2014 Dakar Rally – Stage 1

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05/01/2014

After a day of celebrations at the ‘Grand start’ in Rosario, the riders departed early the next morning for what would be the first stage of the 2014 event.  Stage 1 took competitors along some stony sections and blind jumps through the Cordoba region.  The stage consisted of a liaison section of 629km and a timed special section of 180km.  Riders therefore covered a total of just over 800 km for day 1.

Cyril Despres was the first one out at about 04h20, followed by Marc Coma and the rest at 2 minute intervals.  Despres finished the special in 2h27m11s, almost 2 minutes slower than the stage winner, Joan Barreda Bort, and 37 seconds slower then runner-up, Marc Coma, putting him 3rd overall after day 1.  Barreda Bort had a little mishap and came off his bike at kilometer 20 but still managed to be the fastest.

The standings after the first stage:

Pos Name Make Time Variation Penalty
1 003 – JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA 2h25m31s +00:00:00 –:–:–
2 002 – MARC COMA (ESP) KTM 2h26m08s +00:00:37 –:–:–
3 001 – CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA 2h27m11s +00:01:40 –:–:–
4 022 – ALAIN DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO 2h27m27s +00:01:56 –:–:–
5 010 – PAULO GONCALVES (PRT) HONDA 2h27m56s +00:02:25 –:–:–
6 005 – FRANCISCO LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) KTM 2h28m55s +00:03:24 –:–:–
7 023 – JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO 2h29m18s +00:03:47 –:–:–
8 018 – SAM SUNDERLAND (GBR) HONDA 2h30m04s +00:04:33 –:–:–
9 017 – MICHAEL METGE (FRA) YAMAHA 2h30m04s +00:04:33 –:–:–
10 021 – ALESSANDRO BOTTURI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN 2h30m19s +00:04:48 –:–:–
11 032 – BEN GRABHAM (AUS) KTM 2h30m21s +00:04:50 –:–:–
12 008 – RUBEN FARIA (PRT) KTM 2h30m42s +00:05:11 –:–:–
13 009 – DAVID CASTEU (FRA) KTM 2h31m03s +00:05:32 –:–:–
14 004 – JORDI VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 2h31m22s +00:05:51 –:–:–
15 024 – GERARD FARRES GUELL (ESP) GAS – GAS 2h32m08s +00:06:37 –:–:–
16 006 – OLIVIER PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 2h32m18s +00:06:47 –:–:–
17 019 – STEFAN SVITKO (SVK) KTM 2h32m28s +00:06:57 –:–:–
18 012 – FRANS VERHOEVEN (NLD) YAMAHA 2h32m29s +00:06:58 –:–:–
19 014 – JAVIER PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA 2h33m40s +00:08:09 –:–:–
20 015 – KUBA PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 2h33m54s +00:08:23 –:–:–
21 036 – MARIO PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI 2h33m55s +00:08:24 –:–:–
22 007 – HELDER RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA 2h34m29s +00:08:58 –:–:–
23 026 – DANIEL GOUET (CHL) HONDA 2h34m36s +00:09:05 –:–:–
24 038 – JEREMIAS ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN 2h35m20s +00:09:49 –:–:–
25 029 – JEAN DE AZEVEDO (BRA) HONDA 2h36m12s +00:10:41 –:–:–
26 016 – IVAN JAKES (SVK) KTM 2h36m13s +00:10:42 –:–:–
27 030 – RIAAN VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM 2h36m45s +00:11:14 –:–:–
28 027 – MARC GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS 2h37m10s +00:11:39 –:–:–
29 037 – DARIO JULIO DE SOUZA (BRA) HONDA 2h37m18s +00:11:47 –:–:–
30 047 – PABLO QUINTANILLA (CHL) KTM 2h38m33s +00:13:02 –:–:–
31 031 – PAOLO CECI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN 2h39m09s +00:13:38 –:–:–
32 028 – HENK KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM 2h41m44s +00:16:13 –:–:–
33 102 – DAVID GREGORY REEVE (ZMB) KTM 2h41m49s +00:16:18 –:–:–
34 039 – DAVID PABISKA (CZE) KTM 2h41m51s +00:16:20 –:–:–
35 050 – LAIA SANZ (ESP) HONDA 2h42m04s +00:16:33 –:–:–
36 033 – JOSE MANUEL PELLICER (ESP) SUZUKI 2h42m11s +00:16:40 –:–:–
37 046 – PABLO RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA 2h42m46s +00:17:15 –:–:–
38 074 – HENRICUS VOGELS (NLD) KTM 2h43m00s +00:17:29 –:–:–
39 043 – ALESSANDRO ZANOTTI (SMR) TM 2h43m23s +00:17:52 –:–:–
40 040 – JUAN CARLOS SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN 2h43m55s +00:18:24 –:–:–
41 076 – NICOLAS ALBERTO CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN) YAMAHA 2h44m42s +00:19:11 –:–:–
42 103 – XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA 2h44m56s +00:19:25 –:–:–
43 020 – PAL ANDERS ULLEVALSETER (NOR) KTM 2h45m47s +00:20:16 –:–:–
44 134 – SHANE DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA 2h46m31s +00:21:00 –:–:–
45 067 – ROBERT VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA 2h46m40s +00:21:09 –:–:–
46 075 – TROY O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM 2h47m01s +00:21:30 –:–:–
47 052 – CLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA 2h47m57s +00:22:26 –:–:–
48 034 – MIRAN STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM 2h48m36s +00:23:05 –:–:–
49 044 – PEDRO OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN 2h48m37s +00:23:06 –:–:–
50 049 – VICTOR OLIVEIRA (PRT) HUSQVARNA 2h48m48s +00:23:17 –:–:–
51 069 – HUGO PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA 2h49m58s +00:24:27 –:–:–
52 053 – PEDRO BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA 2h50m06s +00:24:35 –:–:–
53 045 – DANIEL OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS 2h50m30s +00:24:59 –:–:–
54 141 – SEBASTIAN FERNANDEZ (URY) KAWASAKI 2h50m36s +00:25:05 –:–:–
55 055 – PABLO OSCAR PASCUAL (ARG) KAWASAKI 2h50m54s +00:25:23 –:–:–
56 073 – DIEGO DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI 2h50m58s +00:25:27 –:–:–
57 133 – TOOMAS TRIISA (EST) HONDA 2h51m14s +00:25:43 –:–:–
58 138 – DIOCLEZIANO TOIA (ITA) KTM 2h51m26s +00:25:55 –:–:–
59 174 – TXOMIN ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA 2h51m39s +00:26:08 –:–:–
60 041 – FELIPE PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA 2h51m59s +00:26:28 –:–:–
61 083 – PATRICIO CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI 2h52m02s +00:26:31 –:–:–
62 173 – LUCA VIGLIO (ITA) BETA 2h52m12s +00:26:41 –:–:–
63 106 – SERGE GOUNON (FRA) KTM 2h52m13s +00:26:42 –:–:–
64 184 – MATEO MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM 2h52m45s +00:27:14 –:–:–
65 059 – BRETT CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM 2h52m54s +00:27:23 –:–:–
66 155 – SEBASTIAN ALBERTO URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA 2h53m22s +00:27:51 –:–:–
67 163 – MARCO BRIOSCHI (ITA) KTM 2h53m27s +00:27:56 –:–:–
68 090 – BRUNO BONY (FRA) KTM 2h53m37s +00:28:06 –:–:–
69 057 – BRUNO DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA 2h53m50s +00:28:19 –:–:–
70 051 – FRANCISCO ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM 2h54m21s +00:28:50 –:–:–
71 116 – ALAIN HERMET (FRA) KTM 2h54m53s +00:29:22 –:–:–
72 079 – ALBERTO SANTIAGO ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA 2h55m07s +00:29:36 –:–:–
73 126 – JAN BASTIAAN NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM 2h55m23s +00:29:52 –:–:–
74 056 – JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MENARD (FRA) YAMAHA 2h56m25s +00:30:54 –:–:–
75 164 – JORGE GOMEZ BENITEZ (ESP) BMW 2h56m27s +00:30:56 –:–:–
76 162 – ALBERTO BRIOSCHI (ITA) KTM 2h56m43s +00:31:12 –:–:–
77 180 – BOLDBAATAR DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM 2h57m15s +00:31:44 –:–:–
78 086 – CRISTIAN NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM 2h57m38s +00:32:07 –:–:–
79 135 – DEMIAN GUIRAL (ARG) HONDA 2h57m52s +00:32:21 –:–:–
80 122 – ERIC PALANTE (BEL) HONDA 2h57m52s +00:32:21 –:–:–
81 042 – JAIME PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA 2h58m26s +00:32:55 –:–:–
82 060 – JAN VAN GERVEN (NLD) KTM 2h58m31s +00:33:00 –:–:–
83 098 – STEPHANE HAMARD (FRA) KTM 2h58m34s +00:33:03 –:–:–
84 084 – INGO ZAHN (DEU) KTM 2h58m35s +00:33:04 –:–:–
85 176 – SIMON MARCIC (SVN) KTM 2h58m52s +00:33:21 –:–:–
86 182 – SERGIO CERDERA (ARG) KAWASAKI 2h59m01s +00:33:30 –:–:–
87 068 – JAN VESELY (CZE) YAMAHA 2h59m03s +00:33:32 –:–:–
88 107 – SJORS VAN HEERTUM (NLD) KTM 2h59m03s +00:33:32 –:–:–
89 183 – DAVID TIEPPO (ARG) KTM 2h59m59s +00:34:28 –:–:–
90 165 – ALLAN ROBERTS (AUS) KTM 3h00m00s +00:34:29 –:–:–
91 077 – RAFAEL ERNESTO ERASO ANGLADE (VEN) YAMAHA 3h00m26s +00:34:55 –:–:–
92 136 – KAZUHITO FUKAKUSA (JPN) HONDA 3h00m36s +00:35:05 –:–:–
93 175 – DAMIEN BONNET (FRA) YAMAHA 3h01m15s +00:35:44 –:–:–
94 064 – LAURENT LAZARD (URY) KTM 3h01m26s +00:35:55 –:–:–
95 101 – JUAN ESTEBAN SARMIENTO CERON (COL) YAMAHA 3h01m35s +00:36:04 –:–:–
96 189 – THIERRY TRACCAN (FRA) HONDA 3h01m40s +00:36:09 –:–:–
97 089 – HERVE THEURIOT (FRA) KTM 3h01m56s +00:36:25 –:–:–
98 058 – MIGUEL PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) GAS – GAS 3h01m59s +00:36:28 –:–:–
99 195 – FRANCISCO MASSU (CHL) YAMAHA 3h02m12s +00:36:41 –:–:–
100 080 – MARCO REINIKE (CHL) KTM 3h02m13s +00:36:42 –:–:–
101 071 – CARLOS GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HONDA 3h03m51s +00:38:20 –:–:–
102 125 – ENRIQUE GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL) KTM 3h04m08s +00:38:37 –:–:–
103 185 – MARCO ANTONIO SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM 3h04m21s +00:38:50 –:–:–
104 131 – JANOS DESI (HUN) KTM 3h05m02s +00:39:31 –:–:–
105 065 – EDUARDO HEINRICH (PER) HONDA 3h05m47s +00:40:16 –:–:–
106 115 – PHILIPPE PRUNIER (FRA) YAMAHA 3h06m27s +00:40:56 –:–:–
107 100 – ERIC CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA 3h07m14s +00:41:43 –:–:–
108 072 – GABOR SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 3h07m16s +00:41:45 –:–:–
109 063 – FRANCISCO ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO 3h07m24s +00:41:53 –:–:–
110 082 – OCTAVIO VALLE (MEX) KTM 3h07m56s +00:42:25 –:–:–
111 085 – PEDRO PENATE MUNOZ (ESP) KTM 3h09m17s +00:43:46 –:–:–
112 078 – GUSTAVO ADOLFO QUERALES MALAVE (VEN) YAMAHA 3h09m22s +00:43:51 –:–:–
113 062 – AXEL HEILENKOTTER (CHL) SHERCO 3h09m24s +00:43:53 –:–:–
114 160 – JEAN-LOUIS BLANPAIN (BEL) KTM 3h09m42s +00:44:11 –:–:–
115 110 – FABRICIO FUENTES (BOL) GAS – GAS 3h11m28s +00:45:57 –:–:–
116 177 – FRANCESCO CATANESE (ITA) YAMAHA 3h11m31s +00:46:00 –:–:–
117 088 – GAETANO DE FILIPPO (ITA) TM 3h11m46s +00:46:15 –:–:–
118 117 – MART MEERU (EST) HONDA 3h11m47s +00:46:16 –:–:–
119 181 – ALEJO MAISONNAVE (URY) KTM 3h12m16s +00:46:45 –:–:–
120 186 – KEVIN MUGGLETON (USA) HONDA 3h12m36s +00:47:05 –:–:–
121 169 – JOSE IGNACIO CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP) YAMAHA 3h12m48s +00:47:17 –:–:–
122 087 – CARLO VELLUTINO (PER) KTM 3h13m55s +00:48:24 –:–:–
123 124 – RONALD AMBLER (CHL) KTM 3h14m48s +00:49:17 –:–:–
124 130 – GILLES GARD (FRA) YAMAHA 3h15m18s +00:49:47 –:–:–
125 139 – JEFFREY QUADE (MEX) KTM 3h15m44s +00:50:13 –:–:–
126 264 – ALVARO CESAR ROMAN (CHL) YAMAHA 3h16m07s +00:50:36 –:–:–
127 149 – JULIO FEDERICO QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA 3h16m09s +00:50:38 –:–:–
128 154 – ENRIC MARTI FLIX (ESP) GAS – GAS 3h16m17s +00:50:46 –:–:–
129 112 – ROSA ROMERO FONT (ESP) YAMAHA 3h16m41s +00:51:10 –:–:–
130 113 – ALBERTO SALIDO MEDINA (ESP) YAMAHA 3h16m42s +00:51:11 –:–:–
131 159 – NICOLAS BRABECK-LETMATHE (AUT) HONDA 3h17m12s +00:51:41 –:–:–
132 114 – JOSE PALACIOS (FRA) KTM 3h17m25s +00:51:54 –:–:–
133 151 – JUAN MANUEL BELAUSTEGUI (ARG) YAMAHA 3h17m28s +00:51:57 –:–:–
134 093 – RICHARD DE GROOT (NLD) HONDA 3h18m08s +00:52:37 –:–:–
135 161 – DAVID MALARTRE (FRA) YAMAHA 3h19m36s +00:54:05 –:–:–
136 129 – CLAYTON JACOBSEN (AUS) KTM 3h19m41s +00:54:10 –:–:–
137 095 – OLIVIER MUTELET (FRA) YAMAHA 3h21m18s +00:55:47 –:–:–
138 094 – GIULIO NAPOLI (ITA) BETA 3h21m50s +00:56:19 –:–:–
139 109 – FLAVIO DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS 3h23m14s +00:57:43 –:–:–
140 092 – MIKE JOHNSON (USA) HONDA 3h23m19s +00:57:48 –:–:–
141 191 – ALEJANDRO HOYOS LLACH (COL) HONDA 3h24m51s +00:59:20 –:–:–
142 104 – LKHAMAA NAMCHIN (MNG) KTM 3h25m20s +00:59:49 –:–:–
143 099 – PAUL JAY (GBR) HONDA 3h25m36s +01:00:05 –:–:–
144 121 – MARK DAVIDSON (AUS) KTM 3h25m37s +01:00:06 –:–:–
145 171 – YAMIR ORTIZ (CHL) HONDA 3h26m02s +01:00:31 –:–:–
146 111 – SYLVAIN ESPINASSE (FRA) KTM 3h29m34s +01:04:03 –:–:–
147 108 – MARC PEDROLA (ESP) GAS – GAS 3h29m53s +01:04:22 –:–:–
148 105 – DAVID BATALLA (ESP) GAS – GAS 3h30m51s +01:05:20 –:–:–
149 091 – PABLO CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA 3h32m09s +01:06:38 –:–:–
150 118 – YANNICK GUYOMARC’H (FRA) YAMAHA 3h32m58s +01:07:27 –:–:–
151 142 – FILIPPO TALINI (ITA) KTM 3h34m11s +01:08:40 –:–:–
152 187 – WALTER VAN SINTEN (NLD) HONDA 3h37m30s +01:11:59 –:–:–
153 123 – PAOLO SABBATUCCI (ITA) YAMAHA 3h38m34s +01:13:03 –:–:–
154 140 – ERICK MEIER VON SCHIERENBECK (PER) SUZUKI 3h41m30s +01:15:59 –:–:–
155 167 – PETER HARDY (USA) KTM 3h42m04s +01:16:33 –:–:–
156 120 – LEON AMESPIL (ARG) YAMAHA 3h42m18s +01:16:47 –:–:–
157 153 – SMITH JAMIE (GBR) KTM 3h43m58s +01:18:27 –:–:–
158 192 – ALI MACHLAB (ESP) KTM 3h46m20s +01:20:49 –:–:–
159 146 – ALAIN DELAUNAY (FRA) HONDA 3h46m51s +01:21:20 –:–:–
160 147 – YVAN REYNAUD (FRA) HONDA 3h47m04s +01:21:33 –:–:–
161 190 – HUMPREY SENN VAN BASEL (NLD) KTM 3h48m03s +01:22:32 –:–:–
162 179 – JOERG MAJOLI (DEU) KTM 3h55m08s +01:29:37 –:–:–
163 156 – CARLO SEMINARA (ITA) YAMAHA 3h56m29s +01:30:58 –:–:–
164 157 – ARIEL CIAMPI (ARG) YAMAHA 4h04m59s +01:39:28 –:–:–
165 127 – SERGIO MIGUEL PETRONE (ARG) YAMAHA 4h11m42s +01:46:11 –:–:–
166 196 – JULIAN VILLARRUBIA (ESP) YAMAHA 4h13m58s +01:48:27 –:–:–
167 081 – FRANCESCO BELTRAMI (ITA) HONDA 4h14m17s +01:48:46 –:–:–
168 166 – LUIS CARLOS CALDERAY GONZALEZ (ESP) YAMAHA 4h19m57s +01:54:26 –:–:–
169 128 – JUAN SEBASTIAN TORO (COL) YAMAHA 4h20m52s +01:55:21 –:–:–
170 143 – BATBOLD KHADBAASAN (MNG) BMW 4h35m58s +02:10:27 –:–:–
171 178 – PAOLO LIBRALESSO (ITA) YAMAHA 6h04m19s +03:38:48 +01:00:00
172 137 – CRISTIAN PERALTA (CHL) HONDA 6h06m39s +03:41:08 +01:00:00
173 096 – ORIOL ESCALE (ESP) SUZUKI 6h19m38s +03:54:07 +01:00:00

Some images from Day 1:

#3 - Joan Barreda Bort - www.dakar.com

#3 – Joan Barreda Bort – www.dakar.com

#3 - Joan Barreda Bort - www.dakar.com

#3 – Joan Barreda Bort – www.dakar.com

#1 - Cyril Despres - www.dakar.com

#1 – Cyril Despres – www.dakar.com

#1 - Cyril Despres - www.dakar.com

#1 – Cyril Despres – www.dakar.com

#6 - Olivier Pain - www.dakar.com

#6 – Olivier Pain – www.dakar.com

Stay tuned for Stage 2 of the 2014 Dakar rally…