Hard crash for Joan Barreda, and victory for former MotoGP rider Petrucci

The Castellón Joan Barreda (Honda) s

The Castellón Barreda (Honda) suffered a fall in the fifth stage of the Dakar, held yesterday in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), which caused a shoulder injury and, according to the organization, this Friday, before the start of the sixth stage, will decide whether or not to continue in the race. If he says goodbye to the rally, it would be his sixth retirement in 12 starts. Joan Barreda fell between kilometers 265 and 270, although he was able to continue and finished 16:49 behind the winner, Italian Danilo Petrucci (Tech 3 KTM), a former MotoGP rider until two months ago. The Honda rider has scored two stage victories, leaving him with 29 just four short of equaling the record of 33 held by Frenchmen Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres.

In cars, Henk Lategan won and Al-Attiyah continues to lead. Carlos Sainz gave up an hour and a quarter when he had to change the shock absorber that Peterhansel lent him.