Dakar 2024 stage 11

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Publicado el 18 enero 2024

Harith Noah takes the lead in the Rally 2 category, Rui Gonçalves withdrew from the race due to injury.

Dakar 2024 – Stage 11 Harith Noah takes the lead in the Rally 2 category, Rui Gonçalves withdrew from the race due to injury.


Stage 11 was one of the most demanding stages near to the end of this edition of the Dakar. The riders took over part of the 2023 route with the same very rocky course that was very complicated and prone to causing punctures.

Today’s course represented the most demanding sporting challenge of the second week of the race and was likely to disrupt the rankings in all categories. Spanning more than 400 kilometers, the special took place mainly on hostile and challenging terrain. This is the last physical challenge to overcome.

Harith Noah continued his momentum with another victory in Rally 2 and a eleventh place overall. He thus gained time over his closest competitor R. Dumontier, he now leads the Rally 2 standings.

At kilometer 12, Rui Goncalves fell, resulting in a deep injury to his left arm. After seeking medical assistance from the organization, he was quickly transferred to Alula Hospital. An intervention surgery was essential to treat his wound, and he remains under observation tonight.

Harith Noah is our last rider still in the race. He is currently in 11th position in the general classification. Tomorrow marks the final stretch to hope for a TOP 10 finish!


Stage 11 ranking
Harith Noah: P11
Rui Gonçalves: DNF


Provisional general classification
Harith Noah: P11
Rui Gonçalves: DNF


Harith Noah:
“I knew it would be a tough day with very rocky and difficult trails. I felt pretty good at first, but once we started entering the rocks, I had two small falls. I tried to concentrate on navigation and staying on two wheels for the rest of the stage. The race is not finished, there is still one stage left tomorrow.”


Tomorrow, is the last day of the 2024 Dakar, the riders will set off for 328 km including 175 km of special and 153 km of connection with an arrival in Yanbu.




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