Eurol in Dakar: Van Kasteren and Coronel shine during tough third stage
Janus van Kasteren took a great sixth place during one of the toughest stages of this years Dakar Rally. The Dutchman finished right behind the fastest guys and gained a lot of confidence.
Van Kasteren is the only man left standing in the Mammoet Rallysport team after leader Martin van den Brink had to retire due to a mechanical failure. Van Kasteren succeeded in bringing home a good result on the third day and was very happy with the sixth place.
The same can be said of Tim and Tom Coronel. The Coronel brothers reached the finish without many problems and that was an excellent achieved on a very hard stage for man and machine. The brothers finished in 17th place and are on the brink of a 20th place in the overall standings.
Toyota GAZOO racing
Nasser Al-Attiyah bounced back after a hard second stage. The Qatari took a second with a minimal loss of time against the days winner, Stephane Peterhansel. Bernhard ten Brinke had a bit more trouble, but he fought his way to the finish and was classified seventh. Giniel de Villiers unfortunately lost loads of time because of an accident during the stage.
Riwald Dakar Team
Gert Huzink had another solid day during the third stage. The Riwald Dakar Team leader finished in 17th place while Ed Wigman was battling his way to a top 25 finish.