Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis gets second win, De Rooy extends lead

Peter Versluis set the pace in the penultimate stage of the Dakar 2016 truck race, while leader Gerard de Rooy pulled further away from his main rivals.

For the trucks, the Friday stage was run on a shorter timed route of 267 km – almost half the distance covered by the three other categories.

42-year-old Versluis, who had also triumphed back in Stage 2 following a Hans Stacey penalty, topped the leaderboards at each waypoint of the Friday run. And while he was less than two minutes ahead for most of the action, he would end up beating local contender Federico Villagra by 3m14s at the finish line. The latter was four seconds clear of Stacey for the runner-up spot – with the duo followed by Jaroslav Valtr, who looks set to score his first top-ten Dakar finish on his fifth attempt.

Just as on Thursday, Gerard de Rooy was not among the fastest – but the IVECO driver completed the stage within five minutes of the lead and was ahead of main rival Ayrat Mardeev, only tenth.

De Rooy will kick off the final stage with a lead of 1h13m10s, while second-placed Mardeev has a gap of half an hour over Villagra.

Standings after Stage 12

Pos. No. Driver

Truck

Time/Gap 1 501

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Gerard de Rooy

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Moises Torrallardona

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Darek Rodewald

IVECO

42h128m59s 2 500

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Ayrat Mardeev

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Aydar Belyaev

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Dmitriy Svistunov

Kamaz

1h13m10s 3 514

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Federico Villagra

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Jorge Perez Companc

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Andres Memi

IVECO

1h43m35s 4 516

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Ton van Genugten

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Anton van Limpt

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Peter van Eerd

IVECO

2h17m10s 5 506

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Hans Stacey

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Serge Bruynkens

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Jan van der Vaet

MAN

2h28m57s 6 529

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Pascal de Baar

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Martin Roesink

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Wouter de Graaf

Renault

2h58m04s 7 502

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Eduard Nikolaev

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Evgeny Yakovlev

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Vladimir Rybakov

Kamaz

3h43m11s 8 533

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Jaroslav Valtr

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Josef Kalina

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Jiri Stross

Tatra

3h53m10s 9 510

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Peter Versluis

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Marcel Pronk

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Artur Klein

MAN

4h02m03s 10 518

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Pep Vila Roca

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Xavi Colome

Dakar Trucks, Stage 12: Versluis Gets Second Win, De Rooy Extends Lead Marc Torres

IVECO

4h38m55s

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