Stage 6 is cancelled!

Now it is official, organizators cancelled stage 6 of Rally Dakar:
“Considering the extreme climatic conditions and that some drivers are still on the stage course,
Considering that is impossible to bring the vehicles of all participants back to the bivouac and prepare the next stage in the
best conditions
Considering that people of the organisation in charge of the reco of tomorrow’s stage course informed that the road is
The 6e stage of ORURO-LA PAZ has been cancelled.”

After this decision will be two “rest days” for drivers, because Sunday is official rest day.

Sebastien Loeb won stage 5 yesterday and climb on second place overall:

1. Stephane Peterhansel (Peugeot) 14h02min58s
2. Sebastien Loeb (Peugeot) +1:09
3. Cyril Despres (Peugeot) +4:35
4. Nani Roma (Toyota) +5:35
5. Mikko Hirvonen (Mini) +42:21
6. Jakub Przygonski (Mini) +59:55
7. Orlando Terranova (Mini) +1:04:49
8. Giniel De Villiers (Toyota) +1:08:11
9. Boris Garafulic (Mini) +1:57:40
10 Romain Dumas (Peugeot) +2:22:17
13. Khalid Al Qassimi (Peugeot) +3:06.48
15. Conrad Rautenbach (Toyota) +3:23.51
16. Martin Prokop (Ford) +3:26.16
18. Nicholas Fuchs (Ford) +4:13.45

On interenet were published also few more photos of Sainz’s accident: