The second leg of Dakar Rally 2010, which was one of the longest legs with 687 km between the provinces of Cordoba and La Rioja, was completed today. Tomorrow, the third leg will be held, covering a distance of 441 km between the provinces of La Rioja and Catamarca.
In quads, Alejandro Patronelli, with Yamaha, arrived third in the second leg ‘Cordoba-La Rioja’, which allowed him to climb to fourth position. The Czech Martin Plechaty also with Yamaha is in third place.
His brother Marcos, with Yamaha, who in the 1st. leg finished first, arrived in fifth place to La Rioja. The Spanish pilot Corominas also with Yamaha, leads the standings in quads.
In the second leg, the winner in quads was the French pilot Hubert Del Trieu.
In cars, the Argentine pilot Orlando Terranova with Mitsubishi overturned this morning within minutes of the start of the second leg of Rally but recovered and arrived tenth, which placed him eleventh in the overall positions.
Prince Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah with Volkswagen, is now the winner of the overall positions. In second place is the French pilot Guerlain Chicherit, with BMW and in third place is the Brazilian pilot Mauricio Neves with Volkswagen.
In bikes, the French pilot David Fretigne with Yamaha was the winner of the second leg while his compatriot David Casteu with Sherco arrived in second place and the Spanish pilot Marc Coma, with KTM, arrived third, but was penalized with 22 seconds which placed him fourteenth in the overall positions.