Dakar 2016, stage 2: Loeb is imposed in a stage marked by the mud

Dakar 2016 etapa 2

Sébastien Loeb has won the stage of today

Dakar 2016 has already begun. After cancelled yesterday, the first stage between Rosario and Villa Carlos Paz by the bad weather conditions, today the pilots of the Dakar have embarked on the second stage of this edition, although for practical purposes, can be regarded as the first. Have been close to 800 miles between Villa Carlos Paz and Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina), with routes separated for bikes and quads and cars and trucks, with 450 kilometres of special scheduled for the first and 510 for the second.

today has been a stage relatively easy, very fast, although at kilometer 182 of the special many pilots have been found with serious problems in a short stretch with the clay, some of it sentenced the race. The last part of the special, of about 90 kilometers, has been canceled by the organization due to the bad weather conditions of The el Niño phenomenon, which in this edition of the Dakar 2016 will be talking about.

Loeb gives a blow on the table

Sébastien Loeb Dakar

Sebastien Loeb

Without a doubt, the stage victory of Sebastien Loeb, that made its debut in the Dakar 2016 with Peugeot, is the owner of the day. The French rider has proven its worth to the steering wheel, although this has been a stage easy for him, very similar to what is used in your step for the WRC. Will have to see how he responds tomorrow, you’ll need to open the track, which could complicate the situation, both for her “inexperience” in this type of competition as his faithful co-driver, Daniel Elena.

Loeb has been able to avoid the mud, though Nani Roma has not raced so much luck. Lost almost all of the options to become champion of the Dakar in 2016, to have stayed stuck in the mud for 43 minutes. The Catalan driver was avoiding the area smothered by out of the way, but by avoiding a few viewers have wanted to cross over to the opposite side of the road, with such bad luck to stand, arriving at the finish in 44th position. Carlos Sainz has come to 14th due to some electrical problems that have caused the engine of his Peugeot to stop, losing about 12 minutes worth.

Toby Price ha sido el ganador en la etapa de motos

Toby Price has been the winner in the category of bikes

In the category of bikes, the mud has also caused problems some pilots, among them Jordi Viladoms. The australian Toby Price has been the winner, followed by Faria and Duclos. Barreda, who opened the track, has been seventh. In quads the chilean Ignacio Casale has been imposed, today, being, year after year, one of the favorites next to Rafal Sonik and Patronelli.

In trucks, the stage has been to the MAN of Hans Stacey and Pieter Versluis, which have been first and second, respectively. De Rooy with his Iveco has been third, while the dangerous Kamaz of Mardeev, Nikolaev and Karginov have occupied positions 8, 9 and 10 of the stage, waiting to give authentic war.

Classification Stage 2

Dakar 2016 etapa 2Bikes:

  1. Toby Price (Australia), Honda, 03:46:24
  2. Ruben Faria (Portugal), Husqvarna, +00:01:20 (+00:01:00 penalty)
  3. Alain Duclos (France), Sherco, +00:01:51

Quads:

  1. Ignacio Casale (Chile), Yamaha, 04:10:47
  2. Brian Baranwanath (South Africa), Yamaha, +00:03:49
  3. Alejandro Patronelli (Argentina), Yamaha, +00:03:58

Dakar 2016 etapa 2

Ignacio Casale

Cars:

  1. Sebastien Loeb (France), Peugeot, 03:45:46
  2. Stéphane Peterhansel (France), Peugeot, +00:02:23
  3. Giniel de Villiers (south Africa), Toyota, +00:03:01

Truck:

  1. Hans Stacey (Netherlands), MAN, 04:18:18
  2. Pieter Versluis (the Netherlands), MAN, +00:00:48
  3. Gerard de Rooy (Holland), Iveco, +00:03:01

Overall Rating

Dakar 2016 etapa 2Bikes:

  1. Toby Price (Australia), Honda, 03:53:09
  2. Ruben Faria (Portugal), Husqvarna, +00:01:02 (+00:01:00 penalty)
  3. Alain Duclos (France), Sherco, +00:01:53

Quads:

  1. Ignacio Casale (Chile), Yamaha, 04:18:01
  2. Brian Baranwanath (South Africa), Yamaha, +00:04:00
  3. Alejandro Patronelli (Argentina), Yamaha, +00:04:06

Dakar 2016 etapa 2Cars:

  1. Sebastien Loeb (France), Peugeot, 03:52:03
  2. Stéphane Peterhansel (France), Peugeot, +00:02:23
  3. Giniel de Villiers (south Africa), Toyota, +00:03:01

Truck:

  1. Hans Stacey (Netherlands), MAN, 04:18:18
  2. Pieter Versluis (the Netherlands), MAN, +00:00:48
  3. Gerard de Rooy (Holland), Iveco, +00:03:01