Quads/SSV, queens of the dune leg
The Quads/SSV are the stars of the day, with stellar performances such as the 3.01 kilometres made by the seemingly unbeatable Team 29 (Elisabeth KRAFT / Sonia BAUDOIN-GUERARD - POLARIS FRANCE). Will this be another victory for Betty, who already has 12 to her credit? Team 25 (Véronique DE SYBOURG-SIFFERT / Laurence BRASEY - Michel Riedo&Fils SA) also put in a good performance, with just 4.79 kilometres. The Corsican Gazelles of Team 23 (Angèle CECCALDI / Noelia FRANCHI - Camping Sole E Vista) finish third, 1.03 km behind them.
There is movement in the rankings for E-Gazelles Class. Team 510 (Stéphanie GUERRY / Carine POISSON - ZOE) gain a spot, finishing the leg with 24.91 kilometres over the ideal distance, seven kilometres ahead of Team 505 (Aurélie DARD / Stéphanie PERUSSE - Intermarché Gaillard (74)), who also climb by one spot. Unfortunately, Team 502 (Virginie HENRIOT / Lucile ASSIE - Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée), who led the rankings for two days, fall to third place after a poor performance in the dunes, where they ended up driving an extra 60.48 kilometres.
In Crossover Class, Team 313 (Karine DRIRA ROGEZ / Audrey JOVER - INEHA Finance) hold onto their top position. In the dunes, where they had a special route adapted to their vehicles, the two Gazelles end up with 18.96 kilometres over the ideal distance. Team 312 (Frédérique ROBYR / Malika SCHMALZ - Consortium Entreprise Générale Patrick Schmalz et Dhome SA) trail them by almost 10 kilometres. The gap is even wider for third place, with 76.61 kilometres.