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Stage 5

Stage 6

Zagora – Merzouga

18 April - 324 KM

#1 Position

Motorbike & quad

Skyler Howes 04h 53’ 52’’

SSV

Philippe Pinchedez 05h 19’ 06’’

Car & buggy

Jean Pascal Besson 04h 39’ 59’’

Truck

Aliaksei Vishneuski 04h 51’ 23’’

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Live blog

19:29
Mechanicals
Mechanical problems were reported for #155 en raider #416
19:23
Wind
The strong wind made it extra hard for participants as tracks of riders before them are swept away.
19:20
Wrong info
According to SouthRacing Team, #302 Tomas Ourednicek's car didn't burn down. There was however a technical situation that resulted in a small fire, but they were able to put it out immediately.
19:12
Tarmac
Because of the strong wind, a lot of participants choose to finish the stage via the main road. #263, 339, 340, 373, 517 and 531 made it home safely.
19:09
We're up again
Hello, due to weather conditions our internet connection was down for a while, but now we're up and running!
14:55
Total loss
Erik van Loon's car after a 180 km/h crash
14:21
Technical problems
#119 en #124 have some technical issues with the bike. No assistance needed.
14:04
View from the finish
This is what the final part of the stage looks like
14:02
#503 #510 at the finish
The two MAZ trucks crossed the line together
13:56
Crash 304
Erik van Loon has crashed. Crew ok, car not.
13:48
#316 #307 #308 at the finish
Pélichet, Besson and Vauthier are the first cars, but Van Loon seems to have the fastest time. He is not in yet.
13:46
#302 on fire
Also Tomas Ourednicek's car is on fire.
13:42
What was left of Peter Erren's Can-Am
"We got out quickly but the car is lost"
13:04
Howes first at the finish line
with Pedrero (no surprise) right behind the American
12:22
#235 up in flames
Peter Erren lost his Can-Am Maverick X3 after a fire. Crew is fine.
12:18
#248
Pierre Boureau (Can-Am Maverick X3) is standing still with engine problems
12:16
#225 mechanical
Kees Box is waiting for the sweeper.
12:10
#117 out of the race
Lajos Horvath is out of the stage after a crash. First examinations reveal a bruised shoulder.
10:32
Pedrero and Howes at the lunch
The leading duo is taking a break
10:12
#516 is ready
As the team mentioned on Facebook Peter Versluis is ready to go again after his roll in the dunes yesterday
10:04
Pedrero leading
Howes and Spierings near the 147 km point, Pedrero has passed that point already
09:09
Start of the trucks
Yesterday's stage winner Gert Huzink is on the move
08:24
Welcome to stage 6
An early start today. The bikes are en route to Merzouga. And that means DUNES

Daily news

21:36
Morocco Desert Challenge added 158 new photos.

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19:54
🇧🇶 #235 Peter Erren rescued by Sweeper 6 #leavenocarbehind #WeAreRally #MDC2019 Rymax Lubricants

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19:14
Behind the scenes of MDC 2019 🥪🥤Every stage our participants are obliged to stop for 30 minutes at the famous catering tent in the middle of the desert, to eat the fresh sandwiches organiser Gert JF Duson's mother prepares 🙌 🥪🥤 Chaque jour nos concurrents sont obligés de s'arrêter pour 30 minutes dans le fameux ravitaillement pour manger les sandwiches, préparés par la mère de l'organisateur Gert JF Duson🙌 🥪🥤 Elke etappe worden de deelnemers verplicht 30 minuten te stoppen aan het befaamde "broodjespunt" bij de moeder van organisator Gert JF Duson 🙌 #MDC2019 #WeAreRally #moroccodesertchallenge Rymax Lubricants Euro4x4parts.com - Pièces et équipement 4x4

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17:23
SSV's at the 🏁 #203 🇫🇷Philippe Pinchedez cruises to victory 🎉# 209 🇪🇸 Javier Herador and #201 🇧🇪 Marc Lauwers complete the podium #WeAreRally #MDC2019 Rymax Lubricants

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16:57
🇧🇾 #510 and #503 from Mazsport Racing take the first two places in the dune stage to Merzouga. #516 Peter Versluis🇧🇶 is third! #WeAreRally #MDC2019 Rymax Lubricants Euro4x4parts.com - Pièces et équipement 4x4

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15:43
Morocco Desert Challenge added 65 new photos.

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15:18
The Art of Rally by XREPO #WeAreRally #MDC2019 @rymaxlubricants

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15:13
⚠️⚠️⚠️ UPDATE After penalties it's #307 Jean Pascal Besson wins the stage 🍾 in front of#308 Rémy Vauthier 🇫🇷🇨🇭 MD Rallye Sport #316 Jérome Pélichet is put back in third place. 🇫🇷 #WeAreRally #MDC2019 Rymax Lubricants

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14:56
🏁 Hey guys, look at me 🤟 I won the MDC Queen Stage in Merzouga! 👏👏👏 Skyler Howes Off Road 2nd Joan Pedrero 3rd Paul Spierings #WeAreRally #MDC2019 Rymax Lubricants

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14:40
⚠️⚠️⚠️ UPDATE: 33southracing.com Due to an electrical problem there was a fire in the car but it was put out. #302 Tomas Ourednicek' will try to be at the start of SS7 tomorrow. #WeAreRally #MDC2019 @Rymax

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14:17
⚠️Leader in Car Category #304 Erik van Loon crashed heavily at 180km/h. Assistance is on its way. Luckily the crew is fine.🙌 📸 Before - After 😳 #WeAreRally #MDC2019 Rymax Lubricants

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06:00
Stage presentation: SS6 from Zagora to Merzouga - 324 km

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Video Stage 6

Day results - Top 10

As soon as a vehicle finishes, it will be published here.
You can also check our Live Tracking page.
Position # Members Scratch
1 106 Skyler Howes
04h 53’ 52’’
2 104 Joan Pedrero
04h 57’ 58’’
3 105 Paul Spierings
05h 26’ 57’’
4 101 Harite Gabari
05h 37’ 12’’
5 109 Petr Vlcek
05h 39’ 35’’
6 108 Jan Van Gerven
05h 39’ 55’’
7 111 Simon Vitse
05h 41’ 43’’
8 152 Robbie Wallace
05h 55’ 09’’
9 103 Philippe Heraud
06h 14’ 03’’
10 129 Pascal de Baar
06h 16’ 11’’
11 163 Pierre Peyrard
06h 18’ 59’’
12 142 Jarko Metsis
06h 26’ 15’’
13 115 Richard Dors
06h 31’ 30’’
14 154 Bertrand Gavard
06h 31’ 55’’
15 112 Nicolas Monnin
06h 37’ 10’’
16 136 Roch Wolville
06h 45’ 09’’
17 132 Gee Motzkin
06h 48’ 53’’
18 102 Laurent Weibel
06h 50’ 01’’
19 146 Dirk Boerboom
06h 54’ 28’’
20 171 Bob Peeters
06h 55’ 30’’
21 131 Jeroen Ramon
06h 56’ 48’’
22 120 Dasse Philippe
07h 07’ 57’’
23 123 Juan Campdera
07h 10’ 01’’
24 116 Gilles Roupieoz
07h 15’ 06’’
25 159 Marian Stary
07h 16’ 24’’
26 148 Romain Muraton
07h 24’ 51’’
27 127 Johan Wiertz
07h 30’ 23’’
28 151 Eduardo Iglesias
07h 38’ 21’’
29 114 Per Enochsson
07h 39’ 50’’
30 122 Chris Hamer
07h 48’ 14’’
31 137 matt tisdall
07h 57’ 03’’
32 110 Ad Hofmans
08h 06’ 39’’
33 128 Ben Morley
09h 08’ 39’’
34 124 Alex Brusselers
09h 21’ 56’’
34 160 Pascal Pouguet
09h 22’ 14’’
35 141 Gary Pitchford
09h 35’ 58’’
36 165 Martin Novotny
10h 13’ 03’’
37 138 Robert Bouvy
10h 20’ 05’’
38 140 Nicolas Albarede
10h 39’ 17’’
39 155 Zbynek Olmer jun.
11h 19’ 31’’
40 126 Björn Magnusson
12h 19’ 25’’
41 107 Gilad Gotfried
13h 26’ 08’’
42 118 Peter Karpati
15h 36’ 50’’
43 147 Pat Priestley
15h 38’ 42’’
44 119 Antoine Vitse
17h 05’ 16’’
45 121 Guillaume Barthelemy
41h 29’ 00’’
46 166 Asgeir Runarsson
41h 29’ 00’’
Position # Members Scratch
1 203 Philippe Pinchedez
Jean Brucy
05h 19’ 06’’
2 209 Javier Herrador
Manuel Navarro Dominguez
05h 32’ 31’’
3 201 Marc Lauwers
05h 34’ 58’’
4 208 Jeremy Halter
Tony Ferault
05h 38’ 20’’
5 237 Stephane Chambon
Antoine Paque
05h 49’ 39’’
6 220 Jean Luc Pisson-Ceccaldi
Thomas Gaidella
05h 50’ 18’’
7 228 Geoffroy Noel de Burlin
05h 52’ 43’’
8 226 Juan Manuel Maña Benarroch
Giovanna Di Blasi
05h 53’ 29’’
9 212 Vincent Gonzalez
Stéphane Duplé
05h 53’ 55’’
10 231 Jan Wit de
Thijs Randel Hofstede
06h 03’ 57’’
11 205 Joris Brosens
Koen Slegers
06h 06’ 56’’
12 207 Herman Peene
Marnix Deibert
06h 13’ 31’’
13 236 Jonathan Rieu
Hugo Rieu
06h 17’ 43’’
14 206 Rudy Verheyen
Bob Geens
06h 18’ 32’’
15 204 Stephane Zosso
Caroline Zosso
06h 20’ 43’’
16 252 Jose-Manuel Fernandez
Denis Habran
06h 20’ 58’’
17 232 Ákos Jobbágy
Péter Krajnyák
06h 21’ 55’’
18 242 Janick Lelan
Thierry Rativet
06h 26’ 31’’
19 215 Lorenzo Rocco di Torrepadula
Christian Fringhian
06h 34’ 24’’
20 210 Sylvain Mautret
Louise Mautret
06h 35’ 11’’
21 239 Felipe Fernandez
Jonathan Lurquin
06h 40’ 34’’
22 258 Franck Thomas
Maxime Thomas
06h 44’ 55’’
23 238 Jack Derks
Teun Derks
06h 46’ 32’’
24 230 Ruud Vollebregt
Gert Traa
06h 52’ 47’’
25 202 Godfried Lintjens
Erik Klomp
06h 54’ 07’’
26 227 Laurens Meyer
Robbert Visser
06h 59’ 50’’
27 250 Danny Pearl
Omer Pearl
07h 06’ 11’’
28 243 Frederik Meijer
Willem Meijer
07h 22’ 00’’
29 224 Sander Derikx
07h 29’ 15’’
30 217 David Caulier
Sebastien Briand
07h 31’ 39’’
31 229 Job Theuws
Mitchell van Osch
07h 33’ 33’’
32 211 Ricardo Vela Ibañez
Sergio Molins
07h 48’ 53’’
33 244 Gerrit Meijer
Rudolf Meijer
07h 54’ 08’’
34 216 Gianernesto Astori
Francesco Tarricone
08h 03’ 10’’
35 247 Victor Passerat
José de San Nicolas
08h 07’ 02’’
36 249 Ulrich Caradot
Ludovic Raymond
08h 12’ 55’’
37 218 Axel Alletru
François Xavier Beguin
08h 43’ 27’’
38 260 Graham Knight
David Watson
09h 06’ 39’’
39 214 Onno Paulich
Mario Dops
09h 19’ 55’’
40 259 Luc Versantvoort
Paul Versantvoort
09h 38’ 37’’
41 222 Frank van Berlo
Stef van Berlo
09h 47’ 28’’
42 261 Peter De Rycke
Walter Hendricks
10h 18’ 18’’
43 223 Janus sr van Kasteren
Erwin van den Bosch
11h 00’ 48’’
44 246 Patrice Benoit
Laurent Lelimouzin
16h 59’ 00’’
45 255 Éric Sanchez
jean BORRIELLO
20h 07’ 32’’
46 257 Gerard Spelt
Dennis van Rossenberg
20h 16’ 51’’
47 234 Rene Van Eerd
Erik Van Eerd
40h 29’ 00’’
48 225 Kees Box
Hein Verschuuren
51h 59’ 00’’
49 251 Tom Luyckx
Wouter Roels
61h 29’ 00’’
50 221 Hans van Hal
Angelique van Hal
61h 59’ 00’’
51 241 Miguel Hillewaert
Kris Hillewaert
62h 29’ 00’’
Position # Members Scratch
1 307 Jean Pascal Besson
Sébastien Delaunay
04h 39’ 59’’
2 308 Remy Vauthier
Jean-Michel Polato
04h 46’ 39’’
3 316 Jérôme PELICHET
Pascal LARROQUE
04h 47’ 09’’
4 317 Ronald Basso
Jean Pierre Garcin
05h 24’ 16’’
5 311 Thomas Bell
Patrick McMurren
05h 32’ 22’’
6 309 Hennie de Klerk
Johann Smalberger
05h 32’ 25’’
7 314 Mike van Eikeren
Ed Wigman
05h 35’ 47’’
8 301 Maik Willems
Robert van Pelt
05h 41’ 02’’
9 318 Patrice Chevallier
PHILIPPE FLORENTINO
05h 41’ 32’’
10 329 Patrick Martin
Lucas Martin
05h 46’ 29’’
11 315 Fernando Alvarez
Sergio Lafuente
05h 48’ 32’’
12 321 Henk de Jong
Pieter van Kruijsdijk
06h 09’ 18’’
13 325 Thierry Bunel Gourdy
Sophie Bunel-gourdy
06h 12’ 08’’
14 345 James Ford
Paul Chambers
06h 12’ 52’’
15 305 Marc Bonnafoux
Didier Chabory
06h 18’ 04’’
16 330 Guy Housset
Jean Pierre Saint Martin
06h 33’ 07’’
17 346 Martijn van den Broek
Edwin van der Vegt
06h 50’ 52’’
18 332 Ronald Schoolderman
Marcel Blankestijn
07h 01’ 00’’
19 357 Teun Stam
Rene Bargeman
07h 01’ 22’’
20 353 Gert-Jan van der Valk
Branco de Lange
07h 14’ 49’’
21 344 Willibald Boder
Thomas Boder
07h 33’ 43’’
22 327 Lieven De Brabant
Donald Desmet
07h 44’ 21’’
22 339 John Groen
Marga Poen
07h 39’ 28’’
23 303 Paulo Ferreira
Jorge Monteiro
07h 50’ 14’’
24 338 JImmy De Breucker
Christian Verhaeren
08h 00’ 38’’
25 342 Ronald Broomans
Wendy Broomans
08h 06’ 40’’
26 322 Agostino Rizzardi
Luca Ornati
08h 14’ 37’’
26 343 Henri Van Steenbergen
Eyck Willemse
09h 00’ 39’’
27 350 Johan Jongen
Philippe Pelgrims
09h 04’ 05’’
28 334 Werner Zoetaert
André Cocquyt
09h 26’ 35’’
29 363 Liam Griffin
Robert Daniels
09h 28’ 17’’
30 323 Alex Cole
Emma Osman
09h 44’ 27’’
31 341 Christian Femont
Peter Janssens
09h 57’ 09’’
32 354 Bruno Bastide
Didier Chaudat
10h 03’ 46’’
33 356 Gregg Docx
Cédric Van der Vecken
10h 40’ 34’’
34 310 Vincent Thijs
Tom De Leeuw
16h 14’ 17’’
35 368 Stefan Carmans
Arjan Van Tiel
16h 19’ 00’’
36 326 Erik Loomans
Hans Daniels
40h 29’ 00’’
37 302 Tomas Ourednicek
David Kripal
40h 59’ 00’’
38 333 Pál Lónyai
Matyas Somfai
40h 59’ 00’’
39 340 Andrew Wicklow
Holly Wicklow
41h 29’ 00’’
40 349 Chris Lanting
Thomas Meijer
41h 29’ 00’’
41 373 Daniel Rommens
Toon van de Graaf
41h 29’ 00’’
42 369 Greg Macleod
Craig Bounds
41h 59’ 00’’
43 364 Koen De Ridder
Pieter Dreezen
61h 29’ 00’’
44 372 Grzegorz Brochocki
Patrycja Brochocka
61h 29’ 00’’
45 374 Yves Huysmans
Hans Van den Moortel
61h 29’ 00’’
46 335 Bart De Paepe
Jan De Paepe
61h 59’ 00’’
47 352 Jules Mautret
David Leperlier
61h 59’ 00’’
48 358 Luca Corvaja
Georges Put
61h 59’ 00’’
49 337 Keiko Hamaguchi
Umberto Fiori
62h 29’ 00’’
Position # Members Scratch
1 510 Aliaksei Vishneuski
Pavel Haranin
Vitaliy Murylev
04h 51’ 23’’
2 503 Siarhei Viazovich
Anton Zaparoshchanka
Siarhei Sachuk
04h 53’ 43’’
3 516 Peter Versluis
Marcel Pronk
Artur Klein
05h 06’ 37’’
4 515 Karoly Fazekas
Peter Csakany
Albert Horn
05h 06’ 50’’
5 501 Martin vd Brink
Wouter de Graaff
Daniel Kozlovsky
05h 07’ 30’’
6 521 Miklós Kovács
Péter Czeglédi
László Ács
05h 15’ 18’’
7 522 Jan van de Laar
Ben van de Laar
Dolf Huijgens
05h 15’ 24’’
8 507 Maurik Van den Heuvel
Wilko Van Oort
Martijn Van Rooij
05h 19’ 47’’
9 511 Roeland Voerman
Hugo Kupper
Simon Stubbs
05h 21’ 07’’
10 504 Ton van Genugten
Anton van Limpt
Ramon Peters
05h 31’ 43’’
11 505 Igor Bouwens
Dave Berghmans
ulrich boerboom
05h 34’ 07’’
12 514 Gert Huzink
Rob Buursen
Martin Roesink
05h 36’ 32’’
13 509 Frank Tilburgs
Marcel Snijders
Arthur Burgmans
06h 03’ 57’’
14 520 William de Groot
Bert van Valkenburg
Jos van der Pas
06h 04’ 36’’
15 523 Jos Smink
Daniël Bruinsma
Peter Nieuwenburg
06h 14’ 01’’
16 518 Gerrit Van Werven
Niek Oude Luttikhuis
Matthieu Mensink
06h 18’ 29’’
17 502 Paul Verheyden
Kurt Keysers
Bjorn Burgelman
06h 24’ 13’’
18 530 Aviv Kadshai
Izhar Armony
Maoz Wilder
06h 26’ 52’’
19 508 Vick Versteijnen
Teun Van Dal
Andre van der Sande
07h 15’ 21’’
20 512 Gerrit Zuurmond
Jasper Riezebos
Klaas Kwakkel
07h 26’ 19’’
21 532 Dave Ingels
Johannes Schotanus
Michal Wrzos
07h 42’ 32’’
22 527 Adwin Hoondert
Erwin de Vos
Wilko Hoefnagels
07h 48’ 13’’
23 525 Patrick Hillewaere
Nikolas Dejonckheere
Philip Helewaut
09h 07’ 58’’
24 528 Giso Verschoor
Jan Van der Vaet
tonnie van Schaik
09h 26’ 06’’
25 526 Fons Jans
Hans Heerema
Renaldo Schrave
12h 39’ 08’’
26 529 Lars Jans
Serge Bruynkens
Bert Uijt den Boogaard
14h 39’ 01’’
27 517 Aad van Velsen
Harry Oosting
Marco Siemons
40h 31’ 00’’
28 519 Egbert Wingens
Marije van Ettekoven
Marijn Beekmans
41h 29’ 00’’
29 506 Eimbert Timmermans
Geert Roothans
Michel van Herpen
61h 29’ 00’’
30 534 Patrice Garrouste
Loic Minaudier
Jean Jacques Martinez
61h 59’ 00’’

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