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Old 01-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #12678
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However, in the general standings, KTM are dominant because the Austrian brand has taken advantage of Botturi’s misfortunes to occupy the first 4 places of the top 5! What’s more, the title holder, Cyril Despres, regained the lead of the general standings, 1’37 ahead of his water carrier Ruben Faria, 8th today, 8’15 behind the stage winner. Still ready to spring an ambush, Chaleco Lopez remains 3rd, 13’41 behind the Frenchman and 4’40 ahead of Slovakian Ivan Jakes. Lastly, Alessandro Botturi, the leading Husqvarna rider in the general standings, now occupies fifth place, 24’25 behind the rally leader and 9’54 in front of sixth placed Helder Rodrigues, the best placed Honda rider.

In the quad category, Lukasz Laskawiec grabbed a 2nd stage victory, 1’35’’ ahead of Ignacio Casale and 3’23 in front of Rafal Sonik, whilst Marcos Patronelli started to defend his lead in the general standings, making do with the day’s 6th best time, 6’16 behind the day’s winner. In fact, the 2010 winner still sits comfortably in the lead, 1:27’47 ahead of Casale and 2:05’51 in front of Sonik.
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