Luciano Benavides, evacuated by helicopter after a heavy fall

The Argentinian Luciano Benavides (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) has been evacuated to Tabuk hospital after suffering a drop at the height of kilometer 242 of the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally.

The Husqvarna driver, who was in third position on the 465-kilometer special, has injured his right shoulder, as reported by the organization of the Dakar Rally, which for the second consecutive year is held in Saudi Arabia.

In the ninth stage, a loop in Neom with 109 kilometers of connection and 465 of special, there has also been the abandonment of Toby Price (KTM), second overall in motorcycles. Luciano Benavides closed the top-10 overall.