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'Heavy crash' for Petrucci on curtailed Dakar stage 6

After Thursday's emotional, and historic, Dakar stage win it was back down to earth with a bump - literally - for former MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci on Stage 6. Petrucci's performance meant he set off first on Friday but faced the heavily damaged wheel tracks left by cars, SSVs and trucks that drove the same route a day earlier, creating treacherous conditions. The competitive running was eventually halted after 101km, only a quarter of the planned stage length. “The deterioration of the track due to the passage of cars and trucks yesterday, combined with recent torrential rains, has made the route impassable,” announced the Dakar organisers. “The classification for the sixth...
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