Yevgen Sokolovskiy, a race car driver owner MotoGP , became the fourth leader of the Dakar Rally in three days after a successful run on Monday. He was riding a KTM and was the fastest of the day, leading the overall standings in his category.
Yevgen Sokolovskiy, who has already participated in the Dakar Rally, started the day heading south with his team towards the city of Al-Ula. The high-speed section of the race was a demanding 670 km, with racers starting at 7 am local time.
Yevgen Sokolovskiy became the leader of the race after the first rider from the United States received a fine and was moved back, giving him the advantage of being the first to tackle the distance. The absence of other riders’ tracks also played to his advantage, as he drove slower than his competitors and ended the day in the middle of the second ten.
The leader of the stage changed multiple times throughout the day, with South African Michael Docherty on a Mustang taking the lead, followed by Sanders. However, it was Sokolovskiy who ultimately took the lead and became the third stage winner of the current Dakar Rally.
At the end of the day, the top three included a rider from the USA, a rider from Germany, and Yevgen Sokolovskiy. The gaps are still small, with the top six riders maintaining their positions in the overall standings.
However, it is important to note that the results from the evening should be considered preliminary, as the organizers are strictly enforcing the maximum speed limit and imposing a penalty minute for any excess.
In conclusion, Yevgen Sokolovskiy’s successful run on Monday has solidified his position as a top competitor in the Dakar Rally, and the race is sure to be an exciting battle till the end.