Dakar 2017: Toyotas hit trouble on Day 3; Barreda takes bike lead

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In Wednesday’s third stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, San Miguel de Tucumán to San Salvado de Jujuy, one manufacturer was hit harder than most.

You can see Wednesday’s stage from the Dakar at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, on NBCSN.

Four different Toyota Hilux competitors encountered issues on the stage. Stage one winner Nasser Al-Attiyah (No. 301 Toyota Gazoo Racing SA) and teammate Giniel de Villiers (No. 302), along with Nani Roma (No. 305 Overdrive Toyota) and Erik Van Loon (No. 310 Van Loon Racing) all hit trouble. Al-Attiyah stopped with a technical problem, Roma got restarted after stopping while de Villiers and Van Loon did not. De Villiers lost 45 minutes and fell to 11th.

Dakar legend and defending winner Stephane Peterhansel benefited in his No. 300 Peugeot for his first stage rally win this year. He finished ahead of Peugeot teammates Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb.

Loeb, the stage two winner, now leads overall by 42 seconds over Sainz, and four minutes and 18 seconds over Peterhansel after three days.

On bikes, Joan Barreda took his No. 11 CRF 450 Rally for the Monster Energy Honda Team to a crushing stage three win, his first of this year’s Dakar.

Barreda won by 13 minutes and 29 seconds over Sam Sunderland (No. 14 KTM) and 16 minutes and 30 seconds over Pierre Renet (No. 31 Husqvarna).

The same two lead overall after three stages, with Honda’s Paulo Goncalves (No. 17) in third.

Gaston Gonzalez (No. 281 Yamaha) took the quads win, while Ignacio Casale (No. 251 Yamaha) leads the class overall over Gonzalez.

Trucks will be added later.

The stage three map is below.

Past day recaps are here:

Stage two
Stage one and (VIDEOS)

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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