Dakar: Schlesser takes lead on stage 12



Jean-Louis Schlesser took the overall lead of the Dakar-Cairo Rally after taking 20 minutes off Kenjiro Shinozuka

Jean-Louis Schlesser took the overall lead of the Dakar-Cairo Rally after taking 20 minutes off Kenjiro Shinozuka.



Last year's champion won the 12th stage - the longest special of the event - four seconds ahead of Jose Maria Servia.



Shinozuka, who had led the rally since the second stage, fell to third overall following an impressive stage time by Stephane Peterhansel



Schlesser, 'We drove fast (an average of nearly 127 km/h) and Henri (Magne) did a good job with the navigation.



'We wanted to gain time today, and if possible take the number one spot. Mission accomplished - though anything could happen - there's still 3000 km to go.'

















































Pos


Driver


Time


1


J-L Schlesser


5.10.34


2


J-M Servia


5.14.54


3


S Peterhansel


5.19.44


4


J Kleinschmidt


5.21.40


5


J-P Fontenay


5.25.36


6


B Saby


5.27.09


7


G De Mevius


5.29.07


8


K Shinozuka


5.31.14


9


T De Lavergne


5.31.52


10


C Sousa


5.33.02



Overall














































Pos


Driver


Time


1


J-L Schlesser


26.42.51


2


S Peterhansel


26.52.52


3


K Shinozuka


26.56.21


4


J-P Fontenay


27.06.54


5


J Kleinschmidt


27.18.00


6


J-M Servia


27.21.01


7


C Sousa


27.30.17


8


G De Mevius


27.40.17


9


B Saby


27.47.00


10


H Masouka


27.57.43

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