Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) drivers Sebastien Loeb and Nani Roma displayed their car’s speed in the open desert despite punctures and navigational difficulties during the third stage of the Dakar Rally 2021 yesterday, reports GDNOnline.
Stage three took BRX further into the Saudi Arabian desert, exploring the kingdom’s ‘empty quarter’. Leaving Wadi Ad Dawasir on a 630km loop, with 227km of road and 403km of special stage driving, Loeb and Roma faced vast expanses of open desert and rolling dunes.
Loeb, in the #305 Hunter, resumed his competitive driving for stage three, overcoming an early puncture to show the car’s pace in the open sections, and keep himself in the top three for most of the stage. Two late punctures cost time, leading him to finish sixth, completing the stage in 03:30:53, +13:14 off the leader. After three stages, Loeb sits in sixth overall, with +45:49 to make up on the rally leader.
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