Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

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The real essence of the Dakar 2017 began on the day of the toughest off-road event. The stage two Resistencia - San Miguel De Tucuman was a mammoth 803km stage, out of which 275km was the timed section.

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

Hero Motorsports Team Rally rider CS Santosh had a very good day behind the handlebar of his 450 Speedbrain rally motorcycle. He finished the second stage in 41st position and made good progress in the overall rankings and is in 39th position overall.

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

Whereas Santosh's teammate Joaquim Rodrigues suffered few technical glitches and finished the second stage in 22nd position and is in 22nd overall.

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

Sherco TVS rider Aravind KP suffered the worst on stage two, he crashed at the end of the stage and sustained two fractures on his left hand. He ended the stage in 127th position and lies 125th overall. His teammate Juan Pedrero holds a strong 9th overall.

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

The stage two victory went to KTM spearhead Toby Price and with the stage victory, the Australian rider also leads the rally ahead of Honda rider Paulo Goncalves.

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

In the quad category Argentina rider Pablo Copetti crossed the line with the quickest time and he also leads the overall ranking with a considerable lead over his chasing pack.

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

In the cars category, nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb topped the timesheets in stage two and leads the rally by a narrow margin ahead of Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah.

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

In the trucks category the second stage victory went to Martin Van Den Brink, Daniel Kozlovsky and Marcel Blankestijn in their Renault truck and the team also holds the overall lead after stage two.

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

2017 Dakar Stage 2 Results

Motorcycles

1. Toby Price(AUS) KTM
2. Paulo Goncalves(PRT) Honda
3. Xavier De Soultrait(FRA) Yamaha

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

Quads

1. Pablo Copetti(ARG) Yamaha
2. Axel Dutrie(FRA) Yamaha
3. Ignacio Casale(CHL) Yamaha

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

Cars

1. Sebastien Loeb(FRA) Peugeot
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) Toyota
3. Carlos Sainz(ESP) Peugeot

Dakar 2017: CS Santosh, Aravind KP And Stage 2 Updates

Trucks

1. Martin Van Den Brink(NLD) Renault
2. Dmitry Sotnikov(RUS) Kamaz
3. Peter Versluis(NLD) MAN

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