2014 Dakar Rally (D-1) – The competitors

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Here is the official list of motorcycle competitors for this year’s event taken from www.dakar.com:

No. Name Make
1 DESPRES CYRIL (FRA) YAMAHA
2 COMA MARC (ESP) KTM
3 BARREDA BORT JOAN (ESP) HONDA
4 VILADOMS JORDI (ESP) KTM
5 LOPEZ CONTARDO FRANCISCO (CHL) KTM
6 PAIN OLIVIER (FRA) YAMAHA
7 RODRIGUES HELDER (PRT) HONDA
8 FARIA RUBEN (PRT) KTM
9 CASTEU DAVID (FRA) KTM
10 GONCALVES PAULO (PRT) HONDA
12 VERHOEVEN FRANS (NLD) YAMAHA
14 PIZZOLITO JAVIER (ARG) HONDA
15 PRZYGONSKI JAKUB (POL) KTM
16 JAKES IVAN (SVK) KTM
17 METGE MICHAEL (FRA) YAMAHA
18 SUNDERLAND SAM (GBR) HONDA
19 SVITKO STEFAN (SVK) KTM
20 ULLEVALSETER PAL ANDERS (NOR) KTM
21 BOTTURI ALESSANDRO (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN
22 DUCLOS ALAIN (FRA) SHERCO
23 PEDRERO GARCIA JUAN (ESP) SHERCO
24 FARRES GUELL GERARD (ESP) GAS – GAS
26 GOUET DANIEL (CHL) HONDA
27 GUASCH MARC (ESP) GAS – GAS
28 KNUIMAN HENK (NLD) KTM
29 DE AZEVEDO JEAN (BRA) HONDA
30 VAN NIEKERK RIAAN (ZAF) KTM
31 CECI PAOLO (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN
32 GRABHAM BEN (AUS) KTM
33 PELLICER JOSE MANUEL (ESP) SUZUKI
34 STANOVNIK MIRAN (SVN) KTM
36 PATRAO MARIO (PRT) SUZUKI
37 DE SOUZA DARIO JULIO (BRA) HONDA
38 ISRAEL ESQUERRE JEREMIAS (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN
39 PABISKA DAVID (CZE) KTM
40 SALVATIERRA JUAN CARLOS (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN
41 PROHENS FELIPE (CHL) YAMAHA
42 PROHENS JAIME (CHL) YAMAHA
43 ZANOTTI ALESSANDRO (SMR) TM
44 OLIVEIRA PEDRO (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN
45 OLIVERAS CARRERAS DANIEL (ESP) GAS – GAS
46 RODRIGUEZ PABLO (ARG) HONDA
47 QUINTANILLA PABLO (CHL) KTM
49 OLIVEIRA VICTOR (PRT) HUSQVARNA
50 SANZ LAIA (ESP) HONDA
51 ARREDONDO FRANCISCO (GTM) KTM
52 RODRIGUEZ CLAUDIO (CHL) HONDA
53 BIANCHI PRATA PEDRO (PRT) HUSQVARNA
55 PASCUAL PABLO OSCAR (ARG) KAWASAKI
56 MENARD JEAN-CHRISTOPHE (FRA) YAMAHA
57 DA COSTA BRUNO (FRA) YAMAHA
58 PUERTAS HERRERA MIGUEL (ESP) GAS – GAS
59 CUMMINGS BRETT (ZAF) KTM
60 VAN GERVEN JAN (NLD) KTM
62 HEILENKOTTER AXEL (CHL) SHERCO
63 ERRAZURIZ FRANCISCO (CHL) SHERCO
64 LAZARD LAURENT (URY) KTM
65 HEINRICH EDUARDO (PER) HONDA
67 VAN PELT ROBERT (NLD) HONDA
68 VESELY JAN (CZE) YAMAHA
69 PAYEN HUGO (FRA) YAMAHA
71 GRACIDA GARZA CARLOS (MEX) HONDA
72 SAGHMEISTER GABOR (SRB) KTM
73 DEMELCHORI DIEGO (ARG) KAWASAKI
74 VOGELS HENRICUS (NLD) KTM
75 O’CONNOR TROY (AUS) KTM
76 CARDONA VAGNONI NICOLAS ALBERTO (VEN) KTM
77 ERASO ANGLADE RAFAEL ERNESTO (VEN) YAMAHA
78 QUERALES MALAVE GUSTAVO ADOLFO (VEN) YAMAHA
79 ONTIVEROS ALBERTO SANTIAGO (ARG) YAMAHA
80 REINIKE MARCO (CHL) KTM
81 BELTRAMI FRANCESCO (ITA) HONDA
82 VALLE OCTAVIO (MEX) KTM
83 CABRERA PATRICIO (CHL) KAWASAKI
84 ZAHN INGO (DEU) KTM
85 PENATE MUNOZ PEDRO (ESP) KTM
86 NASER COLOMBO CRISTIAN (CHL) KTM
87 VELLUTINO CARLO (PER) KTM
88 DE FILIPPO GAETANO (ITA) TM
89 THEURIOT HERVE (FRA) KTM
90 BONY BRUNO (FRA) KTM
91 CID DE LA PAZ PABLO (ARG) BETA
92 JOHNSON MIKE (USA) HONDA
93 DE GROOT RICHARD (NLD) HONDA
94 NAPOLI GIULIO (ITA) BETA
95 MUTELET OLIVIER (FRA) YAMAHA
96 ESCALE ORIOL (ESP) SUZUKI
97 ESCALE GILBERT (ESP) SUZUKI
98 HAMARD STEPHANE (FRA) ….
99 JAY PAUL (GBR) HONDA
100 CROQUELOIS ERIC (FRA) YAMAHA
101 SARMIENTO CERON JUAN ESTEBAN (COL) YAMAHA
102 REEVE DAVID GREGORY (ZMB) KTM
103 DE SOULTRAIT XAVIER (FRA) YAMAHA
104 NAMCHIN LKHAMAA (MNG) KTM
105 BATALLA DAVID (ESP) GAS – GAS
106 GOUNON SERGE (FRA) KTM
107 VAN HEERTUM MELCHIOR (NLD) KTM
108 PEDROLA MARC (ESP) GAS – GAS
109 DEL ZOTTO FLAVIO (ARG) GAS – GAS
110 FUENTES FABRICIO (BOL) YAMAHA
111 ESPINASSE SYLVAIN (FRA) KTM
112 ROMERO FONT ROSA (ESP) YAMAHA
113 SALIDO MEDINA ALBERTO (ESP) YAMAHA
114 PALACIOS JOSE (FRA) KTM
115 PRUNIER PHILIPPE (FRA) YAMAHA
116 HERMET ALAIN (FRA) KTM
117 MEERU MART (EST) HONDA
118 GUYOMARC’H YANNICK (FRA) YAMAHA
120 AMESPIL LEON (ARG) YAMAHA
121 DAVIDSON MARK (AUS) KTM
122 PALANTE ERIC (BEL) HONDA
123 SABBATUCCI PAOLO (ITA) YAMAHA
124 AMBLER RONALD (CHL) KTM
125 GUZMAN BLANCO ENRIQUE (CHL) KTM
126 NIJEN TWILHAAR JAN BASTIAAN (NLD) KTM
127 PETRONE SERGIO MIGUEL (ARG) YAMAHA
128 TORO JUAN SEBASTIAN (COL) YAMAHA
129 JACOBSEN CLAYTON (AUS) KTM
130 GARD GILLES (FRA) YAMAHA
131 DESI JANOS (HUN) KTM
133 TRIISA TOOMAS (EST) HONDA
134 DIENER SHANE (AUS) YAMAHA
135 GUIRAL DEMIAN (ARG) HONDA
136 FUKAKUSA KAZUHITO (JPN) HONDA
137 PERALTA CRISTIAN (CHL) HONDA
138 TOIA DIOCLEZIANO (ITA) KTM
139 QUADE JEFFREY (MEX) KTM
140 MEIER VON SCHIERENBECK ERICK (PER) SUZUKI
141 FERNANDEZ SEBASTIAN (URY) KAWASAKI
142 TALINI FILIPPO (ITA) KTM
143 KHADBAASAN BATBOLD (MNG) BMW
146 DELAUNAY ALAIN (FRA) HONDA
147 REYNAUD YVAN (FRA) HONDA
149 QUIROGA JULIO FEDERICO (ARG) YAMAHA
151 BELAUSTEGUI JUAN MANUEL (ARG) YAMAHA
153 JAMIE SMITH (GBR) KTM
154 MARTI FLIX ENRIC (ESP) GAS – GAS
155 URQUIA SEBASTIAN ALBERTO (ARG) YAMAHA
156 SEMINARA CARLO (ITA) YAMAHA
157 CIAMPI ARIEL (ARG) YAMAHA
159 BRABECK-LETMATHE NICOLAS (AUT) HONDA
160 BLANPAIN JEAN-LOUIS (BEL) KTM
161 MALARTRE DAVID (FRA) YAMAHA
162 BRIOSCHI ALBERTO (ITA) KTM
163 BRIOSCHI MARCO (ITA) KTM
164 GOMEZ BENITEZ JORGE (ESP) BMW
165 ROBERTS ALLAN (AUS) KTM
166 CALDERAY GONZALEZ LUIS CARLOS (ESP) HONDA
167 HARDY PETER (USA) KTM
169 CHIVITE RUIZ JOSE IGNACIO (ESP) YAMAHA
171 ORTIZ YAMIR (CHL) HONDA
173 VIGLIO LUCA (ITA) HONDA
174 ARANA COBEAGA TXOMIN (ESP) YAMAHA
175 BONNET DAMIEN (FRA) YAMAHA
176 MARCIC SIMON (SVN) KTM
177 CATANESE FRANCESCO (ITA) YAMAHA
178 LIBRALESSO PAOLO (ITA) YAMAHA
179 MAJOLI JOERG (DEU) KTM
180 DAMDINKHORLOO BOLDBAATAR (MNG) KTM
181 MAISONNAVE ALEJO (URY) KTM
182 CERDERA SERGIO (ARG) KAWASAKI
183 TIEPPO DAVID (ARG) KTM
184 MORENO KRISTIANSEN MATEO (COL) KTM
185 SALDARRIAGA MARCO ANTONIO (COL) KTM
186 MUGGLETON KEVIN (USA) HONDA
187 VAN SINTEN WALTER (NLD) HONDA
188 MILLET FREDERIC (FRA) KTM
189 TRACCAN THIERRY (FRA) HONDA
190 SENN VAN BASEL HUMPREY (NLD) KTM
191 HOYOS LLACH ALEJANDRO (COL) HONDA
192 MACHLAB ALI (ESP) KTM
195 MASSU FRANCISCO (CHL) YAMAHA
196 VILLARRUBIA JULIAN (ESP) YAMAHA

Some statistics:

  • 196 entrants
  • 63 KTM’s
  • 41 Honda’s
  • 8 Gas – Gas’s
  • 5 Kawasaki’s
  • 5 Suzuki’s
  • 5 Speedbrain’s
  • 4 Sherco’s
  • 2 Beta’s
  • 2 BMW’s
  • 2 Husqvarna’s
  • 2 TM’s

Today (4 January 2014) all competitors will take part in the ‘Grand Start’ in Rosario, Argentina.  The ‘Grand Start’ is a ceremonial start of the rally which gives spectators a chance to see the competitors ‘taking off’ from the start podium.  Competitors will then travel through the spectator-lined streets of Rosario whilst basking in the cheers of their fans.

The real racing will only start tomorrow, 5 January 2014, with the first day’s stage covering just over 800km, 629km of which are liaison sections and 180 km of timed special sections.  The first stage will take competitors from Rosario to San Luis.

I leave you with these awesome images:

Cyril Despres on his Yamaha - www.yamaha-racing.com

Cyril Despres on his Yamaha – www.yamaha-racing.com

Marc Coma on his KTM - blog.ktm.com

Marc Coma on his KTM – blog.ktm.com

 

Joan Barreda Bort on his Honda - www.hondaproracing.com

Joan Barreda Bort on his Honda – www.hondaproracing.com

Stay tuned for more Dakar action!