X-raid Yamaha supported Team: Two X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype SxS in the Top 5

X-raid Yamaha supported Team: Two X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype SxS in the Top 5

01/14/2023

  • Casale finishes second, Porém fourth
  • Dakar 2023 ends tomorrow

For the two crews Ignacio Casale / Alvaro Leon and Ricardo Porém / Augusto Sanz, the Dakar 2023 could still go on. They have established themselves in the group of the top 5. On the penultimate stage to Al-Hofuf, Casale again secured second place. Porém finished the day in fourth place. Ahmed Alkuwari and Manuel Lucchese finished in 21st position.

Ignacio Casale: “100% dunes! It was great for us because I love dunes. I had a good feeling and we came through well and without any problems. The past few days have gone really well for us. The X-raid Yamaha Side-by-Side is really great. If we keep working on it over the year, we can be in contention for the win next Dakar.”

Ricardo Porém: “Today the stage was 100% sand and dunes. Not easy, but August and I did a good job. The first Dakar week was really to forget. The second week went great and we were able to place consistently in the top 5.”

Tomorrow’s 13th and penultimate stage features 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 are against the clock.

Dakar Rally 2023 – result SS13
1. M. Guthrie / K. Walch – Can-Am – 2h 41m 08s
2. I. Casale / A. Leon – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 2h 41m 58s
3. S. Quintero / D. Zenz – Can-Am – 2h 42m 05s
4. R. Porém / A. Sanz – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 2h 47m34s
5. C. Gutierrez / P. Moreno – Can-Am – 2h 47m 35s

21. A. Alkuwari / M. Lucchese – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 3h 15m 26s

36. J. Ferreira / F. Palmeiro – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 54h 26m 57s

Overall standings after SS13
1. A. Jones / G. Gugelmin – Can-Am – 50h 31m 59s
2. S. Quintero / D. Zenz – Can-Am – 51h 26m 29s
3. G. de Mevius / F. Cazalet – OT3 – 52h 05m 27s
4. C. Gutierrez / P. Moreno – Can-Am – 53h 34m 12s
5. F. Lopez / J. Latrach – Can-Am – 53h 34m 46s

10. I. Casale / A. Leon – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 57h 30m 21s

12. R. Porém / A. Sanz – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 61h 18m 30s

17. A. Alkuwari / M. Lucchese – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 67h 37m 54s

35. J. Ferreira / F. Palmeiro – X-raid YXZ1000R Turbo Prototype – 174h 28m 04s

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