Stage 7: Laia, only woman. Pº51

laiadakar7The day of relative rest that the participants of the Dakar Rally experienced yesterday due to the cancellation of the timed special has been good for Laia Sanz. Her hand has thanked her and, now more recovered from the injury she suffered when she had a fall in the fourth stage, she has been able to ride with little discomfort.

Laia, the only woman who remains in the race in the motorcycle section, has crossed the finish line of the seventh stage in 48th place, which allows her to climb 6 positions to 51st place in the general classification. According to the Catalan pilot, the dreaded Copiapó – Copiapó loop “It hasn’t been as tough as expected.” “It was actually the first day where everything went well and I had fun. At the beginning you couldn’t race much because it was a track and there was a lot of dust, but from the refueling we reached the desert and I was able to overtake several riders without problems. I’m happy because the day went well and my hand is much better.”

With the women’s trophy in her pocket, Laia wants above all to reach the finish line and do it in the best possible position, but without making mistakes: “It’s about moving up the order little by little and not wanting to overrun. Starting a few places further forward we will be faster than today because we will have fewer people in front to slow down our pace. Marc and I are doing what we have to do and we will continue to do so.”

In the stage, Marc Guasch was 49th and now occupies 52nd place in the general classification. The Gas Gas rider is confident with the team after the first week of competition: “We’re working well and we have to continue in the same vein. Although the first few days have been very demanding, tomorrow we will be able to regain strength with the rest day to face the last week of competition well”

KH7 Team Information

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