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The 2016 Dakar Rally was the 38th edition of the event and the eighth successive year that the event was held in South America. The event started in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 2, then ran through Argentina and Bolivia.[1]

2016 Dakar Rally
Part of the Dakar Rally
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2016 Dakar route
Host country Argentina and  Bolivia
Dates run2 – 16 January 2016
Stages14
Stage surfaceGravel, dirt, sand
Overall distance9,237.00 km (5,739.61 mi)
Results
Bikes winnerAustralia Toby Price
Austria Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
Quads winnerArgentina Marcos Patronelli
Japan Yamaha Racing
Cars winnerFrance Stéphane Peterhansel
France Jean-Paul Cottret
France Team Peugeot Total
Trucks winnerNetherlands Gerard de Rooy
Spain Moi Torrallardona
Poland Darek Rodewald
Italy Iveco
Crews354 at start, 215 at finish

Sébastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen made their debuts in rally-raid, driving for Peugeot and MINI respectively.[2][3]

The victory in cars category was contested in court by runner-up X-Raid Team.[4]

Contents

HistoryEdit

ASO soon faced problems planning the 2016 rally. Chile refused to take the rally, the first time since Dakar is being held in South America, and then, with just 4 months to the start, Peru also refused to take the rally. Without Atacama Desert and Andes, the rally was mainly based in Argentina with lots of fast stages on closed narrow tracks WRC style, and a lack of stages in full open terrain with heavy navigation issues.

The biggest issue that the competitors faced was the weather phenomenon El Niño which shortened most of the stages due to heavy rain (in first week) and massive heat (in the second one). All these problems led to a big criticism and made Dakar director Étienne Lavigne announce a possible change of the rally to Southern Africa,[5] aiming to put pressure on South American countries. Later, he would announce that the rally would remain in South America, and was looking for new countries.[6]

The rally was won by 2015 rookie Toby Price, continuing the KTM dominance, with Honda still suffering from a lack of reliability. Patronelli brothers dominated in Quads (this time by Marcus), while Peugeot returned with a better car than the rivals, as the Peugeot 2008 DKR led from the first real stage until the end of the rally. The debutant Sébastien Loeb dominated the first week, but in the end, the victory went to Mr. Dakar Stephane Peterhansel. Gerard de Rooy won the Dakar again, putting an end to Kamaz dominance.[citation needed]

Honda was the biggest disappointment of the rally, showing it is still far from KTM. The difference between Mini and the new Peugeot was huge, and the best Toyotas ever, are still away from its competitors. After dominating the last Dakar last races, it was a surprise to see Kamaz so far from the lead.

ControversiesEdit

After the problems that the organization suffered to put 2016 Dakar Rally on track, the rally was marked by the crash of a Chinese businesswoman from the pharmaceutical industry who bought a place in the X-Raid team. Ten people were injured, two of them seriously.[7] This led to a discussion of whether the toughest rally race in the world should be open to anyone who has a sports license, without any other criteria.

Most of the following stages were modified due to rain or heat which caused the competitive sectors to be shortened. In addition to the discussion regarding the need for the cancellations, the most controversy was generated by the [apparent] double standards of the organization. In stage seven, the ASO decided to cancel the second timed sector, although 22 riders had already reached the finish line, with all bike and quad riders staying within the time of the first sector. In stage 9, there was another cancellation of the second timed sector when 12 bike riders had already finished. But this time ASO initially considered the time of the first sector, and then changed the stage classification, with the time at the end of the second sector for those 12 riders who finished and assigning the remaining riders a theoretical time of 34 minutes more than the first contestant. Then at the end of the next stage, the penalty to Paulo Gonçalves for repairing his bike in the previous stage was given and taken away. He was out of the race because his bike broke at the end of the first sector, but when the second sector was canceled, he was again in the race. Then more than 24 hours later, he received a penalty for repairing the bike after the second sector.[8]

This Dakar was also marked by several accidents involving assistance trucks, causing some deaths among the local population. The reason given by the crews was the lack of sleep since in most of the stages they had to drive for about 20 hours between bivouacs.[9]

The most controversial moment was reserved for the finish with X-Raid appealing to the French Sports Court, claiming Stephane Peterhansel had an illegal refuel in stage 8, leaving the victory decision to be taken in the court. In stage 8, Peterhansel took advantage of a neutralized section and started the race with less fuel, refueling in the neutralized section. X-Raid immediately contested the decision, since several drivers such as Nasser Al-Aiyah or even Sainz and Loeb had to reduce the pace in order to save some fuel, due the extension of the stage, but ASO stewards acquitted Peterhansel.[10]

EntriesEdit

Number of participants [11]
Stage Bikes Quads Cars Trucks Total
Start of Rally 136 45 111 55 347
Rest Day 112 36 90 51 289
End of Rally 84 (61%) 23 (51%) 67 (60%) 41 (75%) 215 (62%)

StagesEdit

Distance according to the official website.[12]

Stage Date Depart Arrive Bikes Quads Cars Trucks
Km SS Winner Winner Km SS Winner Km SS Winner
P 2 January   Buenos Aires   Rosario 346 11   J. Barreda   I. Casale 346 11   B. Ten Brinke 346 11 Stage neutralized
1 3 January   Rosario   Villa Carlos Paz 632 227 Stage cancelled due to bad weather 662 258 Stage cancelled 662 258 Stage cancelled
2 4 January   Villa Carlos Paz   Termas de Río Hondo 786 450
354
  T. Price   I. Casale 858 521
387
  S. Loeb 858 521
387
  P. Versluis[N 1]
3 5 January   Termas de Río Hondo   San Salvador de Jujuy 663 314
200
  K. Benavides[N 2]   B. Baragwanath 663 314
200
  S. Loeb 663 314
130
  M. Kolomy
4M 6 January   San Salvador de Jujuy   San Salvador de Jujuy 629 429   P. Gonçalves[N 3]   A. Hernández[N 4] 629 429   S. Peterhansel 619 418   G. Rooy
5 7 January   San Salvador de Jujuy   Uyuni 624 327   T. Price   A. Hernández 624 327   S. Loeb 624 327   E. Nikolaev
6 8 January   Uyuni   Uyuni 723 542   T. Price   M. Patronelli 723 542   S. Peterhansel 600 295   H. Stacey
7 9 January   Uyuni   Salta 793 353
230
  A. Méo   L. Bonetto 793 353   C. Sainz 793 353   E. Nikolaev
10 January   Salta Rest Day
8 11 January   Salta   Belén 766 393   T. Price   M. Patronelli 766 393   N. Al-Attiyah 766 393   G. Rooy
9 12 January   Belén   Belén 436M 285M   T. Price   P. Copetti 396 285   C. Sainz 396 285   G. Rooy
10 13 January   Belén   La Rioja 561 278   Š. Svitko   B. Baragwanath 763 278   S. Peterhansel 763 431   P. Baar
11 14 January   La Rioja   San Juan 712 431   A. Méo   A. Patronelli 712 431   N. Al-Attiyah 712 431   E. Nikolaev
12 15 January   San Juan   Villa Carlos Paz 931 481   H. Rodrigues   M. Patronelli 866 481   M. Hirvonen 866 267   P. Versluis
13 16 January   Villa Carlos Paz   Rosario 699 180   P. Quintanilla   B. Baragwanath 699 180   S. Loeb 699 180   H. Stacey

Notes:

  • M: Marathon Stage (without assistance park).
  • Prologue neutralized after car accident, preventing trucks to run.
  • Stage 1 cancelled due to bad weather.
  • Stage 2 shortened due to bad weather.
  • Stage 3 shortened due to bad weather. The trucks stage was then neutralized after second waypoint due to track abatement.
  • Stage 7 shortened for bikes and quads due to bad weather (second timed sector cancelled).
  • Stage 9 and 11 shortened due to massive heat.
  • Stage 10 shortened due to high water river.
  1. ^ Hans Stacey set the fastest time for the stage before being awarded a 2-minute penalty.
  2. ^ Joan Barreda set the fastest time for the stage before being awarded 1-minute penalty for speeding.
  3. ^ Joan Barreda set the fastest time for the stage before being awarded a 5-minute penalty for speeding again.[13]
  4. ^ Marcus Patronelli initially won the stage but after the organization anulated the last timed sector[14]

SummaryEdit

[15]
The race started with an 11 km prologue in Buenos Aires, marked by an accident when a car driver went through the spectators injuring 10 people, with the organization neutralizing the race for the remaining competitors. The first "real" stage was cancelled due to bad weather.[16] Due to the same reason, the second and third stages were shortened about 100 km.[17] The third stage for trucks was shortened a second time after a part of the track collapsed due to the heavy rain. The fourth and fifth stages were the two legs of 2016 Dakar first Marathon stage, with the innovation this year of vehicles entering a closed park at the end of the first leg, with the competitors being unable to do repair and maintenance work, even without assistance. Stage 7 was one of the most dramatic. First, the return to Argentina and El Niño, cancelling the second time sector for Bikes and Quads. Then of Matthias Walkner's serious accident and the crash of Lionel Baud's Mitsubishi, killing one spectator in Bolivia. The extreme heat led to stages 9 and 11 being shortened while the last 33 km of stage 10 was cancelled due to rain-flooded rivers.

BikesEdit

Ths was the first race without Cyril Despres and Marc Coma who had dominated the 10 previous editions. It was expected a full open race with a large group of candidates to the victory across KTM and Honda but soon Husqvarna (competing with KTM bikes) reinforced by the candidate Ruben Faria joined for the victory while Yamaha (which lost some of its most valued competitors but assisted of the return of Hélder Rodrigues) played a secondary role. Sherco was also expecting for a surprise mainly from Alain Duclos

Joan Barreda started the rally with a strong pace, as usual, and won the prologue, setting the fastest time in the 3rd and 4th stages, but was given two penalties for speeding in the connections. This led to the victory of the Argentinian rookie Kevin Benavides and the leadership of the privateer Štefan Svitko in the 3rd stage. In stage 4 a double for Portugal with Paulo Gonçalves winning the stage ahead of Ruben Faria, and securing the lead. Victories on stages 5 and 6 for KTM Toby Price but Gonçalves was still in the lead. On stage 6, an accident led to the retirement of Ruben Faria with a broken wrist when he was 7th overall, and Joan Barreda lost all the chances of winning the 2016 Dakar when mechanical problems caused a finish five hours behind Price.

In stage 7, the retirement of two victory candidates: Joan Barreda, who refused to continue after the heavy loss of time the day before, despite the bike being in good condition and Matthias Walkner, who had an accident which led to his retirement with a broken femur. Gonçalves was the first rider to arrive and stayed until the medical rescue arrived. Later the organization took out the 10,53 minutes he stayed with his rival. Antoine Méo won the stage and Gonçalves increased the lead over Toby Price. Svitko was third before the rest day.

In stage 8, another victory for Price, while Gonçalves, who suffered a spectacular accident but still took his Honda to finish second in the stage. In the next stage more problems for Gonçalves with a puncture in the heat exchanger in the second sector. He managed to pull through the bivouac, losing 30 minutes and falling to third place overall. Since it was a marathon stage (but without closed-park as stage 4), Gonçalves repaired the bike with the help of Honda teammates and the Portuguese Mário Patrão, without replacing the motor and avoiding the respective penalty. However, the organization still applied an almost 40-minute penalty at the end of stage 10, ending Gonçalves victory aspirations.

In stage 10 Price managed his huge lead and the private driver Štefan Svitko took the victory. In the following stage another dramatic day for Gonçalves. Being informed of the penalty due to stage 9, Gonçalves attack from the beginning of the stage, but soon he crashed, crashing again at km 118, and suffering a head trauma leading to his retirement. Svitko and Benavides lost time to Antoine Méo and Price.

In stage 12 the first win for a bike that was not KTM or Honda - the Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha, while stage 13 was the time of Pablo Quintanilla's Husqvarna.

QuadsEdit

2016 was the return of the Patronelli brothers, who have dominated the South American Dakar between 2010 and 2013. But it was the 2014 champion Ignacio Casale who dominated the start of the race sweeping the first stages. The rookie Brian Baragwanath was the hero of stage 3, winning after being second on stage 2. In stage 4, what could have been the first win for Marcus Patronelli was later a win for Italian, Juan Carlos Carignani, after the organisation cancelled the last timed section. The marathon's second stage leg promoted a revolution on quads ranking, with lots of crashes and mechanical problems leading to many withdrawals such as Marcelo Medeiros (third overall) Rafal Sonik (defending champion) and Qatari Abu-Issa. The 2014 winner, Ignacio Casale lost a huge amount of time to Alexis Hernandez, the winner of the day. The surprising Russian rider, Sergei Karyakin took the lead. In stage 6, finally, the return of Patronelli brothers, with Marcos winning ahead of Alejandro, who climbed to the top of the general classification, on the day of Casale's retirement due to a broken clavicle after a crash. In stage 7, the victory went for Lucas Bonetto, with no significant changes overall.

In the second week of the race, the Patronelli brothers finished almost all stages in the top-3 increasing their lead.

CarsEdit

The Mini army faced the South African Toyotas and the return of Peugeot with a fully renovated 2008 DKR after the 2015 in race tests. In 2016, the Peugeot 2008 DKR dominated the race with 9 stage wins out of 12 run stages, leading from the first real stage till the end. The prologue was just a warm-up with the competitors finishing with little differences, but in the WRC style stages 2 and 3, the debutant Sébastien Loeb showed his class, in a 1-2 finish for Peugeot, despite the track being more favorable to the 4WD vehicles. In the high mountain stage 4, a 1-2-3 for Peugeot (first win for Stéphane Peterhansel with a Peugeot, its 33rd win in cars, 66th overall and 50th stage win for Peugeot) who secure also the fifth place, with just the Nasser Al-Attiyah's Mini in the middle, demonstrating the profit of 2008 DKR improvements. Fifth stage, one more win for Sébastien Loeb (his third) and one more 1-2-3 for Peugeot. In the sixth stage, another double for Peugeot with Peterhansel finishing ahead of Carlos Sainz. Loeb had to change two flat tires and lost the leadership to Peterhansel. Stage 7 and 7 wins for Peugeot, this time for Carlos Sainz. Peterhanse was 4th and lost the lead for Loeb (second on the stage). Al-Attiyah was the best non-Peugeot (third in the stage, fourth overall behind the French army). The prologue winner saw his Toyota burning to the ground and went home earlier.

After the rest day the problems started for Loeb, stucking first in the sand and then capsizing his cars in a dry river. He managed to drive to the end, but losing 1h30min. It was the first Mini victory, for Al-Attiyah, third overall, behind Peterhansel and Sainz. In stage 9 Loeb got stuck again while Peterhansel suffered a puncture. Al-Attiyah was only fifth, while Sainz won the ahead of Erick Van Loon and Hirvonen, both on Mini, and took the race lead. In stage 10 both Van Loon and Al-Attiyah capsized their Mini's while Sainz had to retire with gearbox problems. Peterhansel took the lead again, with one hour over Al-Attiyah (second) with the most difficult stages completed. in the following stage Peterhansel managed his lead, while Loeb suffered again with mechanical problems, being towed by Després, but still finishing second on the stage. Nasser Al-Attiyah had transmission problems, finishing the stage with only two driving wheels, but winning anyway. at the end of the stage, the electric car Aciona, had to retire after 11 stages, stopping at each 200 km to charge its 14.000 batteries. In stage 12 the first win for Hirvonen ahead Nasser, in the first day without a Peugeot on top-3. Loeb finish the rally as he started it: winning stage 13.

Thus, Loeb won 4 stages, Petehansel 3, Sainz 2, Al-Attiyah 2 and Hirvonen 1.

TrucksEdit

After the dominance of Kamaz in the previous editions, it was a great surprise to see the Russian monsters in the middle of the rankings in the first stages. The race for the Dakar heavy-weights, didn't start before stage 2 (due to a car accident in Prologue which stopped the remaining competitors to race, and the cancelation of stage 1 due to bad weather). MAN dominated the first stages, with Hans Stacey setting the fastest time in stage 3, but received a 2-minutes penalty. He and his team mate Peter Versluis alternated in the leadership in the first stages. Victories for the Martin Kolomý's Tatra in stage 3 and de Rooy's Iveco in stage 4 showned the competitiveness of 2016 Dakar. Former rally driver Federico Villagra with an amazing regularity was the best Iveco (and non MAN), in third position. In stage 5, the retirement of Ales Loprais and the return of Kamaz to the victories, with Eduard Nikolaev. Villagra took the leadership, but lost some time in stage 6, and Hans Stacey took the victory and the race leadership. On stage 7 another victory for Nikolaev and his Kamaz. Stacey lost some time and fell into fifth position, while Versluis climb to first, followed by De Rooy and the two Kamaz. Villagra also had problem in the stage and fell to sixth.

De Rooy won stage 8 while Versluis, Stacey and Villagra lost lots of time. On stage 9 another victory for De Rooy and more problems for Versluis (only 12 on the stage). Like Peterhansel, De Rooy was very close of final victory, winning time at all his rivals, finishing behind the surprise Pascal de Baar Rennault's. De Rooy was one hour ahead everybody on overall. In stage 11 De Rooy managed his lead and the stage win went for Nikolaev Kamaz. Versluis won stage 12 but he was far away from overall top-3.

Stage resultsEdit

BikesEdit

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
Pro 1   Joan Barreda Honda 00:06:27 1   Joan Barreda Honda 00:06:27
2   Ruben Faria Husqvarna 00:06:27 00:00 2   Ruben Faria Husqvarna 00:06:27 00:00:00
3   Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 00:06:30 00:03 3   Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 00:06:30 00:00:03
1
Stage cancelled due to bad weather
2 1   Toby Price KTM 03:46:24 1   Toby Price KTM 03:53:09
2   Ruben Faria Husqvarna 03:47:44 01:20 2   Ruben Faria Husqvarna 03:54:11 00:01:02
3   Alain Duclos Sherco 03:48:15 01:51 3   Alain Duclos Sherco 03:55:02 00:01:53
3 1   Kevin Benavides Honda 02:31:03 1   Štefan Svitko KTM 06:27:04
2   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 02:31:29 00:26 2   Kevin Benavides Honda 06:27:38 00:00:34
3   Antoine Méo KTM 02:31:30 00:27 3   Joan Barreda Honda 06:27:50 00:00:46
4 1   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 04:07:19 1   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 10:35:17
2   Ruben Faria Husqvarna 04:09:54 02:35 2   Kevin Benavides Honda 10:37:34 00:02:17
3   Kevin Benavides Honda 04:09:56 02:37 3   Joan Barreda Honda 10:38:20 00:03:03
5 1   Toby Price KTM 04:03:44 1   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 14:30:07
2   Antoine Méo KTM 04:06:05 02:21 2   Štefan Svitko KTM 14:31:52 00:01:45
3   Štefan Svitko KTM 04:06:17 02:33 3   Toby Price KTM 14:31:54 00:01:47
6 1   Toby Price KTM 05:51:48 1   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 20:23:07
2   Matthias Walkner KTM 05:52:53 01:05 2   Toby Price KTM 20:23:42 00:00:35
3   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 05:53:00 01:12 3   Matthias Walkner KTM 20:25:57 00:02:50
7 1   Antoine Méo KTM 02:27:27 1   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 22:52:30
2   Kevin Benavides Honda 02:29:20 01:53 2   Toby Price KTM 22:55:42 00:03:12
3   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 02:29:23 01:56 3   Štefan Svitko KTM 23:01:54 00:09:24
Rest day
8 1   Toby Price KTM 04:33:14 1   Toby Price KTM 27:28:56
2   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 04:38:31 05:17 2   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 27:31:01 00:02:05
3   Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 04:39:46 06:32 3   Štefan Svitko KTM 27:43:10 00:14:14
9 1   Toby Price KTM 03:26:58 1   Toby Price KTM 30:55:54
2   Ricky Brabec Honda 03:39:27 12:29 2   Štefan Svitko KTM 31:24:53 00:28:59
3   Antoine Méo KTM 03:40:22 13:24 3   Paulo Gonçalves Honda 31:29:55 00:34:01
10 1   Štefan Svitko KTM 03:47:23 1   Toby Price KTM 34:49:04
2   Kevin Benavides Honda 03:50:17 02:54 2   Štefan Svitko KTM 35:12:16 00:23:12
3   Toby Price KTM 03:53:10 05:47 3   Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 35:31:53 00:42:49
11 1   Antoine Méo KTM 05:19:08 1   Toby Price KTM 40:08:30
2   Toby Price KTM 05:19:26 00:18 2   Štefan Svitko KTM 40:43:53 00:35:23
3   Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 05:21:56 02:48 3   Antoine Méo KTM 40:52:16 00:43:46
12 1   Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 06:00:24 1   Toby Price KTM 46:13:26
2   Toby Price KTM 06:04:56 04:32 2   Štefan Svitko KTM 46:51:05 00:37:39
3   Kevin Benavides Honda 06:05:19 04:55 3   Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 47:06:36 00:53:10
13 1   Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 01:51:27 1   Toby Price KTM 48:09:15
2   Kevin Benavides Honda 01:53:08 01:41 2   Štefan Svitko KTM 48:48:56 00:39:41
3   Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha 01:54:04 02:37 3   Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna 48:58:03 00:48:48

QuadsEdit

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
Pro 1   Ignacio Casale Yamaha 0:07:14 1   Ignacio Casale Yamaha 00:07:14
2   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 00:07:19 00:05 2   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 00:07:19 00:00:05
3   Pablo Copetti Yamaha 00:07:21 00:07 3   Pablo Copetti Yamaha 00:07:21 00:00:07
1
Stage cancelled due to bad weather
2 1   Ignacio Casale Yamaha 04:10:47 1   Ignacio Casale Yamaha 04:18:01
2   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 04:14:36 03:49 2   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 04:22:01 00:04:00
3   Marcelo Medeiros Yamaha 04:14:58 04:11 3   Marcelo Medeiros Yamaha 04:22:24 00:04:23
3 1   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 02:42:35 1   Ignacio Casale Yamaha 07:01:40
2   Ignacio Casale Yamaha 02:43:39 01:04 2   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 07:04:36 00:02:56
3   Lucas Bonetto Honda 02:47:12 04:37 3   Marcelo Medeiros Yamaha 07:09:38 00:07:58
4 1   Alexis Hernandez Yamaha 04:53:23 1   Ignacio Casale Yamaha 11:55:41
2   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 04:53:27 00:04 2   Marcelo Medeiros Yamaha 12:06:58 00:11:17
3   Ignacio Casale Yamaha 04:54:01 00:38 3   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 12:09:49 00:14:08
5 1   Alexis Hernandez Yamaha 04:49:24 1   Alexis Hernandez Yamaha 17:00:21
2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 04:51:20 01:56 2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 17:01:09 00:05:43
3   Sergei Karyakin Yamaha 04:52:14 02:50 3   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 17:10:36 00:10:15
6 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 06:53:39 1   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 24:01:27
2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 07:00:18 06:39 2   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 24:04:15 00:02:48
3   Sergei Karyakin Yamaha 07:12:40 19:01 3   Alexis Hernandez Yamaha 24:23:28 00:22:01
7 1   Lucas Bonetto Honda 02:58:30 1   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 27:02:31
2   Sergei Karyakin Yamaha 02:58:56 00:26 2   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 27:06:07 00:03:36
3   Pablo Copetti Honda 02:58:59 00:29 3   Jeremias González Yamaha 27:28:34 00:26:03
Rest day
8 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 05:41:18 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 32:47:25
2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 05:47:00 05:42 2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 32:49:31 00:02:06
3   Alexis Hernandez Yamaha 05:50:35 09:17 3   Alexis Hernandez Yamaha 33:20:15 00:32:50
9 1   Pablo Copetti Yamaha 05:39:41 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 38:29:22
2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 05:40:35 00:54 2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 38:30:06 00:00:44
3   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 05:41:57 02:16 3   Alexis Hernandez Yamaha 39:13:34 00:44:12
10 1   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 04:53:30 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 43:14:19
2   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 04:53:59 00:29 2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 43:15:53 00:01:34
3   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 04:54:47 01:17 3   Jeremías González Yamaha 44:49:02 01:34:43
11 1   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 06:20:15 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 49:36:00
2   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 06:21:21 01:06 2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 49:36:08 00:08
3   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 06:21:41 01:26 3   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 51:17:15 01:41:15
12 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 06:48:46 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 56:24:46
2   Walter Nosiglia Honda 06:48:55 00:09 2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 56:29:09 04:23
3   Sergei Karyakin Yamaha 06:49:35 00:49 3   Sergei Karyakin Yamaha 58:16:53 01:52:07
13 1   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 02:07:18 1   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 58:47:41
2   Giuliano Giordana Yamaha 02:15:02 07:44 2   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 58:53:04 05:23
3   Sergei Karyakin Yamaha 02:15:13 07:55 3   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 60:29:34 01:41:53

CarsEdit

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
Pro 1   Bernhard Ten Brinke
  Tom Colsoul
Toyota 00:06:08 1   Bernhard Ten Brinke
  Tom Colsoul
Toyota 00:06:08
2   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 00:06:11 00:03 2   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 00:06:11 00:00:03
3   Xavier Pons
  Ricardo Torlaschi
Ford 00:06:12 00:04 3   Xavier Pons
  Ricardo Torlaschi
Ford 00:06:12 00:00:04
1
Stage cancelled due to bad weather
2 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 03:45:46 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 03:52:03
2   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 03:48:09 02:23 2   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 03:54:26 00:02:23
3   Giniel de Villiers
  Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 03:48:47 03:01 3   Giniel de Villiers
  Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 03:55:04 00:03:01
3 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 02:09:39 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 06:01:42
2   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 02:11:02 01:23 2   Giniel de Villiers
  Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 06:06:45 00:05:03
3   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 02:11:04 01:25 3   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 06:06:57 00:05:15
4 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 03:42:42 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 09:44:51
2   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 03:42:53 00:11 2   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 09:49:39 00:04:48
3   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 03:43:09 00:27 3   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 09:56:00 00:11:09
5 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 03:32:34 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 13:17:25
2   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 03:32:56 00:22 2   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 13:25:13 00:07:48
3   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 03:35:34 03:00 3   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 13:30:51 00:13:26
6 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 05:01:07 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 18:26:20
2   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 05:01:24 00:17 2   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 18:26:47 00:00:27
3   Yazeed Al-Rajhi
  Timo Gottschalk
Toyota 05:08:26 07:19 3   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 18:32:15 00:05:55
7 1   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 03:19:03 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 21:46:28
2   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 03:19:41 00:38 2   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 21:48:50 00:02:22
3   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 03:22:25 03:22 3   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 21:51:18 00:04:50
Rest day
8 1   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 04:12:23 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 26:01:44
2   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 04:12:35 00:12 2   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 26:03:53 00:02:09
3   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 04:12:54 00:31 3   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 26:16:27 00:14:43
9 1   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 02:35:31 1   Carlos Sainz
  Lucas Cruz
Peugeot 28:39:24
2   Erik Van Loon
  Wouter Rosegaar
Mini 02:35:41 00:10 2   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 28:46:27 00:07:03
3   Mikko Hirvonen
  Michel Périn
Mini 02:35:48 00:17 3   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 28:54:02 00:14:38
10 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 03:58:32 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 32:44:59
2   Cyril Despres
  David Castera
Peugeot 04:04:12 05:40 2   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 33:44:59 01:00:00
3   Vladimir Vasilyev
  Konstantin Zhiltsov
Toyota 04:11:28 12:56 3   Giniel de Villiers
  Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 33:57:30 01:12:31
11 1   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 04:49:16 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 37:42:20
2   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 04:55:08 05:52 2   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 38:34:15 00:51:55
3   Mikko Hirvonen
  Michel Périn
Mini 04:56:17 07:01 3   Giniel de Villiers
  Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 38:59:44 01:17:24
12 1   Mikko Hirvonen
  Michel Périn
Mini 05:34:17 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 43:27:42
2   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 05:34:26 00:09 2   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 44:08:41 00:40:59
3   Leeroy Poulter
  Robert Howie
Toyota 05:35:02 00:45 3   Giniel de Villiers
  Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 44:34:58 01:07:16
13 1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
Peugeot 01:46:51 1   Stéphane Peterhansel
  Jean-Paul Cottret
Peugeot 45:22:10
2   Mikko Hirvonen
  Michel Périn
Mini 01:48:04 01:13 2   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 45:57:08 00:34:58
3   Nasser Al-Attiyah
  Matthieu Baumel
Mini 01:48:27 01:36 3   Giniel de Villiers
  Dirk von Zitzewitz
Toyota 46:24:57 01:02:47

TrucksEdit

Stage result General classification
Stage Pos Competitor Make Time Gap Pos Competitor Make Time Gap
Pro
Prologue neutralized due to car accident
1
Stage cancelled due to bad weather
2 1   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 04:19:06 1   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 04:19:06
2   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 04:20:18 01:12 2   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 04:20:18 00:01:12
3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 04:21:02 01:56 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 04:21:02 00:01:56
3 1   Martin Kolomý
  David Kilian
  Rene Kilian
Tatra 01:42:40 1   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 06:03:15
2   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 01:42:57 00:17 2   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 06:03:41 00:00:26
3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 01:43:34 00:54 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 06:04:36 00:01:21
4 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 03:58:16 1   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 10:02:34
2   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 03:58:53 00:37 2   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 10:02:49 00:00:15
3   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 03:59:34 01:18 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 10:04:38 00:02:04
5 1   Eduard Nikolaev
  Evgeny Yakovlev
  Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 04:00:03 1   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 14:09:13
2   Martin Kolomý
  David Kilian
  Rene Kilian
Tatra 04:02:35 02:32 2   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 14:09:18 00:00:05
3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 04:04:35 04:32 3   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 14:09:34 00:00:21
6 1   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 02:55:35 1   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 17:05:09
2   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 02:55:42 00:07 2   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 17:06:08 00:00:59
3   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 02:56:50 01:15 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 17:09:14 00:04:05
7 1   Eduard Nikolaev
  Evgeny Yakovlev
  Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 03:54:31 1   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 21:01:56
2   Ayrat Mardeev
  Aydar Belyaev
  Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz 03:55:29 00:58 2   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 21:07:27 00:05:31
3   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 03:55:48 01:17 3   Ayrat Mardeev
  Aydar Belyaev
  Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz 21:12:44 00:10:48
Rest day
8 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 04:04:45 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 25:49:26
2   Eduard Nikolaev
  Evgeny Yakovlev
  Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 04:44:34 02:35 2   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 25:55:55 00:06:29
3   Andrey Karginov
  Andrey Mokeev
  Igor Leonov
Kamaz 04:47:22 05:23 3   Eduard Nikolaev
  Evgeny Yakovlev
  Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 25:57:24 00:07:58
9 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 02:41:20 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 28:30:46
2   Ton Van Genugten
  Anton Van Limpt
  Peter Van Eerd
Iveco 02:45:19 03:59 2   Eduard Nikolaev
  Evgeny Yakovlev
  Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 28:57:58 27:12
3   Andrey Karginov
  Andrey Mokeev
  Igor Leonov
Kamaz 02:57:24 16:04 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 29:12:10 41:24
10 1   Pascal de Baar
  Martin Roesink
  Wouter de Graaff
Renault Trucks 04:51:41 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 33:25:03
2   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 04:54:17 02:36 2   Ayrat Mardeev
  Aydar Belyaev
  Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz 34:40:22 01:15:19
3   Ayrat Mardeev
  Aydar Belyaev
  Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz 05:17:47 26:06 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 34:57:50 01:32:47
11 1   Eduard Nikolaev
  Evgeny Yakovlev
  Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 05:31:37 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 39:10:29
2   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 05:36:39 05:02 2   Ayrat Mardeev
  Aydar Belyaev
  Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz 40:19:50 01:09:21
3   Ton Van Genugten
  Anton Van Limpt
  Peter Van Eerd
Iveco 05:37:13 05:36 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 40:56:14 01:45:45
12 1   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 03:14:06 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 42:29:59
2   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 03:17:20 03:14 2   Ayrat Mardeev
  Aydar Belyaev
  Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz 43:43:09 01:13:10
3   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 03:17:24 03:18 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 44:13:34 01:43:35
13 1   Hans Stacey
  Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Baet
MAN 02:06:08 1   Gerard de Rooy
  Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco 44:42:03
2   Peter Versluis
  Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN 02:07:53 01:45 2   Ayrat Mardeev
  Aydar Belyaev
  Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz 45:52:30 01:10:27
3   Eduard Nikolaev
  Evgeny Yakovlev
  Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz 02:08:16 02:08 3   Federico Villagra
  Jorge Perez Companc
  Andres Memi
Iveco 46:22:58 01:40:55

Final standingsEdit

BikesEdit

Pos No. Rider Bike Entrant Time Gap
1 3   Toby Price KTM 450 Rally Red Bull KTM 450 Factory Racing 48:09:15
2 5   Štefan Svitko KTM 450 Rally Slovnaft Team 48:48:56 + 39:41
3 4   Pablo Quintanilla Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Team 48:58:03 + 48:48
4 47   Kevin Benavides Honda Honda South America Rally Team 49:04:02 + 54:47
5 7   Hélder Rodrigues Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team 49:04:59 + 55:44
6 42   Adrien van Beveren Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha Junior Rally Team 49:55:44 + 1:46:29
7 49   Antoine Méo KTM 450 Rally Red Bull KTM Factory Team 50:06:02 + 1:56:47
8 23   Gerard Farrés KTM 450 Rally Himoinsa Racing Team 50:10:15 + 2:01:00
9 48   Ricky Brabec Honda Team HRC 50:20:42 + 2:11:27
10 45   Armand Monléon KTM 450 Rally KTM Warsaw Rally Team 51:37:04 + 3:27:49

QuadsEdit

Pos No. Rider Quad Time Gap
1 252   Marcos Patronelli Yamaha 58:47:41
2 253   Alejandro Patronelli Yamaha 58:53:04 + 5:23
3 274   Brian Baragwanath Yamaha 60:29:34 + 1:41:53
4 264   Sergei Karyakin Yamaha 60:32:06 + 1:44:25
5 254   Jeremías González Yamaha 60:49:49 + 2:02:08
6 257   Nelson Sanabria Yamaha 63:05:40 + 4:17:59
7 256   Walter Nostiglia Honda 63:13:51 + 4:26:10
8 265   Alexis Hernández Yamaha 65:21:25 + 6:33:44
9 266   Sebastián Palma Yamaha 67:03:14 + 8:15:33
10 263   Santiago Hansen Yamaha 67:29:04 + 8:41:23

CarsEdit

Pos No. Driver Co-Driver Car Entrant Time Gap
1 302   Stéphane Peterhansel   Jean-Paul Cottret Peugeot Team Peugeot Total 45:22:10
2 300   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Mathieu Baumel Mini Axion X-Raid Team 45:57:08 + 34:58
3 301   Giniel de Villiers   Dirk von Zitzewitz Toyota Toyota Gazoo South Africa 46:24:57 + 1:02:47
4 315   Mikko Hirvonen   Michel Périn Mini Axion X-Raid Team 46:27:28 + 1:05:18
5 319   Leeroy Poulter   Robert Howie Toyota Toyota Gazoo South Africa 46:52:53 + 1:30:43
6 304   Nani Roma   Àlex Haro Mini Axion X-Raid Team 47:03:16 + 1:41:06
7 321   Cyril Despres   David Castera Peugeot Team Peugeot Total 47:11:14 + 1:49:04
8 307   Vladimir Vasilyev   Konstantin Zhiltsov Toyota G-Energy Team 47:23:55 + 2:01:45
9 314   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Peugeot Team Peugeot Total 47:44:19 + 2:22:09
10 323   Harry Hunt   Andreas Schulz Mini All 4 Racing Team 48:33:40 + 3:11:30

TrucksEdit

Pos No. Driver Co-Driver & mechanic Truck Entrant Time Gap
1 501   Gerard de Rooy   Moi Torrallardona
  Darek Rodewald
Iveco Petronas Team de Rooy Iveco 44:42:03
2 500   Ayrat Mardeev   Aydar Belyaev
  Dmitriy Svistunov
Kamaz Kamaz-Master 45:52:30 + 1:10:27
3 514   Federico Villagra   Jorge Pérez Companc
  Andrés Memi
Iveco La Gloriesa Team de Rooy Iveco 46:22:58 + 1:40:55
4 506   Hans Stacey   Serge Bruynkens
  Jan van der Vaet
MAN Eurol/Veka MAN Rally Team 47:05:04 + 2:23:01
5 516   Ton van Genugten   Anton van Limpt
  Peter van Eerd
Iveco Petronas Team de Rooy Iveco 47:13:02 + 2:30:59
6 529   Pascal de Baar   Martin Roesink
  Wouter de Graaf
Renault Mammoet Rallysport 47:46:10 + 3:04:07
7 502   Eduard Nikolaev   Evgeny Yakovlev
  Vladimir Rybakov
Kamaz Kamaz-Master 48:21:26 + 3:39:23
8 533   Jaroslav Valtr   Josef Kalina
  Jiří Štross
Tatra Tatra Buggyra Racing 48:36:33 + 3:54:30
9 510   Pieter Versluis   Marcel Pronk
  Artur Klein
MAN Eurol/Veka MAN Rally Team 48:39:55 + 3:57:52
10 518   Pep Vila   Xavi Colomé
  Marc Torres
Iveco Petronas Team de Rooy Iveco 49:37:07 + 4:55:04

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