Dakar 2017, stage 11: Paulo Gonçalves wins in Río Cuarto


The eleventh stage of the Dakar 2017 held between San Juan and Rio
Fourth has left the victory for Paulo Gonçalves in the motorcycle category. The
the Portuguese pilot of Honda has led the doublet of the japanese firm, all
while Joan Barreda has finished at the 1:09 your partner. Despite
this result, Sam Sunderland is just a stage of taking your first
after saving the pitfalls of today with solvency. In the category of
quads, Sergey Karyakin has not succumbed to the pressure and rode towards their first
title on the Dakar.


Paulo Gonçalves took advantage of his position output in the
the first section of the special. The Portuguese surrendered at a good level in the area of dunes
and in an open ground, which allowed him to hold his advantage in the second
section of the day, starring tracks WRC type. In the end, Paulo Gonçalves
closed the day with a time of 3:18:47
, registration, serving to
beat Joan Barreda by 1:09, though the Spanish rider was much faster
in the final stretch of the day. All in all, Adrien Van Beveren closed the podium of the
, a result which also serve to secure the third position of the

A podium that has lost Gerard Farrés and for that you will have to fight on the last day. However, the difference between Adrien Van Beveren and the pilot of Himoinsa Racing is only 12 seconds, the entire time Farrés has finished fourth in the stage 6:04 minutes behind the winner. Fifth for its part, has been Sam Sunderland, in a result that leaves him in a sigh of the ‘Touareg’. The KTM rider was able to maintain the calm, appeasing and not to make mistakes to end up giving in 7:25 with respect to Gonçalves, record that has enabled him to overcome to Renet and to the Honda of Michael Metge and Franco Caimi.

The margin of Barreda and Farrés, the day has not been
especially positive for the interests of the spaniards, to a large extent by the
neglect of Ivan Cervantes
. The pilot of Himoinsa suffered a fall in the
the first part of the special, with such bad luck that the damage to his KTM not
allowed its continuity. has Also fallen Joan Pedrero, although the pilot of Sherco has been able to complete to 12:07 of the head. For his part, Laia Sanz has ended the day with 22:49
minutes with respect to Gonçalves
, in another sign of the increasing rate it has had since the day of rest. In addition, Ivan Cervántes finished 32:59 minutes.

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