The British Sam sunderland, second overall in motorcycles at 4:12 behind the Argentine Kevin Benavides, do not give up victory in the Dakar Rally since “there is still a stage and everything is possible”.
Following his victory in the eleventh and penultimate stage, the Red Bull KTM team rider indicated that he “knew today would be one of the last chances to win.”
“I have given everything, all day. I have done the best I could and I am happy with the effort made, so it is not worth getting sad thinking that I have not cut enough time,” he said after placing second in the general classification. and deduct 6 minutes in his disadvantage with respect to the leader.
Sunderland clung to the options he still has to be crowned in Jeddah. “There is still a stage left and everything is possible. Whatever happens, I cannot complain,” remarked the 2017 champion.