X-raid Yamaha supported Team: Casale secures second place

X-raid Yamaha supported Team: Casale secures second place

01/13/2023

  • Ricardo Porém finishes sixth
  • Dakar 2023 enters the home straight

It almost became the third stage win for the X-raid Yahama supported Team. But after 185 kilometres, Ignacio Casale and Alvaro Leon were only 29 seconds off first place. They are still in tenth place in the overall standings. Porém and Augusto Sanz finished the day in sixth position.

Unfortunately, Camelia Liparoti and Xavier Blanco are still in the test at the moment. The two crews Joao Ferreia / Filipe Palmeiro and Annett Fischer / Annie Seel returned to the team via the road. Fischer had rolled over in the stage yesterday. The side-by-side was damaged in such a way that she could not compete today.

Ignacio Casale: “I found a good pace straight away and got through the stage without any problems. We paid attention because yesterday the mechanics couldn’t check the vehicle. The X-raid Side-by-Side is just great to drive. The second week has gone much better than the first so far. With a bit of luck, we’ll still finish ninth or eighth overall.”

Ricardo Porém: “We held back a bit in the soft dunes today. It was still a very good day for us. The vehicle is perfect. We got through the marathon stage without any problems.”

Tomorrow’s 13th and penultimate stage will feature the final dunes of the 2023 Dakar. All in all, it will be a long day for the crews: They have to cover a total of 675 kilometres, 154 of which against the clock.

Dakar Rally 2023 – result SS12
1. M. Guthrie / K. Walch – Can-Am – 2h 17m 11s
2. I. Casale / A. Leon – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 2h 17m 40s
3. G. de Mevius / F. Cazalet – OT3 – 2h 18m 03s
4. C. Gutierrez / P. Moreno – Can-Am – 2h 19m 29s
5. A. Jones / G. Gugelmin – Can-Am – 2h 20m 32s
6. R. Porém / A. Sanz – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 2h 21m 42s

28. A. Alkuwari / M. Lucchese – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 3h 09m 30s

tba. C. Liparoti / X. Blanco – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype

Overall standings after SS12
1. A. Jones / G. Gugelmin – Can-Am – 47h 39m 47s
2. S. Quintero / D. Zenz – Can-Am – 48h 44m 24s
3. G. de Mevius / F. Cazalet – OT3 – 49h 05m 37s
4. F. Lopez / J. Latrach – Can-Am – 50h 43m 55s
5. C. Gutierrez / P. Moreno – Can-Am – 50h 46m 37s

10. I. Casale / A. Leon – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 54h 48m 23s

13. R. Porém / A. Sanz – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 58h 30m 56s

18. A. Alkuwari / M. Lucchese – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 64h 22m 28s

tba. C. Liparoti / X. Blanco – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype

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