Dakar - Quads: Casale closes gap on Patronelli

Chile's Ignacio Casale won stage five of the quad race in Peru to close the gap on overall Dakar Rally leader Marcos Patronelli.

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Dakar - Quads: Casale closes gap on Patronelli
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Chile's Ignacio Casale (AFP)

The young rider gained time on the Argentine race leader with a six-second victory on the route from Arica to Calama.

But Patronelli's dominance in the race so far means the gap between the pair is 1 hour 11 minutes, leaving Casale still with plenty of work to do if he is to worry the leader.

Sarel Van Biljon came in third on the day to close the gap on Rafal Sonik, who lies in third overall after the Pole could only manage seventh on the stage.

Stage six result

1. Casale (CHL/Yamaha) 04:15:21

2. Patronelli (ARG/Yamaha) 04:21:57

3. Van Biljon (ZAF/E-ATV) 04:25:51

4. Husseini (ARE/Honda) 04:35:46

5. Palma (CHL/CAN-AM) 04:38:14

6. Maffei (ARG/Yamaha) 04:38:36

7. Sonik (POL/Yamaha) 04:39:35

8. Flores Seminario (PER/Yamaha) 04:43:55

9. Clavigliasso (ARG/CAN-AM) 04:45:57

10. Bonietto (ARG/Honda) 04:48:04

Standings after six stages

1. Patronelli (ARG/Yamaha) 17:42:53

2. Casale (CHL/Yamaha) 18:54:49

3. Sonik (POL/Yamaha) 19:30:53

4. Van Biljon (ZAF/E-ATV) 19:45:07

5. Palma (CHL/CAN-AM) 20:15:53

6. Lasakwiec (POL/Yamaha) 20:18:08

7. Flores Seminario (PER/Yamaha) 20:25:08

8. Bonietto (ARG/Honda) 20:35:21

9. Maffei (ARG/Yamaha) 20:42:14

10. Clavigliasso (ARG/CAN-AM) 20:49:34

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