Cornejo has been forced to withdraw

Monster Honda’s Kevin Benavides has taken charge in the overall Dakar 2021 rankings after team-mate and yesterday’s leader Jose Cornejo suffered a crash.

Cornejo went into today’s tenth stage with an 11-minute lead but a fall at the 250km mark set him back and he has subsequently withdrawn on medical advice.

“A rattled Nacho Cornejo has undergone a medical examination after soldiering on to the finish following his crash at km 252. The Chilean, who started today’s stage in the overall lead, has been left with no choice but to withdraw from the race and leave his teammates Ricky Brabec and Kevin Benavides to duke it out for the win,” said an official statement.

Dakar 2021 overall rankings after stage ten

147
(ARG) KEVIN BENAVIDESMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202140H 20′ 08”
00H 02′ 00”
21
(USA) RICKY BRABECMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202140H 20′ 59”+ 00H 00′ 51”
35
(GBR) SAM SUNDERLANDRED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM40H 30′ 44”+ 00H 10′ 36”
488
(ESP) JOAN BARREDA BORTMONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM 202140H 35′ 48”+ 00H 15′ 40”
59
(USA) SKYLER HOWESBAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM40H 49′ 46”+ 00H 29′ 38”00H 06′ 00”
621
(AUS) DANIEL SANDERSKTM FACTORY TEAM40H 51′ 03”+ 00H 30′ 55”00H 07′ 00”
715
(ESP) LORENZO SANTOLINOSHERCO FACTORY41H 00′ 49”+ 00H 40′ 41”
82
(CHL) PABLO QUINTANILLAROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING41H 24′ 10”+ 01H 04′ 02”
942
(FRA) ADRIEN VAN BEVERENMONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA RALLY TEAM41H 32′ 30”+ 01H 12′ 22”00H 15′ 00”
1011
(SVK) STEFAN SVITKOSLOVNAFT RALLY TEAM41H 36′ 27”+ 01H 16′ 19”
1127
(PRT) JOAQUIM RODRIGUESHERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY42H 08′ 00”+ 01H 47′ 52”00H 02′ 00”
1231
(CZE) MARTIN MICHEKORION – MOTO RACING GROUP42H 13′ 40”+ 01H 53′ 32”00H 03′ 00”
1352
(AUT) MATTHIAS WALKNERRED BULL KTM FACTORY TEAM42H 46′ 25”+ 02H 26′ 17”00H 02′ 00”
1474
(ESP) JAUME BETRIUFN SPEED – KTM TEAM43H 05′ 34”+ 02H 45′ 26”00H 06′ 00”
1532
(ESP) TOSHA SCHAREINAFN SPEED – KTM TEAM43H 31′ 25”+ 03H 11′ 17”
1624
(DEU) SEBASTIAN BÜHLERHERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY43H 50′ 16”+ 03H 30′ 08”00H 17′ 00”
1717
(ESP) JOAN PEDRERO GARCIAFN SPEED – RIEJU TEAM43H 54′ 21”+ 03H 34′ 13”
1887
(ESP) ORIOL MENAFN SPEED – RIEJU TEAM44H 13′ 44”+ 03H 53′ 36”
1926
(CZE) MILAN ENGELORION – MOTO RACING GROUP45H 32′ 18”+ 05H 12′ 10”00H 01′ 00”
2044
(ESP) LAIA SANZGAS GAS FACTORY TEAM45H 42′ 59”+ 05H 22′ 51”00H 10′ 00”
2119
(PRT) RUI GONCALVESSHERCO FACTORY46H 21′ 01”+ 06H 00′ 53”00H 15′ 00”
2230
(LTU) ARUNAS GELAZNINKASZIGMAS DAKAR TEAM46H 41′ 39”+ 06H 21′ 31”
2354
(FRA) CAMILLE CHAPELIERETEAM BAINES RALLY47H 00′ 09”+ 06H 40′ 01”01H 01′ 00”
2433
(IND) HARITH NOAH KOITHA VEETTILSHERCO FACTORY47H 00′ 59”+ 06H 40′ 51”00H 02′ 00”
2529
(ROU) EMANUEL GYENESAUTONET MOTORCYCLE TEAM47H 44′ 00”+ 07H 23′ 52”00H 02′ 00”
26101
(GBR) DAVID KNIGHTHT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING48H 02′ 15”+ 07H 42′ 07”00H 24′ 00”
2739
(FRA) BENJAMIN MELOTBENJAMIN MELOT48H 16′ 19”+ 07H 56′ 11”00H 01′ 00”
2825
(NLD) PAUL SPIERINGSHT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING48H 43′ 44”+ 08H 23′ 36”
2980
(AUS) MICHAEL BURGESSBAS DAKAR KTM RACING TEAM49H 07′ 27”+ 08H 47′ 19”00H 39′ 00”
3063
(POL) KONRAD DABROWSKIDUUST RALLY TEAM49H 36′ 03”+ 09H 15′ 55”
3137
(CZE) DAVID PABISKAJANTAR TEAM50H 02′ 18”+ 09H 42′ 10”00H 01′ 00”
3295
(FRA) XAVIER FLICKXTREM RACING50H 18′ 39”+ 09H 58′ 31”
3353
(CZE) LIBOR PODMOLPODMOL DAKAR TEAM50H 20′ 57”+ 10H 00′ 49”00H 15′ 00”
3448
(FRA) MATHIEU DOVEZENOMADE RACING ASSISTANCE50H 25′ 07”+ 10H 04′ 59”00H 05′ 00”
3541
(CHN) ZAKER YAKPWU PU DA HAI DAO DAKAR RALLY TEAM51H 34′ 20”+ 11H 14′ 12”00H 42′ 00”
36108
(ESP) MARC CALMETFN SPEED – RIEJU TEAM53H 59′ 12”+ 13H 39′ 04”00H 02′ 00”
3786
(FRA) CHARLIE HERBSTDRAG’ON RALLY TEAM55H 14′ 46”+ 14H 54′ 38”00H 23′ 00”
3846
(SVN) SIMON MARCICMARCIC55H 43′ 21”+ 15H 23′ 13”00H 45′ 00”
3984
(GBR) NEIL HAWKERNEIL HAWKER55H 56′ 04”+ 15H 35′ 56”00H 02′ 00”
4078
(ITA) CESARE ZACCHETTICESARE ZACCHETTI57H 32′ 45”+ 17H 12′ 37”00H 32′ 00”