Coming off a string of three consecutive withdrawals, the Yamaha leader remains a title contender despite posting only the 17th fastest time of the day.
“It was quite strange. I hesitated between sticking to the roadbook and following the tracks. I felt a bit out of my element, but I’m still confident. It feels good to blow off some steam and get ready for tomorrow’s opening stage. It was a bit short, but it was fine. The quarantine was a bit long, but now I’m itching to go.”
By: Official Dakar website