The Dakar has come to Bolivia. A change of country and change of
script. In the bikes, KTM has given the return to the tortilla, and has been involved in
the fight with the victory of Toby Price in fifth stage, while in
quads is the new leader after the mechanical problems suffered by Casale and Sönik.
Everything said is not applicable to the category of cars. Third victory of
Sébastien Loeb in the Dakar and the new triplet of Peugeot, which builds up the four
victories of the stages until now. Carlos Sainz continues to demonstrate
a ritmo endiablado.
The marathon stage has not passed bill to Peugeot and the French firm has scored his fourth victory in this Dakar, while maintaining the full Peugeot 2008 DKR16. And again, the triumph speak French, despite the efforts of the only member of the Spanish team. Sébastien Loeb has scored the fifth stage after completing the special in a time of 3 hours, 32 minutes and 34 seconds, to lead by 22 seconds over Carlos Sainz. Stéphane Peterhansel has sealed the hat-trick of Peugeot yielding three minutes to their peers and beating Nasser Al-Attiyah in seven seconds.
despite the excellent performance registered by the Peugeot 2008 DKR16, the word reliability continues to resonate with frequency in the computer, and starting today, it will do so still more. While Loeb, Sainz and Peterhansel are intractable, Cyril Despres has left 50 minutes after suffering a important fault in your buggy. The former ‘motard’ has been able to resume the march, something that has not gotten Carlos Sousa. The Portuguese has had an output of track at km 188 and the Mitsubishi ASX #309 has been trapped in a hole.
Among those who have reached the goal -situated 7 kilometres earlier than planned – no problem, Leeroy Poulter has finished in fifth positionn. The south african has turned out to be the best driver of the Toyota, though by the way has stopped 6 minutes and 7 seconds. Mikko Hirvonen has finished sixth, ahead of Giniel de Villiers. With her best stage to date, Robby Gordon was eighth with the Gordini. Despite the good work of the american pilot, has left more than nine minutes with Loeb. The top ten have closed Ten Brinke and Orlando Terranova. Nani Roma has been eleventh.
- Query the results of the fifth stage of the Dakar in the car category.
The truck category is still disputing the special. We will update with the arrival of the first participants at the end of the misma.
¡KTM has become! If it ever went… The signature of austria has filled the top positions in the fifth stage of the Dakar and closed the second part of the marathon stage to dampen the thrust of the HRC. Toby Price has scored the victory after you complete the special stage in 4 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds. His team-mate Antonie Meo finished second in 2:21, although it is likely to receive a sanction of failure in the course in the final part of the stage. Stefan Svitko with the private drive and Matthias Walkner have closed the poker of KTM.
tyre management has been key, and on this occasion the pilots of HRC have suffered the most. Joan Barreda finished fifth at 5:57 of the head, while Paulo Gonçalves has closed the day at almost 9 minutes of the head. Despite this, the Portuguese rider keeps the lead in the overall with a 1:45 advantage over Svitko and 1:47 on Toby Price. With today’s results, the top five move in a range in three minutes. The victim of the fifth stage has been Kevin Benavides after losing 11:16.
Remarkable stage for the Spanish. In addition to the fifth place, Joan Barreda on the Honda CRF450 Rally, Joan Pedrero has finished ninth in 7:36. With a time almost identical, Gerard Farrés, Txomin Arana, Jordi Viladoms and Armand Monleón have crept among the top 20. A ‘top twenty’ which has closed Laia Sanz. The pilot Spanish has been completed in 12 minutes and 37 of the head, a recording which allows you to be among the ‘ top 20 ‘motards’ once past the marathon stage. For his part, Ivan Cervantes finished the stage despite desamayarse in the middle of the same.
- Query the results of the fifth stage of the Dakar in the category of motos.
Alexis Hernandez has scored his second victory in a row. The peruvian has completed the stage in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 24 seconds, which not only gives the victory, but also the leadership of the test. The category of quads has undergone a real turnaround during the second part of the marathon stage. Ignacio Casale has suffered an engine problem past the WP8, seeing as all of your options and fight for the ‘Touareg’ is forgotten, with more than a 1 hour and 19 minutes I lost. For his part, Marcelo Madeiros was out after an accident.
But it has not been the only pilot in distress. Rafal Sönik has had to abandon after suffering mechanical problems and Mohammed Abu-Issa, has charged electrical problems. The Polish was dragging problems in the engine of his Yamaha in the past days and finally had to say goodbye to the Dakar. All of these problems, draw a new prism in the category and that can leave beneficiaries are the brothers Patronelli. At this stage, Alejandro Patronelli has been third and his brother Mark eighth. Now Alejandro Patronelli is 48 seconds of Hernandez in the general.
- Query the results of the fifth stage of the Dakar in the category of quad bikes.