Red Bull: Stage 6 cancelled

Cyril Despres © DR

Bad weather conditions continued to disrupt Dakar Rally 2017 on Saturday with Stage 6 cancelled.
The 786km route in Bolivia from Oruro to the capital La Paz, featuring a 527km long special, did not take place due to ‘extreme climatic conditions’.
Competitors will now essentially have had a two-day rest before the action resumes on Monday with the official rest day on Sunday still taking place.

A Dakar Rally 2017 statement said: “Considering the extreme climatic conditions and that some drivers are still on the stage course, considering that it is impossible to bring the vehicles of all participants back to the bivouac and prepare the next stage in the best conditions, considering that people of the organisation in charge of the reco of the stage course informed that the road is impracticable, the sixth stage ORURO-LA PAZ has been cancelled.