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Silk Way Rally: Peterhansel bounces back

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By Euronews
Silk Way Rally: Peterhansel bounces back

<p>Reigning Dakar champion Stéphane Peterhansel produced yet another flawless run to clinch the shortened Kostanay -Astana stage, taking the overall lead in this year’s Silk Way Rally. </p> <p>Starting 8th, the 50-year-old and his co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret dominated their opponents from the outset, en route to a convincing win ahead of Valdimir Vaselyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov. </p> <p>Sebastien Loeb is currently sitting third ahead of Aidyn Rakhimbayev and co-driver Anton Nikolaev in their <span class="caps">MINI</span> ALL4 Racing. </p> <p>Yesterday’s overall leaders Cyril Despres and David Castera endured a disappointing day and had to settle for 10th place. This result sees them sit fourth in the overall standings, 3 minutes and 59 seconds behind the leader.</p> <p>Russia’s Edouard Nikolaev handed Kamaz another stage win in the trucks category . The overall leader was closely followed by Dutch driver Pascal De Baar and China’s Hou Hongning.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Team Peugeot-Total in control at Silk Way Rally <a href="https://t.co/LOosfM1Y7M">https://t.co/LOosfM1Y7M</a></p>— <span class="caps">TCF</span> X-treme (@TCFx) <a href="https://twitter.com/TCFx/status/752854124199313408">July 12, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>