Dakar 2017, stage 5: Sam Sunderland shines in the chaos


A Dakar in South america without neutralizaciones rain is
least Dakar and the fifth stage has been the witness of the early flash floods that have
obliged to anticipate the end of the special to the WP5. The result has been a
day that was played at the sprint and that the chaos has reigned for the
continuous navigation errors of the pilots. Being the pilot more accurate in
your path, Sam Sunderland has scored the triumph the loins of your KTM and step-by scaling the
leadership of the category bikes. For his part, the dutchman Kees Koolen has won
among the quads


Before it was known that WP5 would make a makeshift goal because of the poor state of the land by the rains, the fifth stage of the Dakar had already become a sublime chaos in the motorcycle category. After a meteoric rise in the Joan Barreda was the strongest, the navigation error became key. The leader of HRC Rally lost direction, although it was far from the only driver to lose the way. The leader Pablo Quintanilla or Stefan Svitko also departed from the route ideal, while Matthias Walkner accused syndrome of the right decision and turned back when you had successful with the route.

Committing faults less expensive than its rivals, Sam Sunderland is scoring the victory after scoring the best record in the WP5. The KTM over in 7:07 minutes to Paulo Gonçalves, while the podium in the motorcycle category was closed by Adrien Van Beveren. The action in the Spanish-chaos was also notable all time Joan Pedrero achieved the fourth position, while Gerard Farrés reached the WP5 with the sixth best time, with three minutes lost on the argentine Franco Caimi. The andorran Cristian Spain signed a remarkable eighth square.

despite its problems in the initial part of the stage, Paul Quintanilla was getting close to the stage at 18:12 minutes of Sunderland, record that without preventing the leadership to pass on to the hands of the british pilot, at least it served to save a day very complicated. However, others of the names of the category they lost a lot more time. Xavier De Soultrait almost conceded a half-hour, Michael Metge 31:58 and Matthias Walkner 33:06 minutes. In this line, and after a day of disastrous, Joan Barreda reached the WP5 with a loss of 37:10 minutes. Among the rest of the spaniards, Laia Sanz has left the 48:00 minutes and Ivan Cervantes 52:34.

  • Query the results of the fifth stage of the Dakar in the category of motos.



With a few ingredients that are very similar, Kees Koolen has scored his first victory in the quads after reaching the WP5 with the best time. The pilot Dutch Sweep Racer has passed in 7:06 minutes to the argentinian Gustavo Gallego, while the third place has gone to the frenchman Simon Vice, a result that in principle he is placed as the new leader in the category of quads ahead of Russian Sergey Karyakin, who has only managed to finish seventh on the day after losing 24:11 minutes. Argentina’s Pablo Copetti and the paraguayan Nelson Augusto Sanabria have completed the first five positions.

all in all, in a day of pure survival, there have been victors and vanquished. In the group of the first you can include Ignacio Casale despite the 30:05 minute lost, in the same way that you have also saved the day the argentine Daniel Mazzucco and James Hansen. Can’t say the same for the winner of yesterday’s stage. After the bath of masses that you received on arrival to Bolivia, Walter Nosiglia has had to leave due to problems in the chassis of the quad, which is not even allowed to overcome the WP1 of the stage.

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