2014 Dakar Rally – Stage 4

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Stage 4 saw the riders on the second leg of the 2 stage marathon.  After they had to do repairs and maintenance without the aid of any team mechanics late into the night before, they sat off early for the day’s 563km.  The special section consisted of just over 350km.

The Sherco rider, Juan Pedrero took his maiden win at the end of the special, crossing the line after 5h29m13s, albeit a mere 26s faster than the Chilean rider, Francisco Lopez.  Marc Coma set the 3rd fastest time for the day, 3 minutes behind Pedrero.

Cyril Despres had some electrical issues 12km before the end of the stage.  He is now 41 minutes behind overall leader, Joan Barreda.  Sam Sunderland, who won stage 2, had an engine failure on his Honda, putting an end to his rally.

Overall standings after stage 4:

Pos Name Make Time Variation Penalty
1 003 – JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA CRF 450 RALLY 15h39m53s +00:00:00 –:–:–
2 002 – MARC COMA (ESP) KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA 15h43m03s +00:03:10 –:–:–
3 005 – FRANCISCO LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA 15h45m05s +00:05:12 –:–:–
4 022 – ALAIN DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO 450 SR 16h05m48s +00:25:55 –:–:–
5 006 – OLIVIER PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF RALLY 16h09m31s +00:29:38 –:–:–
6 001 – CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF 16h21m10s +00:41:17 –:–:–
7 009 – DAVID CASTEU (FRA) KTM 450 RALLY 16h22m10s +00:42:17 –:–:–
8 038 – JEREMIAS ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN 450 RALLY 16h26m26s +00:46:33 –:–:–
9 004 – JORDI VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA 16h29m07s +00:49:14 –:–:–
10 015 – KUBA PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA 16h34m45s +00:54:52 –:–:–
11 019 – STEFAN SVITKO (SVK) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 16h36m38s +00:56:45 –:–:–
12 024 – GERARD FARRES GUELL (ESP) GAS – GAS FR RALLY 450 17h00m00s +01:20:07 –:–:–
13 026 – DANIEL GOUET (CHL) HONDA 450 17h12m04s +01:32:11 –:–:–
14 016 – IVAN JAKES (SVK) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 17h12m36s +01:32:43 –:–:–
15 007 – HELDER RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 17h15m28s +01:35:35 –:–:–
16 023 – JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO 450 SR 17h19m44s +01:39:51 –:–:–
17 037 – DARIO JULIO DE SOUZA (BRA) HONDA CRF450X 17h42m32s +02:02:39 –:–:–
18 050 – LAIA SANZ (ESP) HONDA CRF 450 RALLY 17h56m29s +02:16:36 –:–:–
19 010 – PAULO GONCALVES (PRT) HONDA CRF 450 RALLY 18h06m41s +02:26:48 –:–:–
20 017 – MICHAEL METGE (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF 18h16m49s +02:36:56 +00:01:00
21 076 – NICOLAS ALBERTO CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN) YAMAHA WR 450 18h17m47s +02:37:54 –:–:–
22 030 – RIAAN VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 18h21m56s +02:42:03 –:–:–
23 028 – HENK KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 18h28m52s +02:48:59 –:–:–
24 040 – JUAN CARLOS SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN 450 RALLY 18h30m42s +02:50:49 –:–:–
25 052 – CLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 18h36m20s +02:56:27 –:–:–
26 039 – DAVID PABISKA (CZE) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 18h42m27s +03:02:34 –:–:–
27 067 – ROBERT VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA CRF450X 19h44m16s +04:04:23 –:–:–
28 133 – TOOMAS TRIISA (EST) HONDA CRF 450 DAKAR X 19h47m24s +04:07:31 –:–:–
29 103 – XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA WRF 450 19h48m40s +04:08:47 –:–:–
30 041 – FELIPE PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA WR450 RALLY 19h50m04s +04:10:11 –:–:–
31 031 – PAOLO CECI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN 450 RALLY 19h53m24s +04:13:31 +00:15:00
32 014 – JAVIER PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 19h53m55s +04:14:02 –:–:–
33 073 – DIEGO DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI KLX 450 19h56m25s +04:16:32 –:–:–
34 033 – JOSE MANUEL PELLICER (ESP) SUZUKI RMX 450 20h02m17s +04:22:24 –:–:–
35 036 – MARIO PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI RMZ 450 RALLY 20h02m37s +04:22:44 –:–:–
36 045 – DANIEL OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS EC 450 RALLY 20h02m56s +04:23:03 –:–:–
37 044 – PEDRO OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN 450 RALLY 20h05m45s +04:25:52 –:–:–
38 053 – PEDRO BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA TE 449 RALLY BY BIANCHI PRATA 20h06m32s +04:26:39 +00:05:00
39 083 – PATRICIO CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI KLX 450 20h09m04s +04:29:11 –:–:–
40 074 – HENRICUS VOGELS (NLD) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 20h09m57s +04:30:04 –:–:–
41 086 – CRISTIAN NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 20h11m11s +04:31:18 –:–:–
42 046 – PABLO RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA CRF 450 RALLY 20h15m47s +04:35:54 –:–:–
43 042 – JAIME PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA WR450 RALLY 20h21m34s +04:41:41 –:–:–
44 174 – TXOMIN ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA WR 450 20h23m23s +04:43:30 –:–:–
45 117 – MART MEERU (EST) HONDA CRF 450 DAKAR X 20h37m44s +04:57:51 –:–:–
46 069 – HUGO PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF 20h41m24s +05:01:31 –:–:–
47 034 – MIRAN STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 20h42m04s +05:02:11 –:–:–
48 059 – BRETT CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 20h43m19s +05:03:26 –:–:–
49 027 – MARC GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS FR RALLY 450 20h43m47s +05:03:54 +00:01:00
50 079 – ALBERTO SANTIAGO ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450 20h47m10s +05:07:17 +00:01:00
51 141 – SEBASTIAN FERNANDEZ (URY) KAWASAKI KLX 450 20h57m44s +05:17:51 –:–:–
52 165 – ALLAN ROBERTS (AUS) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 20h58m13s +05:18:20 –:–:–
53 075 – TROY O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 21h15m12s +05:35:19 –:–:–
54 184 – MATEO MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 21h17m05s +05:37:12 –:–:–
55 131 – JANOS DESI (HUN) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 21h17m14s +05:37:21 +00:01:00
56 106 – SERGE GOUNON (FRA) KTM 450 FACTORY RALLYE 21h20m35s +05:40:42 –:–:–
57 051 – FRANCISCO ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 21h22m34s +05:42:41 –:–:–
58 185 – MARCO ANTONIO SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 21h23m25s +05:43:32 –:–:–
59 057 – BRUNO DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA YZF 450 21h26m39s +05:46:46 –:–:–
60 135 – DEMIAN GUIRAL (ARG) HONDA CRF450 RALLY 21h30m32s +05:50:39 –:–:–
61 063 – FRANCISCO ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO SR 455 21h45m15s +06:05:22 –:–:–
62 101 – JUAN ESTEBAN SARMIENTO CERON (COL) YAMAHA WR-F 21h49m53s +06:10:00 –:–:–
63 064 – LAURENT LAZARD (URY) KTM 450 RALLY 21h53m24s +06:13:31 –:–:–
64 055 – PABLO OSCAR PASCUAL (ARG) KAWASAKI KLX 450 RALLY 21h54m29s +06:14:36 –:–:–
65 065 – EDUARDO HEINRICH (PER) HONDA CRF 450 X 21h56m25s +06:16:32 –:–:–
66 126 – JAN BASTIAAN NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 21h57m54s +06:18:01 –:–:–
67 189 – THIERRY TRACCAN (FRA) HONDA CRF 450 DAKAR X 22h08m05s +06:28:12 –:–:–
68 072 – GABOR SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 22h18m21s +06:38:28 +00:01:00
69 085 – PEDRO PENATE MUNOZ (ESP) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 22h24m40s +06:44:47 –:–:–
70 100 – ERIC CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA 450 YZF 22h44m23s +07:04:30 –:–:–
71 116 – ALAIN HERMET (FRA) KTM 450 EXC 22h45m13s +07:05:20 –:–:–
72 196 – JULIAN VILLARRUBIA (ESP) YAMAHA JVO 450 WR 23h53m02s +08:13:09 –:–:–
73 134 – SHANE DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA YZ450 24h03m44s +08:23:51 +02:00:00
74 098 – STEPHANE HAMARD (FRA) KTM 450 FACTORY RALLY 24h11m20s +08:31:27 –:–:–
75 049 – VICTOR OLIVEIRA (PRT) HUSQVARNA TE 449 RALLY BY BIANCHI PRATA 24h57m43s +09:17:50 +02:00:00
76 077 – RAFAEL ERNESTO ERASO ANGLADE (VEN) YAMAHA WR 450 25h08m11s +09:28:18 +02:00:00
77 096 – ORIOL ESCALE (ESP) SUZUKI RMX 450 25h16m58s +09:37:05 +01:00:00
78 056 – JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MENARD (FRA) YAMAHA YZF 450 25h26m30s +09:46:37 +02:00:00
79 071 – CARLOS GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HONDA CRF450 DAKAR X 25h33m03s +09:53:10 +02:00:00
80 109 – FLAVIO DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS 450 RALLY RAID 26h34m34s +10:54:41 +02:00:00
81 180 – BOLDBAATAR DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 26h39m26s +10:59:33 +02:00:00
82 175 – DAMIEN BONNET (FRA) YAMAHA 450 WRF 26h42m22s +11:02:29 +02:00:00
83 125 – ENRIQUE GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 27h03m02s +11:23:09 +02:00:00
84 155 – SEBASTIAN ALBERTO URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450 JVO 27h17m55s +11:38:02 +02:00:00
85 149 – JULIO FEDERICO QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450 27h20m04s +11:40:11 +02:00:00
86 177 – FRANCESCO CATANESE (ITA) YAMAHA WR 450 F 27h47m26s +12:07:33 +02:00:00
87 080 – MARCO REINIKE (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 27h48m10s +12:08:17 +02:00:00
88 122 – ERIC PALANTE (BEL) HONDA CRF450X RALLY 27h55m04s +12:15:11 +02:00:00
89 108 – MARC PEDROLA (ESP) GAS – GAS EC 450 RAID 28h07m10s +12:27:17 +02:00:00
90 058 – MIGUEL PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) GAS – GAS 450 RALLY 28h21m45s +12:41:52 +02:00:00
91 105 – DAVID BATALLA (ESP) GAS – GAS FE 450 RAID 28h27m22s +12:47:29 +02:00:00
92 110 – FABRICIO FUENTES (BOL) GAS – GAS RALLY WR 28h56m06s +13:16:13 +02:00:00
93 093 – RICHARD DE GROOT (NLD) HONDA CRF 450X 29h05m45s +13:25:52 +02:00:00
94 087 – CARLO VELLUTINO (PER) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 29h08m02s +13:28:09 +02:00:00
95 191 – ALEJANDRO HOYOS LLACH (COL) HONDA CRF450X 29h12m55s +13:33:02 +02:00:00
96 091 – PABLO CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450F 29h22m51s +13:42:58 +02:00:00
97 171 – YAMIR ORTIZ (CHL) HONDA CRF X RALLY 29h35m33s +13:55:40 +02:05:00
98 104 – LKHAMAA NAMCHIN (MNG) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 29h44m43s +14:04:50 +02:05:00
99 154 – ENRIC MARTI FLIX (ESP) GAS – GAS EC 450 RALLY 29h48m14s +14:08:21 +02:00:00
100 095 – OLIVIER MUTELET (FRA) YAMAHA 450 WRF 29h51m12s +14:11:19 +02:00:00
101 159 – NICOLAS BRABECK-LETMATHE (AUT) HONDA CRF 450 X 30h19m00s +14:39:07 +02:15:00
102 099 – PAUL JAY (GBR) HONDA CRF450X 30h22m33s +14:42:40 +02:00:00
103 082 – OCTAVIO VALLE (MEX) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 30h45m16s +15:05:23 +03:00:00
104 111 – SYLVAIN ESPINASSE (FRA) KTM 450 EXC 30h50m26s +15:10:33 +03:00:00
105 164 – JORGE GOMEZ BENITEZ (ESP) BMW G 450 RALLY 30h58m10s +15:18:17 +03:00:00
106 173 – LUCA VIGLIO (ITA) BETA ATACAMA 31h21m35s +15:41:42 +03:00:00
107 090 – BRUNO BONY (FRA) KTM 450 RALLYE REPLICA 31h28m20s +15:48:27 +03:00:00
108 097 – GILBERT ESCALE (ESP) SUZUKI RMX 450 33h46m39s +18:06:46 +03:00:00
109 114 – JOSE PALACIOS (FRA) KTM 450 RALLYE REPLICA 34h09m47s +18:29:54 +03:00:00
110 169 – JOSE IGNACIO CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP) YAMAHA WR 450 34h44m24s +19:04:31 +04:15:00
111 124 – RONALD AMBLER (CHL) KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA 35h07m44s +19:27:51 +03:00:00
112 118 – YANNICK GUYOMARC’H (FRA) YAMAHA 450 WRF 38h01m06s +22:21:13 +03:00:00
113 112 – ROSA ROMERO FONT (ESP) YAMAHA WR 450 F 46h52m37s +31:12:44 +03:00:00
114 113 – ALBERTO SALIDO MEDINA (ESP) YAMAHA WR 450 F 46h52m39s +31:12:46 +03:00:00
115 151 – JUAN MANUEL BELAUSTEGUI (ARG) YAMAHA WR 450 48h46m13s +33:06:20 +06:21:00

Some photos:

#3 - Joan Barreda - www.dakar.com

#3 – Joan Barreda – www.dakar.com

#2 - Marc Coma - www.dakar.com

#2 – Marc Coma – www.dakar.com

#7 - Helder Rodrigues - www.dakar.com

#7 – Helder Rodrigues – www.dakar.com

#23 - Juan Pedrero, Stage 4 winner - www.dakar.com

#23 – Juan Pedrero, Stage 4 winner – www.dakar.com