Carlos Sainz is 374 kilometers away from winning his third Dakar Rally. The Madrid has finished the penultimate stage third and after losing eight minutes with Peterhansel, he will have ten margin to face the last day of this edition. This time it will not be a last stage, because the organization did not want inconsequential days in 2020. It will be a day to compete and maintain the advantage for the Matador, who will leave behind his rival and can keep him under control.
We must be careful with navigation, because missing a moment can be definitive in this Dakar in which every second counts. Sainz is very close to becoming the three-time champion of the toughest rally in the world and, incidentally, raising the longevity record of a winner until age 57, having already won it with 55.