Australian Rodney Faggotter is the last man standing for Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team. Dakar Overall leader and team mate to Faggotter, Adrien Van Beveren, crashed out of the rally less than 5kms from the finish of the 10th stage.
“What a day this has been. We knew the stage would include some really tricky navigation so from my side I just did the best I could to stay fast and avoid mistakes. These warm temperature might be more to my liking, but the tracks today were dusty and tough. I am happy that this stage is over and I managed to climb a few spots in the overall, but obviously we are all disappointed with Adrien being forced to abandon the race. He had a great run so far and I hope he is back racing with us soon. As for me, I am in good shape right now and I will do my best to take my Yamaha to the finish of this event in Cordóba.”
Rodney’s 13th place finish has allowed him to climb into the top-20 outright and has his eyes focused on a strong finish.