With competitors still completing the 11th and second last stage of the 2017 Dakar, it looks like Paulo Goncalves will take the stage win.
With only 43 bikes having completed the stage final results are yet to be confirmed, but no one appears to be able to challenge the Honda rider’s excellent run today.
Joan Barreda is in second place on his Honda and Yamaha’s Adrien Van Beveren third – a good result today after dropping off the podium yesterday.
British rider Sam Sunderland (KTM) has finished fifth today and maintains his overall lead.
Having been taken to hospital from the link stage after finishing yesterday’s special in a state of exhaustion, Stefan Svitko (KTM) returned to reclaim his bike last night and finished the link stage.
He started today and has finished ninth fastest.
We will have our daily wrap up and a preview of the final stage that runs tonight Australian time later today.