speed before narrowly edging his teammate for the championship.

Andreas Bakkerud crashed in prelims, but rebounded to finish just off the block in fourth. Bakkerud won the second round ahead of his teammate Larsson.

Oliver Bennett completed the top five.

Minneapolis is the first of three rounds scheduled in the United States. Next on the schedule is Glen Helen, Calif. on Octo 30 and then Phoenix at Wild Horse Pass on November 12th. Nitro Rallycross will then head to Saudi Arabia in December to continue their 2022-23 season.