The pair set a time of 3hr54min16sec to beat Toyota Hilux driver Erik van Loon (Netherlands) and navigator Sebastien Delaunay (France) by 4min13s. It was the Hollander’s first clean run since Stage 2 which saw the crew tumble down the order.
They remain out of contention, despite their good result on Stage 4, but will continue to push for good stage times.
To come was Stage 5 through open plains, hills, and track,s to cover 337km at the mid-point of the race. Stage 6 will be the final racing stage completely in Mongolia before the rally crosses the Chinese border for the final stages.
The race will finish in the Chinese city of Dunhuang on July 16, after more than 5000km, 10 stages and three countries.