2014 Dakar Rally – Stage 3

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07/01/2014

Stage 3 was the first ‘marathon stage’ of this year’s event.  ‘Marathon’ meaning riders will have to race for two consecutive days without the benefit of the team mechanics helping with repairs or services overnight.  They thus had to sort out any problems themselves before the start of the second day’s stage.

Stage 3’s 243km special section was slightly shortened because of some bad weather conditions the last few days, but the riders still had 665km to travel for the day.

Joan Barreda is still in the lead and won his second special stage for this year – 04m41s faster than Cyril Despres, followed by Marc Coma who was 52 seconds behind Despres.  Barreda leads Despres by 13 minutes in the overall standings.  According to the dakar official website Barreda set a new record for the rider to reach the highest altitude during a special stage – a whopping 4300 metres!

Despite having a very good run for the first part of the special section, Ruben Faria, Despres’s KTM teamate of previous years, had a bad fall and was forced to retire, putting an end to his dream after an overall 2nd place in 2013.  Sam Sunderland, winner of stage 2, had some bad luck along the way and lost a lot of time.  He finished in 46th place.

Overall standings after stage 3:

Pos Name Make Time Variation Penalty
1 003 – JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA CRF 450 RALLY 9h56m44s +00:00:00 –:–:–
2 001 – CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF 10h09m48s +00:13:04 –:–:–
3 002 – MARC COMA (ESP) KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA 10h10m40s +00:13:56 –:–:–
4 022 – ALAIN DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO 450 SR 10h13m22s +00:16:38 –:–:–
5 005 – FRANCISCO LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA 10h15m23s +00:18:39 –:–:–
6 009 – DAVID CASTEU (FRA) KTM 450 RALLY 10h19m00s +00:22:16 –:–:–
7 004 – JORDI VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA 10h31m17s +00:34:33 –:–:–
8 006 – OLIVIER PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF RALLY 10h33m17s +00:36:33 –:–:–
9 015 – KUBA PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA 10h34m38s +00:37:54 –:–:–
10 019 – STEFAN SVITKO (SVK) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 10h36m53s +00:40:09 –:–:–
11 038 – JEREMIAS ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN 450 RALLY 10h50m43s +00:53:59 –:–:–
12 030 – RIAAN VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 10h51m03s +00:54:19 –:–:–
13 024 – GERARD FARRES GUELL (ESP) GAS – GAS FR RALLY 450 10h51m56s +00:55:12 –:–:–
14 007 – HELDER RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 10h55m25s +00:58:41 –:–:–
15 017 – MICHAEL METGE (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF 11h03m05s +01:06:21 –:–:–
16 029 – JEAN DE AZEVEDO (BRA) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 11h12m05s +01:15:21 –:–:–
17 037 – DARIO JULIO DE SOUZA (BRA) HONDA CRF450X 11h15m49s +01:19:05 –:–:–
18 026 – DANIEL GOUET (CHL) HONDA 450 11h18m13s +01:21:29 –:–:–
19 016 – IVAN JAKES (SVK) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 11h23m53s +01:27:09 –:–:–
20 050 – LAIA SANZ (ESP) HONDA CRF 450 RALLY 11h35m03s +01:38:19 –:–:–
21 023 – JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO 450 SR 11h50m31s +01:53:47 –:–:–
22 028 – HENK KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 11h56m49s +02:00:05 –:–:–
23 076 – NICOLAS ALBERTO CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN) YAMAHA WR 450 11h58m31s +02:01:47 –:–:–
24 040 – JUAN CARLOS SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN 450 RALLY 12h07m25s +02:10:41 –:–:–
25 039 – DAVID PABISKA (CZE) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 12h08m15s +02:11:31 –:–:–
26 052 – CLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 12h17m51s +02:21:07 –:–:–
27 067 – ROBERT VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA CRF450X 12h18m20s +02:21:36 –:–:–
28 010 – PAULO GONCALVES (PRT) HONDA CRF 450 RALLY 12h18m50s +02:22:06 –:–:–
29 014 – JAVIER PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 12h26m35s +02:29:51 –:–:–
30 018 – SAM SUNDERLAND (GBR) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 12h27m23s +02:30:39 –:–:–
31 041 – FELIPE PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA WR450 RALLY 12h30m15s +02:33:31 –:–:–
32 133 – TOOMAS TRIISA (EST) HONDA CRF 450 DAKAR X 12h33m17s +02:36:33 –:–:–
33 032 – BEN GRABHAM (AUS) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 12h33m19s +02:36:35 –:–:–
34 103 – XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA WRF 450 12h40m36s +02:43:52 –:–:–
35 073 – DIEGO DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI KLX 450 12h42m46s +02:46:02 –:–:–
36 036 – MARIO PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI RMZ 450 RALLY 12h44m20s +02:47:36 –:–:–
37 044 – PEDRO OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN 450 RALLY 12h45m39s +02:48:55 –:–:–
38 086 – CRISTIAN NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 12h47m36s +02:50:52 –:–:–
39 045 – DANIEL OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS EC 450 RALLY 12h49m20s +02:52:36 –:–:–
40 053 – PEDRO BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA TE 449 RALLY BY BIANCHI PRATA 12h49m45s +02:53:01 +00:05:00
41 031 – PAOLO CECI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN 450 RALLY 12h52m46s +02:56:02 +00:15:00
42 043 – ALESSANDRO ZANOTTI (SMR) TM DKR 12h53m14s +02:56:30 –:–:–
43 174 – TXOMIN ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA WR 450 12h54m47s +02:58:03 –:–:–
44 049 – VICTOR OLIVEIRA (PRT) HUSQVARNA TE 449 RALLY BY BIANCHI PRATA 12h57m34s +03:00:50 –:–:–
45 134 – SHANE DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA YZ450 12h58m33s +03:01:49 –:–:–
46 033 – JOSE MANUEL PELLICER (ESP) SUZUKI RMX 450 13h04m28s +03:07:44 –:–:–
47 042 – JAIME PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA WR450 RALLY 13h05m52s +03:09:08 –:–:–
48 034 – MIRAN STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 13h17m15s +03:20:31 –:–:–
49 079 – ALBERTO SANTIAGO ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450 13h22m41s +03:25:57 –:–:–
50 046 – PABLO RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA CRF 450 RALLY 13h22m42s +03:25:58 –:–:–
51 074 – HENRICUS VOGELS (NLD) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 13h27m37s +03:30:53 –:–:–
52 117 – MART MEERU (EST) HONDA CRF 450 DAKAR X 13h27m46s +03:31:02 –:–:–
53 141 – SEBASTIAN FERNANDEZ (URY) KAWASAKI KLX 450 13h29m05s +03:32:21 –:–:–
54 069 – HUGO PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF 13h30m18s +03:33:34 –:–:–
55 083 – PATRICIO CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI KLX 450 13h33m57s +03:37:13 –:–:–
56 027 – MARC GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS FR RALLY 450 13h38m24s +03:41:40 –:–:–
57 059 – BRETT CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 13h46m06s +03:49:22 –:–:–
58 184 – MATEO MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 13h49m30s +03:52:46 –:–:–
59 165 – ALLAN ROBERTS (AUS) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 13h49m48s +03:53:04 –:–:–
60 135 – DEMIAN GUIRAL (ARG) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 13h54m51s +03:58:07 –:–:–
61 075 – TROY O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 14h00m22s +04:03:38 –:–:–
62 051 – FRANCISCO ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 14h00m26s +04:03:42 –:–:–
63 106 – SERGE GOUNON (FRA) KTM 450 FACTORY RALLYE 14h00m29s +04:03:45 –:–:–
64 131 – JANOS DESI (HUN) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 14h01m54s +04:05:10 –:–:–
65 185 – MARCO ANTONIO SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 14h02m53s +04:06:09 –:–:–
66 056 – JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MENARD (FRA) YAMAHA YZF 450 14h07m07s +04:10:23 –:–:–
67 077 – RAFAEL ERNESTO ERASO ANGLADE (VEN) YAMAHA WR 450 14h13m11s +04:16:27 –:–:–
68 071 – CARLOS GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HONDA CRF450 DAKAR X 14h16m08s +04:19:24 –:–:–
69 064 – LAURENT LAZARD (URY) KTM 450 RALLY 14h20m13s +04:23:29 –:–:–
70 055 – PABLO OSCAR PASCUAL (ARG) KAWASAKI KLX 450 RALLY 14h22m55s +04:26:11 –:–:–
71 065 – EDUARDO HEINRICH (PER) HONDA CRF 450 X 14h27m36s +04:30:52 –:–:–
72 063 – FRANCISCO ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO SR 455 14h27m46s +04:31:02 –:–:–
73 126 – JAN BASTIAAN NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 14h27m53s +04:31:09 –:–:–
74 101 – JUAN ESTEBAN SARMIENTO CERON (COL) YAMAHA WR-F 14h31m05s +04:34:21 –:–:–
75 189 – THIERRY TRACCAN (FRA) HONDA CRF 450 DAKAR X 14h37m23s +04:40:39 –:–:–
76 057 – BRUNO DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA YZF 450 14h42m35s +04:45:51 –:–:–
77 085 – PEDRO PENATE MUNOZ (ESP) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 14h54m33s +04:57:49 –:–:–
78 072 – GABOR SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 15h05m34s +05:08:50 +00:01:00
79 116 – ALAIN HERMET (FRA) KTM 450 EXC 15h05m36s +05:08:52 –:–:–
80 100 – ERIC CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF 15h09m29s +05:12:45 –:–:–
81 180 – BOLDBAATAR DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 15h24m29s +05:27:45 –:–:–
82 109 – FLAVIO DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS 450 RALLY RAID 15h29m57s +05:33:13 –:–:–
83 175 – DAMIEN BONNET (FRA) YAMAHA 450 WRF 15h32m27s +05:35:43 –:–:–
84 177 – FRANCESCO CATANESE (ITA) YAMAHA WR 450 F 16h04m07s +06:07:23 –:–:–
85 125 – ENRIQUE GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 16h06m17s +06:09:33 –:–:–
86 139 – JEFFREY QUADE (MEX) KTM 450 RALLYE REPLICA 16h36m33s +06:39:49 –:–:–
87 080 – MARCO REINIKE (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 16h47m48s +06:51:04 –:–:–
88 098 – STEPHANE HAMARD (FRA) KTM 450 FACTORY RALLY 16h48m19s +06:51:35 –:–:–
89 196 – JULIAN VILLARRUBIA (ESP) YAMAHA JVO 450 WR 16h52m27s +06:55:43 –:–:–
90 155 – SEBASTIAN ALBERTO URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450 JVO 17h03m03s +07:06:19 –:–:–
91 149 – JULIO FEDERICO QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450 17h04m42s +07:07:58 –:–:–
92 108 – MARC PEDROLA (ESP) GAS – GAS EC 450 RAID 17h12m40s +07:15:56 –:–:–
93 058 – MIGUEL PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) GAS – GAS 450 RALLY 17h17m50s +07:21:06 –:–:–
94 122 – ERIC PALANTE (BEL) HONDA CRF450X RALLY 17h31m52s +07:35:08 –:–:–
95 110 – FABRICIO FUENTES (BOL) GAS – GAS RALLY WR 17h32m03s +07:35:19 –:–:–
96 105 – DAVID BATALLA (ESP) GAS – GAS FE 450 RAID 17h33m12s +07:36:28 –:–:–
97 154 – ENRIC MARTI FLIX (ESP) GAS – GAS EC 450 RALLY 17h42m53s +07:46:09 –:–:–
98 087 – CARLO VELLUTINO (PER) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 17h45m33s +07:48:49 –:–:–
99 191 – ALEJANDRO HOYOS LLACH (COL) HONDA CRF450X 17h51m47s +07:55:03 –:–:–
100 096 – ORIOL ESCALE (ESP) SUZUKI RMX 450 18h03m17s +08:06:33 +01:00:00
101 159 – NICOLAS BRABECK-LETMATHE (AUT) HONDA CRF 450 X 18h06m06s +08:09:22 –:–:–
102 093 – RICHARD DE GROOT (NLD) HONDA CRF 450X 18h14m33s +08:17:49 –:–:–
103 171 – YAMIR ORTIZ (CHL) HONDA CRF X RALLY 18h15m43s +08:18:59 +00:05:00
104 104 – LKHAMAA NAMCHIN (MNG) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 18h26m07s +08:29:23 +00:05:00
105 095 – OLIVIER MUTELET (FRA) YAMAHA 450 WRF 19h07m42s +09:10:58 –:–:–
106 091 – PABLO CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450F 19h09m39s +09:12:55 –:–:–
107 099 – PAUL JAY (GBR) HONDA CRF450X 19h10m57s +09:14:13 –:–:–
108 092 – MIKE JOHNSON (USA) HONDA CRF 450 DAKAR X 20h02m09s +10:05:25 +01:05:00
109 082 – OCTAVIO VALLE (MEX) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 20h07m06s +10:10:22 +01:00:00
110 111 – SYLVAIN ESPINASSE (FRA) KTM 450 EXC 20h19m51s +10:23:07 +01:00:00
111 164 – JORGE GOMEZ BENITEZ (ESP) BMW G 450 RALLY 20h26m25s +10:29:41 +01:00:00
112 173 – LUCA VIGLIO (ITA) BETA ATACAMA 20h32m05s +10:35:21 +01:00:00
113 090 – BRUNO BONY (FRA) KTM 450 RALLYE REPLICA 20h42m40s +10:45:56 +01:00:00
114 114 – JOSE PALACIOS (FRA) KTM 450 RALLYE REPLICA 22h33m15s +12:36:31 +01:00:00
115 097 – GILBERT ESCALE (ESP) SUZUKI RMX 450 22h49m38s +12:52:54 +01:00:00
116 169 – JOSE IGNACIO CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP) YAMAHA WR 450 24h08m58s +14:12:14 +02:15:00
117 118 – YANNICK GUYOMARC’H (FRA) YAMAHA 450 WRF 24h33m38s +14:36:54 +01:00:00
118 124 – RONALD AMBLER (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 25h15m57s +15:19:13 +01:00:00
119 128 – JUAN SEBASTIAN TORO (COL) YAMAHA WR 450 F 30h05m54s +20:09:10 +04:00:00

Photos from the day:

#2 - Marc Coma - www.dakar.com

#2 – Marc Coma – www.dakar.com

#1 - Cyril Despres - www.dakar.com

#1 – Cyril Despres – www.dakar.com

#8 - Ruben Faria before his race ending crash - www.dakar.com

#8 – Ruben Faria before his race ending crash – www.dakar.com

Riders attending to their bikes for the second day of the marathon stage - www.dakar.com

Riders attending to their bikes for the second day of the marathon stage – www.dakar.com

Watch out for Stage 4’s summary…