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Dakar 2018: Brits Poskitt and Hunt jump up the standings in tough stage 10

Published: 17 January 2018

In a stage that ended the aspirations of a number of riders, Brits Lyndon Poskitt and Max Hunt delivered their best stage results of the race to date. 

For Poskitt it was yet another brutal day that saw him have two big crashes, but his never give up attitude meant he battled to the finish and by doing so finished first Malle Moto rider and an impressive 33rd place. The result moves him into 36th overall while maintaining second in the Malle Moto class.


Speaking to MCN while fitting a new front wheel to his bike due to damage, he said:

“I’m smiling now, but I wasn’t when I got to the end of the stage. I’m pissed off because I had two big crashes. Both times I went over the handlebar, but thankfully nothing was broken apart from a brake lever. Both times it was due to hidden rocks under the sand. The sand is deep and then you just hit a rock you haven’t even seen and you’re down.”

“The road book was challenging, but that is how it’s supposed to be. I tell you what I did enjoy about the stage – the amount of support I got. It was incredible there were people in the middle of nowhere with #100 Lyndon banners. It made me feel like a super star.”

Max Hunt also battled through the day and delivered an impressive 38th position and as a result now sits 42nd overall.

Due to the late finish of the bikes and the events at the front of the leader board, MCN were unable to track down Max for a quote.

Stage 11 sees all the riders head to Fiambala on what will be the second Marathon stage of the 2018 Dakar.

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