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Dakar Rally 2014: Sainz and Chabot both with a successful second stage.



The Buggies of the Red Bull SMG Rally Team quickly discovered their racing rhythm on the grey dunes of El Nihuil as both Carlos Sainz and Ronan Chabot propelled themselves up the leaderboard. Sainz and co-driver Timo Gottschalk started the second day of the Dakar Rally as the fifth car onto the stage but they soon found themselves at the front of the pack after passing their rivals.

A fast track in the early part of the stage allowed Buggy #303 to quicken the race pace before the pair of former Dakar winners later dominated the dunes of El Nihuil at the conclusion of the day.

"We knew that today’s stage would be different from yesterday and that fits in with our approach of taking the rally day-by-day," said Carlos Sainz. "We understood that it would be a much quicker stage and it was a matter of maintaining a good speed. We tried hard and we passed everyone in front of us to find ourselves opening the road. We’re happy that the Buggy is driving well and we are very well placed in the standings."

His navigator Timo Gottschalk added: "The main part of the stage was really fast and then there were dunes at the end so we were happy to come through all of these sections with no problems. Everyday our confidence in our car’s reliability and speed are increasing. We also know that there are days to come that will suit our Buggy better than the cars of our rivals. We were the first car to reach the dunes so we both had to be alert to do a good job during a difficult section."

Also making up time was Buggy #312, containing Ronan Chabot and co-driver Gilles Pillot. The Frenchmen sped through the first sandy section of this year’s Dakar as they overtook a dozen cars on the route from San Luis to San Rafael.

"We had a problem yesterday which meant we started behind a lot of other cars today," reported Chabot. "When we reached the dunes we had some room to manoeuvre and much better speed than the cars in front, we jumped from 19th to 7th and it was great fun to drive our Buggy today. We were speeding up the side of each dune and jumping over the crest. Now I can’t wait to do it all again."

The second place result on Stage Two sees Carlos Sainz as runner-up in the overall standings with less than half a minute separating himself and race leader Stephane Peterhansel. Meanwhile, Ronan Chabot put his problems on the first stage behind him to record a seventh place finish to rejoin the business end of the race.

It was sand on the menu today but it will be mountains tomorrow as the Dakar travels through the foothills of the Andes. In the shadow of the mighty Aconcagua, the Red Bull SMG Rally Team will drive their Buggies along perilous mountain ridges on Stage Three.

Daily results SS02 San Luis - San Rafael 359 km

PL
DRIVER / CODRIVER
RALLYCAR
TIME
DIFF
01
Peterhansel / Cottret (F/F)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
03:52:05
00:00:00
02
Sainz / Gottschalk (ES/D)
SMG Gache Buggy
03:52:51
00:00:46
03
De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz (RSA/D)
Toyota Hilux
03:57:39
00:05:34
04
Roma / Perin (ES/F)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
03:59:30
00:07:25
05
Al Attiyah / Cruz (QT/ES)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
03:59:49
00:07:44
06
Terranova / Fiuza (ARG/PT)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
04:04:46
00:12:41
07
Chabot / Pillot (F/F)
SMG Gache Buggy
04:06:08
00:14:03
08
Lavieille / Garcin (F/F)
Great Wall Haval
04:11:43
00:19:38
09
Alvarez / Graue (ARG/ARG)
Ford Ranger
04:18:05
00:26:00
10
Varela / Gugelmin (BR/BR)
Mitsubishi ASX
04:20:11
00:28:06

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Dakar Rally 2014: Xavier Foj and Toyota achieves third place in T2 cars class. | 20.01.2014 19:56 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Honda Team HRC satisfied with 2014, begins work for 2015. | 20.01.2014 19:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: GWM/Haval achieves another Top 10 position in Dakar 2014. | 20.01.2014 19:38 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Solid finish for Lucio Alvarez and new Ford Racing team. | 20.01.2014 19:32 |




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 |




Dakar Rally 2014: No surprises for Speedbrain team in Atacama stage 11. | 17.01.2014 01:41 |




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 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Team Dessoude with the last two cars reached the finish SS10. | 16.01.2014 22:46 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Ford´s Alvarez - "We handled it well and did a good job". | 16.01.2014 22:42 |




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 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Great Wall Haval and Lavieille moves up after Stage 10. | 16.01.2014 20:27 |




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




Dakar Rally 2014: Mini´s are leading 1-2-3, second stagewin for Al Attiyah. | 16.01.2014 01:55 |




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 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Coma continues to lead the Dakar after SS10 Antofagasta. | 15.01.2014 22:26 |




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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