Reminder: the POWER STAGE. In every category (except E-Gazelle Buggy/Prototype) and each leg, the top three teams receive a bonus of 2 kilometres for the first, 1 kilometre for the second and 500 metres for the third.
These kilometres are subtracted from their total kilometre penalty points in the General Ranking, not in the ranking for the leg in question.
On this third leg, the dunes left their mark.
In 4×4 Class, Jeanette and Rachelle of Team 267 (Jeanette JAMES / Rachelle GRESLE)hold onto first place with a 14.87 km penalty for this leg, giving them a total of 23.02 km.
Team 216 (Tania LIO / Régine ZBINDEN)is in second place with a total of 27.4 km, followed by Team 238 (Hélène GRAND'EURY / Charlotte ZUCCONI) with 30.4 km.
In Quad/SSV Class, Team 39 (Betty KRAFT / Sonia BAUDOIN-GUERARD)stays in the top spot, followed by Team 47 (Delphine BICHOFFE / France CLEVES)who overtake Team 30 (Prune SALTI / Saadia CHAMALI).
There is more action in Crossover Class: Team 306 (Hajar EL BIED / Malika AJAHA)takes the lead with a total of 50.21 km. They are followed by Team 304 (Valérie SANTINI / Emmanuelle GIRAUD-BUSSAT)in second place and Team 301 (Romane SPINDLER / Pauline BOCQUET)in third.