May 21, 2024

Dakar 2017 Stage 8 – Daily Wrap Up

The competitors made their way down from the high altitude plateau and into the plains of Argentina during the 892km long Stage 8, taking up residence overnight in Salta.

Joan Barreda (Honda) won the stage, from KTM riders Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland.

“The first kilometres were really dangerous with a lot of mud, a lot of water and a lot of fog without visibility”, Barreda said.

“We needed to take care on this part, but after that the pace was higher and I really had fun over the last three hundred kilometres.”