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Dakar Rally 2014: Cyril Despres with small crash on Friday but finished 5th.



After a difficult couple of days for the Yamaha Factory Racing, Michael Metge gave the team something to cheer about by posting his best Dakar stage finish to date, a fine third place coming into the rest day bivouac at Salta.

Starting behind him this morning, Cyril Despres arrived just behind him in 5th (at 02:55 minutes). Overall Marc Coma maintains his lead with Olivier Pain 6th (at 1h43) Cyril Despres 11th (at 2h24) and Michael Metge 13th (at 3h16).

"After Thursday’s problems I started 17th this morning and obviously had quite a lot of dust to contend with over the first 100 or so kilometers - fortunately most of the riders who I caught were very fair play and let me through," Cyril Despres reported.

"At kilometer 35 I had a small crash and burst my camel back which meant I had nothing to drink. The only solution was to ‘borrow’ a couple of bottles off spectators at the side of the piste. Then at kilometer 210 I came across the spot where Lopez had his crash. Looking at where he came off it must have been a big one!"

Teammate Michael Metge said: "Friday morning, at the start of the first special, Cyril said to me ‘enjoy yourself’ by which he meant ‘ride your own race’. Then when we saw each other again at the refuelling he compared the amount of dust we each had on our jackets and said, ‘maybe you should calm down a little’."

"And that pretty much sums up the conflicting demands of racing a motorcycle on the Dakar. You have to ‘enjoy’ yourself on the bike, feel relaxed and happy, to ride well, but at the same time you have to set yourself limits, ride at a percentage of your maximum ability. I’m naturally really pleased with the result, but what the lesson I learnt today was much more important."

Bikes overall results after SS06 Tucuman - Salta 260 km

PL
DRIVER
RALLYBIKE
TIME
DIFF
01
Coma, Marc (ES)
KTM
23:08:00
00:00:00
02
Barreda Bort, Joan (ES)
Honda
23:50:17
00:42:17
03
Duclos, Alain (F)
Sherco
24:08:58
01:08:09
04
Viladoms, Jordi (ES)
KTM
24:16:09
01:08:09
05
Israel Esquerre, Jeremias (CHL)
Honda Speedbrain
24:41:28
01:33:28
06
Pain, Olivier (F)
Yamaha
24:51:08
01:43:08
07
Przygonski, Jakub (PL)
KTM
24:57:59
01:49:59
08
Rodrigues, Helder (PT)
Honda
25:09:24
02:01:24
09
Casteu, David (F)
Yamaha
25:20:05
02:12:05
10
Gouet, Daniel (CHL)
Honda
25:25:26
02:17:26

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2014/01/12 | 14:25 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/YF











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Dakar Rally 2014: De Villiers and Dabrowski as 4th and 7th best Toyotas. | 19.01.2014 21:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: 2013 winner Cyril Despres finishing fourth after tough race. | 19.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ronan Chabot and Gilles Pillot in fast finish in the Dakar. | 19.01.2014 21:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team El Martillo Racing finished in their first Dakar Rally. | 19.01.2014 20:15 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Riwald Dakar Team crosses the finish line in Valparaiso. | 19.01.2014 20:01 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:45 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:43 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS12 on Friday | 18.01.2014 00:42 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Orlando Terranova celebrates his first stage win in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:51 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Strong show from Argentine Alvarez in arid Atacama in SS11. | 17.01.2014 02:21 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team HRC riders overcome long stage and maintain posis. | 17.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Third stage victory for overall bikes leader Marc Coma. | 17.01.2014 01:47 |




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Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 01:36 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 17.01.2014 00:31 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS11 on Thursday | 16.01.2014 23:25 |




Dakar Rally 2014: The tenth stage brought gold - Stagewin for Czech Loprais. | 16.01.2014 22:48 |




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Dakar Rally 2014: Carlos Sainz "I'm really disappointed to be out of the race". | 16.01.2014 21:17 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini 22nd after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:32 |




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Dakar Rally 2014: Iveco-pilot Gerard de Rooy still on the lead after SS10. | 16.01.2014 20:00 |




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Dakar Rally 2014 BLOG: Dongfeng Challenge heading forward to Antofagasta. | 16.01.2014 01:54 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS10 Wednesday | 16.01.2014 00:29 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Spectacular double for Honda - Barreda still second overall. | 15.01.2014 23:40 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Bad luck for Speedbrain - Israel Esquerre out after crash. | 15.01.2014 23:37 |




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Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:52 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS10 on Wednesday | 15.01.2014 21:23 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: TRUCKS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 15.01.2014 01:16 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: CARS daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 23:14 |




Dakar Rally 2014 RESULTS: BIKES daily and overall after SS09 on Tuesday | 14.01.2014 22:33 |




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