Dakar 2016, stage 3: Loeb returns to impose on a fast stage

Dakar 2016: etapa 3 Termas de Río Hondo - Jujuy

Sébastien Loeb

Yesterday was the third stage of the Dakar Rally 2016 between Termas de Rio Hondo and Jujuy. In this stage, which is the prelude to the marathon stage today between Jujuy and Jujuy, the organization has also decided to trim 112 of 314 kilometres of special, leaving the timed section in 202 miles. A very muddy it has been the reason that the organization of the Dakar 2016 has decided to shorten the special.

This has turned out to be a very quick, where the navigation has not been very important. This is shown by the fact that pilots beginners with origin of the world rally championship, as Loeb, Hirvonen or Prokop have achieved good positions. The French has been second for the second consecutive time and leads now the Dakar 2016 in his year debut.

Spanish penalized

Dakar 2016: etapa 3 Termas de Río Hondo - Jujuy

Mikko Hirvonen

Joan Barreda it was in this third stage, the stage winner in the bike category, putting the leader of the general. The good news was short-lived, as the organization imposed a penalty 1 minute for speeding in an area controlled by radar, leaving him seventh on the stage 3 and third overall. Gerard Farrés was 7th and Txomin Arana 11th, while Laia Sanz came in the finish line in 18th position after losing time due to a slight fall.

In quads there are very few differences in the time and the south african Baranwanath took the stage between Termas de Rio Hondo and Jujuy, followed by the chilean Casale and the well known Lucas Bonetto. The pilot Alejandro Patronelli, one of the favorites, has also suffered a small accident today.

Dakar 2016: etapa 3 Termas de Río Hondo - Jujuy

Alejandro Patronelli

In the car stage, as we have said, has returned to fall into the hands of Sebastien Loeb. For Peugeot also seems to be a good year, because Carlos Sainz was second yesterday, although a penalty of 1 minute made it back up to the post room, leaving his position to Al-Attiyah, followed by Giniel de Villiers. Nani roma crossed the finish line in 13th position.

In the category of the largest, the trucks, the Czech Kolomy was the faster wheel of his Tatra, followed by Hans Stacey, first in stage 2 and overall leader. Argentina’s Federico Villagra came on target very near the first two.

Classification Stage 3

Jordi Viladoms Dakar 2016

Jordi Viladoms, 27th in the third stage

Bikes:

Position Pilot Country Brand Time
1 Kevin Benavides Australia Honda 02:31:03
2nd Paulo Gonçalves Portugal Honda +00:00:26
3rd Antoine Meo France KTM +00:00:27

Quads:

Position Pilot Country Brand Time
1 Brian Baranwanath south Africa Yamaha 02:42:35
2nd Ignacio Casale Chile Yamaha +00:01:04 (1 min penalty)
3rd Lucas Bonetto Argentina Honda +00:04:37

Dakar 2016: etapa 3 Termas de Río Hondo - Jujuy

Giniel de Villiers with his new Toyota Hilux

Cars:

Position Pilot Country Brand Time
1 Sebastien Loeb France Peugeot 02:09:39
2nd Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar MINI +00:01:25
3rd Giniel de Villiers south Africa Toyota +00:02:02

Truck:

Position Pilot Country Brand Time
1 Martin Kolomy Czech Republic Tatra 01:42:40
2nd Hans Stacey the Netherlands MAN +00:00:17
3rd Federico Villadra Argentina Iveco +00:00:54

Overall Rating

Dakar 2016: etapa 3 Termas de Río Hondo - JujuyBikes:

Position Pilot Country Brand Time
1 Stefan Svitko Slovakia KTM 06:27:04 (1 min penalty)
2nd Kevin Benavides Australia Honda +00:00:34
3rd Joan Barreda Spain Honda +00:00:46 (1 min penalty)

Quads:

Position Pilot Country Brand Time
1 Ignacio Casale Chile Yamaha 07:01:40 (1 min penalty)
2nd Brian Baranwanath south Africa Yamaha +00:02:56
3rd Marcelo Medeiros Brazil Yamaha +00:07:58 (2 min penalty)

Dakar 2016: etapa 3 Termas de Río Hondo - JujuyCars:

Position Pilot Country Brand Time
1 Sebastien Loeb France Peugeot 06:01:42
2nd Giniel de Villiers south Africa Toyota +00:05:03
3rd Stéphane Peterhansel France Peugeot +00:05:15

Truck:

Position Pilot Country Brand Time
1 Hans Stacey the Netherlands MAN 06:03:15 (2 min penalty)
2nd Pieter Versluis the Netherlands MAN +00:00:26
3rd Federico Villadra Argentina Iveco +00:01:21