Dakar 2017, stage 3: Victory and leadership for Joan Barreda


70 miles of navigation have been more than enough
for that Joan Barreda get your first win in this Dakar and step
to claim the leadership of the Dakar 2017 in the category of motorcycles. The Honda pilot, which all
lights has been reserved during the first two stages, has opened the jar
the essences
and in a first section of the third stage a memorable one, has
endorsed by more than 13 minutes for all their direct rivals. Toby Price, leading to the
start of the day, it has been left 22:51 minutes
to your arrival at the end of the special stage located in San Salvador de Jujuy.


The third special stage between San Miguel de Tucumán and San Salvador de Jujuy had two sections well differentiated -to the margin of the neutralised zone – and Joan Barreda has taken the area of off-piste and pure navigation the start of the stage to amass a large advantage after the errors of Toby Price and Matthias Walkner, an advantage that has remained during the rest of the day in full ascension up to almost 5000 meters of altitude. Before arriving at the neutralization and displaying his style of enduro, the rider of HRC had an advantage of more than 10 minutes behind Sam Sunderland and nearly 20 minutes with Toby Price.

A trend that was maintained until the end of the stage, while Joan Barreda got a final time of 4:22:41, a record that was good for beat Sam Sunderland 13:29 minutes. Pierre Renet closed the podium of the stage with the Husqvarna after taking advantage of his position delayed output and yield in goal 16:30 minutes. Paul Quintanilla and Paulo Goncalves with a time very similar off the top five of the stage, while Franco Caimi and Adrien Van Beveren managed to sneak sixth and seventh after overtaking the Spanish Gerard Farrés for a little over a minute. Behind these, Toby Price closed the day with 22:51 minutes of lost, although ahead of Ricky Brabec, Matthias Walkner and Stefan Svitko.

Despite the contrasts that offered the special of today, the
third stage of the Dakar has been very positive for the interests of the spaniards.
In addition to the victory of Joan Barreda and the top ten of Gerard Farrés, Laia Sanz
has finished seventh in 35:42 of his fellow countryman
, just behind Joan Pedrero, while Armand
Monleón has closed the day at 38:51 of the head. All in all, the team
Himoinsa has become to accuse them of problems and after the withdrawal of Antonio Ramos, today
Ivan Cervantes has suffered mechanical problems
that you have wasted more than 1 hour of time at the end of the day, closing the day just behind his team mate Antonio Gimeno.

  • Query the results of the third stage of the Dakar in the motorcycle category.


In competition…

  • Query the results of the third stage of the Dakar in the category of quad bikes.