Wednesday videos: Dakar Rally 2016 (VIDEO)


Here are videos from Wednesday’s coverage of the Dakar Rally, 2016:

Go behind the scenes of the 2016 Dakar Rally

(ABOVE) Every day, TV helicopters fly along competitors to bring the most spectacular shots of the Dakar into people’s homes. Three helicopters are in the sky with three-man crews for eight hours a day and this is their story.

Dunes, high temperatures, and drama await cars in Stage 9 in Belen 

With temperatures approaching 115 degrees, race organizers are forced to shorten Stage 9, where Erik Van Loon was the highest-finishing Mini in second and Carlos Sainz besting him by 10 seconds for the stage win.

Two-part Stage 9 for bikes  in Provincia de Catamarca cut short by heat

American Ricky Brabec thrives in sand and his outstanding performance in Stage 9 saw the 24-year-old storm to second in the stage before part two of the special was canceled due to concerns over unsafe conditions.

Trucks have repeat overall leader for first time at 2016 Dakar Rally

The overall lead in trucks changed hands after every stage during the 2016 Dakar Rally, but Gerard de Rooy decided to be greedy and won Stage 9 to hold onto the overall lead and increase it to almost half an hour.

Pablo Coppeti becomes seventh different stage winner in quads

Temperatures rocketed in excess of 110 degrees, and just like the bikes, the second part of Stage 9 was canceled for the quads as well, but not before Argentinian Pablo Coppeti became the seventh different stage winner.

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Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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