Stage Nine of the Dakar Rally saw the first win of 2022 for South African racer Giniel De Villiers and his Toyota Gazoo Racing team. De Villiers teammate, Nasser Al-Attiyah continues to control a commanding overall lead with just a few stages in Rally left to go.
The bike class saw another lead change. KTM rider Matthias Walkner moves to the lead with Sam Sunderland following closely behind. Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo known as “Nacho” took the bike stage win.
Seth Quintero is about to make Dakar history attempting to gain the most stage wins. Quintero won stage nine as he continues his winning streak for the Red Bull Junior team. Austin Jones maintains his lead in the SSV Side-by-Side classification.
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