The winner of the sixth stage of the Dakar rally-marathon 2017 was the Frenchman Alain Duclos, who plays for the Sherco team leader of the overall standings Marc Coma (KTM) came second, losing a favorite of the day one minute. In third place was Michael Metzh (Yamaha), Joan Barreda Bort (Honda) third and reigning champion seryl Dipri on his YZ450F RALLY came in fifth, and now his gap from the leader of 2h 24 min.
The sixth stage was not without sad news, rescue service went in search of the rider Eric Palant, after he did not come to the finish line, he was found on the 143 km of the 5th special stage according to the Iritrack system of the motorcycle was found near where body was found Chilean rider with no signs of life. The circumstances and cause of death of Eric Palant investigated. Another sad news, during the passage of the sixth stage of the Spaniard Gilbert Escala (Suzuki) acting under the number 97 was in a severe accident. In critical condition, he was taken by helicopter to a hospital Padilla (Tucuman). Now his life is not in danger. Another pilot, descended from a distance, became Chaleko Lopez, crashed his motorcycle had sprung up on a large rock. Also there was a car accident with journalists in which two people died.