CS Santosh Dakar Rally 2015 : Stage 5 Update

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CS Santosh, the veteran racer who set his eyes for the Dakar Rally to prove the world that cricket is not the only thing in India, has finished stage 5 of the Dakar Rally 2015 in the 55th position. His overall standing is number 51.

CS Santosh has dropped a position since the last stage but is proving that nothing is going to take his eyes off his goal and passion.

Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally, four time Dakar champion Marc Coma was able to gain 2 minutes 16 seconds on the race leader, Joan Barreda. The Spaniard still leads Coma with a little over a ten-minute advantage.

The British fans had nothing much to celebrate as Sam Sunderland was forced to retire earlier on due to a crash and Chris Cork, the other British national retired as well after he suffered a broken wrist after crashing in the dunes.

Marc Coma finished the stage 5 in the first spot on the KTM, followed by Joan Barreda, the Spaniard on a Honda and then by Pablo Quintanilla, from Chile. riding a KTM as well.

In the overall standings for the motorcycle category, Joan Barreda stands first, Marc Coma in second and Paolo Goncalves in third.

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Story first published: Friday, January 9, 2015, 13:23 [IST]
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