10 Jan 2009

Sainz gains Dakar lead

12:28 pm on 10 January 2009

The former world rally champion Carlos Sainz has won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally to regain the overall lead.

The Spaniard, who has notched his third stage victory in Argentina, has forged a nince second lead.

Compatriot Marc Coma is nearly 52 minutes clear in the motorcycle race.