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Sonora Run - Sunday June 9, 2024

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Sainz Gets Dakar Day 3 Head Start; Peterhansel Recaptures Lead

Carlos Sainz, driving the Qatar Red Bull buggy, won his protest over GPS malfunction yesterday and race officials to restored the time he lost searching for a faulty electronic waypoint. The change put Sainz in first at the start of Day 3  ahead of MINI X-raid pilot Stéphane Peterhansel who snatched back the overall lead within hours of losing it to Sainz to lead the Dakar car division at the end of Day 3 by more than six minutes.  Two other MINI X-raid vehicles finished Day 3 in the top ten, however, Krzysztof Holowczyc apparently launched his off of a dune and crashed sustaining minor injuries to his ribs and back. His co-driver Felipe Palmeiro was unhurt, but their effort at Dakar 2013 is now complete.  Only three of the four MINI X-raid team vehicles remain in the rally according to Motorsport.com.