END OF ROAD FOR WALKNER AT DAKAR
The opening leg of the second marathon stage brought another casualty with promising rookie Matthias Walkner forced to retire.
Austrian Walkner, who has so far delivered on a very promising start to his rally career by winning the third stage, saw his hopes of reaching Buenos Aires this Saturday come to an end.
Although yet to be officially confirmed, the KTM was forced to stop on the link section due to illness.
But with one stage win and multiple top ten stage results already under his belt, the former MX3 world champion has a very bright rally future ahead of him.