Dakar 2016, stage 6: Barreda says goodbye to the Touareg, Peterhansel leader


The Dakar returned to the Salar de Uyuni and again it was
decisive, despite being skirted rather than crossed. The motorcycle category
there has been a shift with , the problems of engine Joan Barreda and quads the
brothers Patronelli they are in control after the withdrawal through injury of Ignacio
Casale. Where the script does not change is in the category of cars where Stéphane
Peterhansel has achieved the victory ahead of Carlos Sainz
. Only Yazeed
Al-Rajhi with his third place has avoided the third triplet in a row of the
Peugeot 2008 DKR16. Sébastien Loeb was fourth.


Peugeot has no rival and the sixth stage around the Salar de Uyuni has been a finding of it. The French firm is still monopolizing the wins, and their pilots will alternate on the top of the classification. Stéphane Peterhansel won the sixth stage and is new leader in the category of cars. The French rider completed the stage in 5 hours, 1 minute and 7 seconds, surpassing in just 17 seconds over Carlos Sainz. The defeated on this occasion has been Sébastien Loeb. The frenchman has left at 8:15 in goal, being surpassed even by Yazeed Al-Rajhi.

Sébastien Loeb opening track and that he has been penalized. Carlos Sainz was not slow to give hunting and in the final stretch of the stage, the nine times champion of the WRC has had to leave the English, in the same way that Stéphane Peterhansel. However, Loeb is maintained at 27 seconds of his compatriot and will go fourth in the stage of tomorrow, which can bring you great benefits. This is possible because Yazeed Al-Rajhi has been cast party, avoiding a new triplet of Peugeot. The pilot Arabic with the Toyota Hilux is the only one that is close to the 2008 DRK16.

In fact, Nasser Al-Attiyah in fifth position has been left 8:51 and Nani Roma who has been sixth that has lost 11 minutes with respect to Peterhansel. A clear example of the current situation and level of performance of the Peugeot 2008 DKR16 in front of the Mini All4 Racing. Orlando Terranova and Mikko Hirvonen have ended in the wake of his team-mates in a stage marked by the problems. Guerlain Chicherit has not come to the sixth stage with the buggy X-Raid for ‘security issues’. For his part, Christian Lavieille with the Renault Duster has dragged technical problems from the start of the stage.

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Hans Stacey has the victory stage with the MAN. The pilot Dutch has been the strongest in Uyuni and ended the day with a time of 2 hours, 55 minutes and 35 seconds. Gerard de Rooy finished 7 seconds ahead of his countryman, while Pieter Versluis with other of the MAN have been third party, closing the triplet Dutch. Despite the efforts and to show a better face, Kamaz has not been able to repeat the victory harvested yesterday. Nikolaev, Stonikov, Karginov and Mardeev have been fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth with losses between 2 and 4 minutes.

Federico Villagra has been the ninth. The argentine has lost 4:26 with regard to Stacey and that has cost him the leadership, which has fallen into the hands of the own winner of the stage. For his part, Pep Vila has crossed the finish line in the fifteenth position with a loss of 11:59 behind the winner of this sixth day. With these results, Hans Stacey is back in the lead with a margin of 59 seconds on Versluis and 4:05 on Villagra. The fourth contender to the victory is Gerard de Rooy with 5:36 minutes lost. The three Kamaz stronger are 12 minutes.

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Honda and KTM, the joy will by sides. Training japanese had mastered the first stages of the Dakar rally, while KTM had hoped, hidden. Now, the tables have changed. Toby Price has achieved the victory in the sixth stage with a time of 5 hours, 51 minutes and 48 seconds, a record that serves to be located at 35 seconds of Paulo Gonçalves in the general. The Portuguese rider is now the spearhead of the Team HRC all time your other option has been ruled out. Joan Barreda with engine problems says good-bye to any option of fighting for the ‘Touareg’.

Joan Barreda stopped at km 203 of the special for a breakdown. The official pilot of HRC suffered a serious problem in their propeller and had to wait for his partner Paolo Ceci, which has ultimately towed to your head of rows. However, with more than 300 kilometres of special ahead, any option of the citys is completely turned off. Ruben Faria by a wrist fracture after a fall and Ivan Jakes with knee problems have said goodbye to the Dakar, as Alessandro Barbero and Eric Croquelois. The continuity of Wessel Bosman by an accident is in doubt.

Among those who have managed to reach the finish line after the loop around Uyuni, KTM has imposed his law. In addition to the victory of Toby Price, Matthias Walkner finished second at 1:05. Paulo Gonçalves defended his leadership, losing 1 minute and 12 seconds, while Stefan Svitko and Helder Rodrigues completed the ‘top five’ of the stage. Among the spaniards, brilliant stage of Txomin Arana. The pilot vasco has finished seventh in 7:59 of the head. Jordi Viladoms, Joan Pedrero, Laia Sanz, Armand Monleon, and Ivan Cervantes finished in the top 20 finishers of the stage.

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The category of quad bikes has also witnessed its own ‘case Barreda’. Following the signing of a test-boot notable, Ignacio Casale has said goodbye to the Dakar. The chilean rider, who had yesterday’s mechanical problems, he suffered a fall at km 369 of the special. Casale had to be evacuated in a helicopter after confirming the fracture of his collarbone in the accident. This neglect, joined to those of Mohammed Abu-Issa, Rafal Sönik and Marcelo Medeiros leaves the race from the front to the brothers Patronelli. In this sixth stage, Marcos Patronelli has achieved the victory with a margin of 6:39 on his brother Alejandro.

The good results harvested by the argentines, attached to the 28 minutes and 28 seconds that was left by the way Alexis Hernandez allow a change of leader in the category. The peruvian has been guilty of open track and it has dragged problems during the whole stage. In this way, Alejandro Patronelli is the new leader in the quads with an advantage of 2:48 with regard to his brother Mark. Both are the two big favorites to fight with the victory, as the Russian Sergei Karyakin, the only real alternative, at least by the difference in the general.

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