Hélder Rodrigues today was in a class of his own, and takes the first stage victory for Yamaha this 2016 Dakar edition, as he joins the podium places. Toby Price today was second and if anything have to change, he will be the new Dakar champion tomorrow.

Yesterday stage winner, Antonie Meo had a day to forget. He opened the track, he wait to help Toby Price to avoid any problem, but then he lost a lot of time and had a crash which makes him lose 38 minutes and an injury in his hand.

Meo lost the podium as well, with an overwhelming Helder Rodrigues taking today’s stage victory for Yamaha. But anyway, Rodrigues, Benavides and Meo will have to battle for this places in tomorrow final stage.