Carlos Sainz and Volkswagen continued their domination of the 2009 Dakar with another stage win today, taking six of the ten stages so far. Sainz came under pressure from NASCAR star, Robbie Gordon, who finished just 21 seconds behind the Spaniard. Gordon remains in 5th, but has closed up on Joan Roma in the Mitsubishi Lancer.
However, the day ended on a very sad note after Spanish rider Cristobal Guerrero crashed and is now in a coma in Copiapo Hospital.
Pos Driver Car Time 1. Sainz Volkswagen 38h59:027 2. Miller Volkswagen + 27:31 3. De Villiers Volkswagen + 41:13 4. Roma Mitsubishi + 1h13:13 5. Gordon Hummer + 1h34:38 6. Tollefsen Nissan + 5h14:18 7. Kuipers BMW + 8h01:51 8. Palik Nissan + 9h50:29 9. Holowczyc Nissan + 13h04:54 10. Chicherit BMW + 13h32:04