Dakar SS7 X-Raid: Al-Attiyah 4th and 5th Hirvonen General

Mikko Hirvonen and Michel Perin, stage 7 © DR

– Al-Attiyah finishes third in the seventh stage, Hirvonen comes fifth
– Tomorrow the Rest Day in Salta, Argentina

Today’s seventh stage represents the end of the first week of the 2016 Dakar. On the way from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina, the drivers had to cover more than 800 kilometres, including a 481-kilometre special stage.

And Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) / Mathieu Baumel (FRA) succeeded in splitting the leading Peugeot trio. “It was a good day without any problems but we just haven’t got the pace it takes to match the Peugeots. I will try to defend my fourth position and then let’s see what we will be able to achieve in the second week.