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Danilo Petrucci 18th on stage nine of Dakar, Walkner regains the lead

Former MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci suffered more frustration on stage nine of the Dakar Rally, while fellow KTM rider Matthias Walkner claimed the overall lead.  Winner of stage five, Petrucci could only manage 18th after encountering mechanical problems during a challenging 491km stage based around Wadi Ad Dawasir.   Out of overall contention due to a technical issue on stage two, Petrucci finished 8m 42s down on Monster Energy Honda rider Jose Ignacio Cornejo Florimo who took his second win of the Rally thus far.  As was the case on stage eight when GASGAS rider Sam Sunderland regained the overall lead from Walkner, the latter managed to retake top spot away from the British rider...
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