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Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014


Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014


Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014


Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014













































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Dakar Rally 2014: The Cyril Despres disaster and the Carlos Sainz Show.






Stage 4 of the 2014 Dakar on Wednesday saw Juan Pedrero take his maiden win at the end of a special which dealt Cyril Despres’ prospects a severe blow. The Frenchman slipped down the general classification after conceding over 40 minutes to his rivals. Carlos Sainz, who turned the race on its head after spending the entire stage on the attack, grabbed the win and leapfrogged Roma to take the overall lead.

After a few stages in which he had let Joan Barreda steal the limelight during Francisco "Chaleco" López decided enough was enough and pounded his fist on the table during the fourth special, part two of the motorcycles' marathon stage. The Chilean rider pulled out all the stops from the beginning and led the way at each CP. Even though it was not good enough for a twelfth Dakar stage win, his strong ride allowed him to claw back lots of time.

Meanwhile, Spain's Joan Barreda lost precious minutes due to a navigation error, although he managed to limit the damage by pushing his motorcycle hard towards the end. He now holds a slim lead in the general classification, 3:10 minutes ahead of Marc Coma, who produced a virtuoso performance in today's stage.

Just behind them on the course was Juan Pedrero, who showed he has outgrown his previous role as Marc Coma's lieutenant at KTM by lighting the fireworks and bringing his Sherco across the finish line 29 seconds faster than López. The Catalan rider, no longer an overall threat, took his maiden Dakar win in Chilecito.

The fourth day of the 2014 Dakar was also a rude awakening for some of the big names, including the defending champion himself. Cyril Despres maintained an ideal pace throughout most of the stage but blew up with about 12 kilometers to go and could only watch as his rivals and other nearby riders disappear into the distance.

The five-time winner now has a 41-minute deficit to Barreda in the general classification. With a history of amazing comebacks, it is too early to write Despres off, but his task has just become even more difficult than he had imagined. A real downer for sure, but Despres was still luckier than stage 2 winner Sam Sunderland, who had to give up after the engine of his Honda broke down.

Nani Roma set off from San Juan at 7:20 am local time, opening the road as the leader of the car category. Two timed sections (217 and 284 km, respectively) and a 157 km timed section later, the man at the wheel of the no. The Mini reached Chilecito as Carlos Sainz's second-in-command in the general classification.

The car race was turned on its head again as Carlos Sainz and his SMG buggy blasted the hierarchy established in yesterday's puncture-marred stage into smithereens. The Spaniard went flat out from beginning to end to take his 26th Dakar win. No-one was able to match Sainz's pace, with second place going to an astonishing Stéphane Peterhansel, who never gave up despite multiple punctures, and third place going to another daredevil, Nasser Al-Attiyah, 13:19 mins back.

The big loser of today's stage was none other than Nani Roma, who lost the overall lead after finishing fourth, 14:08 mins behind his rival from Madrid. Although he is still very much in the race (second, 2:06 mins behind Sainz), today's special laid bare Roma's limitations. The narrow gaps at the top, with Al-Attiyah at 6:56 and the fiery Terranova at 13:08, set the stage for a clash of titans, with Peterhansel (fifth at 18:10) ready to bounce back into the fray.

The truck race saw another epic fight, with Gerard de Rooy coming out on top. The Dutchman's 26th career win at the Dakar, his second this year, strengthens his grip on the lead. Nevertheless, his 26-minute margin still leaves the race wide open, especially for second-placed Marcel van Vliet. Even tiny problems can quickly become big when driving a truck.

BIKES Overall results SS04 San Juan - Chilecito 352 km

PL
DRIVER
RALLYBIKE
TIME
DIFF
01
Barreda Bort, Joan (ES)
Honda
15:39:53
00:00:00
02
Coma, Marc (ES)
KTM
15:43:03
00:03:10
03
Lopez Contardo, Francisco (CHL)
KTM
15:45:05
00:05:12
04
Duclos, Alain (F)
Sherco
16:05:48
00:25:55
05
Pain, Olivier (F)
Yamaha
16:09:31
00:29:38
06
Despres, Cyril (F)
Yamaha
16:21:10
00:41:17
07
Casteu, David (F)
KTM
16:22:10
00:42:17
08
Israel Esquerre, Jeremias (CHL)
Honda Speedbrain
16:26:26
00:46:33
09
Viladoms, Jordi (ES)
KTM
16:29:07
00:49:14
10
Przygonski, Jakub (PL)
KTM
16:34:45
00:54:52

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CARS Overall results SS04 San Juan - Chilecito 352 km

PL
DRIVER / CODRIVER
RALLYCAR
TIME
DIFF
01
Sainz / Gottschalk (ES/D)
SMG Gache Buggy
14:52:47
00:00:00
02
Roma / Perin (ES/F)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
14:54:53
00:02:06
03
Al Attiyah / Cruz (QT/ES)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
14:59:43
00:06:56
04
Terranova / Fiuza (ARG/PT)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
15:05:55
00:13:08
05
Peterhansel / Cottret (F/F)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
15:10:57
00:18:10
06
De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz (RSA/D)
Toyota Hilux
15:31:57
00:39:10
07
Lavieille / Garcin (F/F)
Great Wall Haval
15:39:07
00:46:20
08
Villagra / Perez Companc (ARG/ARG)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
15:39:59
00:47:12
09
Holowczyc / Zhiltsov (PL/RUS)
X-raid Mini All4 Racing
15:59:47
01:07:00
10
Dabrowski / Czachor (PL)
Toyota Hilux Overdrive
16:11:31
01:18:44

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TRUCKS Overall results SS04 San Juan - Chilecito 352 km

PL
DRIVER / CODRIVER
RALLYTRUCK
TIME
DIFF
01
De Rooy/Colsoul/Rodewald (NL)
Iveco Proto
16:17:33
00:00:00
02
Van Vliet/Pronk/Klein (NL)
MAN Proto
16:53:45
00:36:12
03
Karginov/Mokeev/Devyatkin (RUS)
Kamaz Master
16:58:14
00:40:41
04
Nikolaev/Yakovlev/Rybakov (RUS)
Kamaz Master
17:14:36
00:57:03
05
Stacey/Ruf/Der Kinderen (NL)
Iveco Trakker
17:17:15
00:59:42
06
Shibalov/Amatych/Khisamiev (RUS)
Kamaz Master
17:23:48
01:06:15
07
Loprais/Bruynkens/Pustejovsky (CZ)
Tatra Proto
17:26:43
01:09:10
08
Kolomy/Kilian/Kilian (CZ)
Tatra 815
17:28:52
01:11:19
09
Viazovich/Neviarovich/Haranin (BY)
MAZ Proto
17:39:33
01:22:00
10
Sotnikov/Mizyukaev/Afer (RUS)
Kamaz Master
17:49:39
01:32:06

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2014/01/09 | 01:42 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/ASO











Dakar Rally 2014: Nani Roma und Michel Périn win the legendary desert rally. | 20.01.2014 20:07 |




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 |




Dakar Rally 2014: Gerard De Rooy 2nd in SS08 with only a little loss of time. | 14.01.2014 22:31 |




















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