Jan 5, 2012
Stage 5 in the Dakar rally was a fairly short one, a special close to 300km was shortened down due to heavy rainfall and by the end of the day it was cut short at the 186 km point.
Leader in the bike category, Frenchman Cyril Despres, has some 9 minutes 51 seconds to Spaniard Marc Coma in second position. A duel far from over...
In the Scandinavian corner the drivers are following along. And finally Norwegian Pål Anders Ullevålseter let his bike out for a spinn, and reaching a 6th position on the stage. Still far from the top, but increasing his position to a 14th overall.
Captain Thomas Berglund seems to have had some problems after cp 1. and tomorrow we will have more info on the matter. This certainly hasn´t been his rally. 71st on the stage and 66th overall.
Danish Jes Munk is doing his thing well, improving ta 46th position overall and best position so far. More to come on this guy!
Good news is that Ronnie Bodinger did find his way to the finish and is now 91st in the general ranking.
And after a completed fifth stage reality is that all Scandinavians are still running...Well done!
Provisional standings stage 5: Chilecito-Fiambala
Special Stage 151km
1 (2) Cyril Despres (FRA) 14.19.00
14 (6) Pål Anders Ullevålseter (NOR) +01.34.59
46 (86) Jes Munk (DEN) +05.05.40
66 (29) Thomas Berglund (SWE) +06.08.14
91 (107) Ronnie Bodinger (SWE) +10.04.45