2014 Dakar Rally – Stage 5

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09/01/2014

By the start of the day’s stage, 56 riders already withdraw – 32% of all bike entrants.  A record 28 withdrawals during stage 3 alone.  The 2014 edition turns out to have no remorse.

Stage 5 would be a long one, in fact, the longest day of the rally.  384km of liaison and 527km of special.  Lucky for the riders, the special was shortened by almost 100km.  Three times Dakar winner, Marc Coma had a very successful day, clocking the fastest time for the stage at 3h02m08s.  That secured his place as overall leader – 41 minutes ahead of his closest rival, Joan Barreda.

As always, stage 5 also had some incidents.  The Honda rider, Paulo Gonçalves, was flying through the first part of the special, maybe a little to quick because his bike caught fire at kilometer 143.  That put an end to his rally.  Luckily Gonçalves was unhurt.  Another disastrous day for 5 time champion, Cyril Despres.  Despres’s Yamaha suffered some overheating problems and the Frenchman also made some navigational errors.  He came in 1h45min behind stage winner Coma.  This, together with previous stages’ bad luck put Despres in an overall 13th place, 2h23m01s behind leader Coma.  I think it is save to say that Despres’s dream of becoming a 6th time Dakar winner will not be realized .

Overall standings after stage 5:

Pos Name Make WP1 WP2 WP3 WP4 WP5 WPA
1 002 – MARC COMA (ESP) KTM 16h29m18s 17h01m00s 17h26m41s –:–:– –:–:– 18h45m11s
2 003 – JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA –:–:– +00:03:27 +00:02:31 18h07m28s 18h57m49s +00:41:10
3 005 – FRANCISCO LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) KTM +00:05:07 +00:06:37 +00:06:44 +00:03:34 +00:40:22 +00:53:41
4 004 – JORDI VILADOMS (ESP) KTM +00:47:04 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +00:58:58
5 022 – ALAIN DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO +00:26:24 +00:28:36 +00:29:09 +00:51:28 +00:49:22 +01:02:13
6 038 – JEREMIAS ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN +00:43:33 +00:43:36 +00:42:59 +00:41:13 +00:55:48 +01:23:30
7 006 – OLIVIER PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA +00:30:15 +00:31:57 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +01:27:22
8 015 – KUBA PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM +00:53:18 +00:56:00 +00:57:56 +01:04:16 +00:46:25 +01:43:02
9 009 – DAVID CASTEU (FRA) KTM +00:41:23 +00:45:10 +00:49:39 +01:35:02 +01:39:48 +01:52:41
10 007 – HELDER RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +01:58:18
11 026 – DANIEL GOUET (CHL) HONDA +01:30:54 +01:34:03 +01:36:21 +02:01:19 +01:54:02 +02:06:54
12 023 – JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO +01:40:47 +01:42:19 +01:44:19 +02:02:24 +01:57:54 +02:10:44
13 001 – CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA +00:38:21 +00:42:30 +00:44:42 +00:55:48 +01:10:10 +02:23:01
14 019 – STEFAN SVITKO (SVK) KTM +00:51:48 +00:53:17 +00:54:33 +00:58:31 +01:17:21 +02:30:13
15 030 – RIAAN VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +03:10:57
16 016 – IVAN JAKES (SVK) KTM +01:34:40 +01:37:09 +01:39:21 +01:56:12 +01:59:34 +03:12:26
17 017 – MICHAEL METGE (FRA) YAMAHA +02:36:04 +02:39:29 +02:42:18 +03:22:26 +03:03:12 +03:16:03
18 040 – JUAN CARLOS SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN +02:54:40 +03:01:17 +03:05:58 +03:27:03 +03:07:58 +03:20:51
19 028 – HENK KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM +02:52:27 +02:59:59 +03:06:33 +03:37:50 +03:21:00 +03:33:53
20 076 – NICOLAS ALBERTO CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN) YAMAHA +02:41:19 +02:46:52 +02:52:58 +03:29:02 +03:17:12 +03:35:06
21 039 – DAVID PABISKA (CZE) KTM +03:11:06 +03:22:32 +03:30:37 +03:55:17 +03:39:24 +03:52:18
22 050 – LAIA SANZ (ESP) HONDA +02:15:41 +02:21:30 +02:26:01 +03:03:41 +02:50:00 +04:02:54
23 067 – ROBERT VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA +04:07:57 +04:16:51 +04:22:33 +04:38:24 +04:25:25 +04:38:17
24 044 – PEDRO OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN +04:34:23 +04:44:41 +04:52:48 +05:11:59 +04:55:40 +05:08:33
25 053 – PEDRO BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA +04:35:02 +04:45:37 +04:54:27 +05:13:10 +04:56:54 +05:09:46
26 074 – HENRICUS VOGELS (NLD) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +05:15:31
27 052 – CLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA +03:00:01 +03:05:35 +03:09:36 +03:41:27 +05:09:13 +05:22:07
28 031 – PAOLO CECI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN +04:23:21 +04:33:24 +04:41:25 +05:14:52 +05:14:01 +05:26:53
29 034 – MIRAN STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM +05:09:01 +05:18:25 +05:25:02 +05:46:39 +05:29:46 +05:42:40
30 041 – FELIPE PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA +04:20:07 +04:32:26 +04:41:05 +05:19:41 +05:34:00 +05:46:55
31 027 – MARC GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS +05:11:50 +05:23:13 +05:31:27 +05:50:27 +05:34:25 +05:47:17
32 059 – BRETT CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM +04:48:17 +05:00:33 +05:08:00 +05:58:18 +06:10:06 +06:00:01
33 079 – ALBERTO SANTIAGO ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA +05:26:29 +05:40:10 +05:48:33 +05:56:29 +05:53:49 +06:06:42
34 046 – PABLO RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA +04:40:15 +04:47:20 +04:53:43 +05:03:43 +05:03:49 +06:16:43
35 174 – TXOMIN ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA +05:00:24 +05:17:41 +05:24:51 +06:19:06 +06:04:42 +06:17:34
36 036 – MARIO PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI +04:48:49 +05:02:28 +05:12:38 +05:24:39 +05:11:03 +06:23:55
37 014 – JAVIER PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA +04:13:27 +04:19:16 +04:22:58 +04:50:02 +05:12:41 +06:25:36
38 073 – DIEGO DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI +04:45:40 +04:56:18 +05:09:34 +06:32:17 +06:16:56 +06:29:48
39 103 – XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA +04:15:45 +04:26:55 +04:37:02 +04:57:41 +05:26:24 +06:39:18
40 069 – HUGO PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA +05:06:23 +05:17:47 +05:25:54 +05:43:46 +05:32:05 +06:44:58
41 045 – DANIEL OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +06:57:53
42 075 – TROY O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM +05:27:37 +05:44:13 +05:52:08 +06:25:23 +07:11:34 +07:01:29
43 083 – PATRICIO CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +06:00:47 +07:13:43
44 184 – MATEO MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM +06:11:51 +06:27:26 +06:38:00 +07:15:22 +07:03:02 +07:15:56
45 086 – CRISTIAN NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM +04:38:33 +04:48:01 +04:58:43 +05:35:50 +06:12:24 +07:25:04
46 117 – MART MEERU (EST) HONDA +05:06:49 +05:20:55 +05:28:55 +06:14:19 +06:12:28 +07:25:24
47 106 – SERGE GOUNON (FRA) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +07:26:45
48 051 – FRANCISCO ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM +05:54:58 +06:09:48 +06:21:25 +07:37:00 +07:34:35 +07:47:31
49 064 – LAURENT LAZARD (URY) KTM +06:38:26 +06:58:13 +07:13:58 +07:51:52 +07:45:18 +07:58:14
50 065 – EDUARDO HEINRICH (PER) HONDA +06:30:11 +06:43:54 +06:58:47 +07:58:27 +07:48:40 +08:01:36
51 135 – DEMIAN GUIRAL (ARG) HONDA +06:03:39 +06:17:39 +06:28:01 +07:10:52 +07:04:58 +08:17:52
52 126 – JAN BASTIAAN NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM +06:39:46 +06:54:21 +07:11:48 +08:12:41 +08:07:42 +08:20:38
53 165 – ALLAN ROBERTS (AUS) KTM +05:35:23 +05:52:42 +06:08:12 +07:15:43 +07:09:08 +08:22:03
54 063 – FRANCISCO ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO +06:22:26 +06:34:05 +06:43:39 +07:21:00 +07:12:42 +08:25:36
55 057 – BRUNO DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA +05:58:33 +06:08:51 +06:16:52 +06:42:29 +07:17:31 +08:30:26
56 101 – JUAN ESTEBAN SARMIENTO CERON (COL) YAMAHA +06:30:55 +06:55:13 +07:13:50 +08:00:39 –:–:– +08:31:54
57 185 – MARCO ANTONIO SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM +06:09:15 +06:31:37 +06:47:49 +07:29:27 +07:22:26 +08:35:25
58 072 – GABOR SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM +06:49:46 +07:03:48 +07:14:28 +08:08:05 +08:45:01 +08:57:59
59 189 – THIERRY TRACCAN (FRA) HONDA +06:45:37 +07:05:25 +07:50:40 +08:57:01 –:–:– +09:03:19
60 131 – JANOS DESI (HUN) KTM +06:08:48 +06:34:43 +06:54:08 –:–:– –:–:– +09:25:15
61 085 – PEDRO PENATE MUNOZ (ESP) KTM +07:10:33 +07:28:11 +07:46:26 +09:26:00 –:–:– +09:56:45
62 042 – JAIME PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA +04:54:35 +05:23:56 +05:39:18 +09:28:39 –:–:– +10:00:47
63 100 – ERIC CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA +07:26:21 +07:50:10 +08:14:33 +09:50:01 –:–:– +10:02:46
64 134 – SHANE DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA +08:34:48 +08:46:22 +08:53:42 +09:20:49 +09:41:07 +10:53:59
65 071 – CARLOS GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HONDA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +12:11:05
66 109 – FLAVIO DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS +11:15:54 +11:40:54 +11:55:34 +13:44:20 –:–:– +13:51:55
67 125 – ENRIQUE GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL) KTM +11:46:47 +12:08:06 +12:25:53 –:–:– –:–:– +14:35:17
68 155 – SEBASTIAN ALBERTO URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA +11:59:50 +12:27:25 +12:51:19 +14:15:39 –:–:– +14:43:23
69 180 – BOLDBAATAR DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM +11:24:26 +11:56:24 +12:23:05 +14:13:30 –:–:– +14:55:41
70 080 – MARCO REINIKE (CHL) KTM +12:33:01 +13:02:57 +13:23:07 +15:13:37 –:–:– +15:36:04
71 091 – PABLO CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA +13:58:29 +14:12:13 –:–:– +15:53:07 –:–:– +16:26:03
72 087 – CARLO VELLUTINO (PER) KTM +14:09:56 +14:38:26 +15:17:31 +16:12:24 –:–:– +16:32:48
73 093 – RICHARD DE GROOT (NLD) HONDA +13:52:26 +14:13:58 +14:35:48 +16:35:33 –:–:– +17:02:42
74 082 – OCTAVIO VALLE (MEX) KTM +15:22:50 +15:45:10 +16:02:29 +16:50:18 –:–:– +17:10:35
75 111 – SYLVAIN ESPINASSE (FRA) KTM +15:40:49 +16:12:15 +16:35:12 +17:33:02 –:–:– +18:34:45
76 105 – DAVID BATALLA (ESP) GAS – GAS +14:03:07 +14:47:58 +15:08:04 +17:59:23 –:–:– +18:56:23
77 090 – BRUNO BONY (FRA) KTM +16:23:59 +16:50:49 +17:03:17 +19:01:37 –:–:– +19:25:40
78 191 – ALEJANDRO HOYOS LLACH (COL) HONDA +14:53:31 +16:41:15 +17:19:20 +19:20:17 –:–:– +19:59:53
79 173 – LUCA VIGLIO (ITA) BETA +16:06:42 +16:34:17 +16:52:51 +20:19:10 –:–:– +20:23:02
037 – DARIO JULIO DE SOUZA (BRA) HONDA +02:04:52 +02:09:32 +02:12:34 +02:23:28 –:–:– –:–:–
133 – TOOMAS TRIISA (EST) HONDA +04:22:08 +05:39:24 +05:47:30 +12:30:45 –:–:– –:–:–
098 – STEPHANE HAMARD (FRA) KTM +08:53:11 +09:12:29 +09:29:12 +13:32:33 –:–:– –:–:–
058 – MIGUEL PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) GAS – GAS +13:37:34 +14:40:50 +14:58:58 +20:00:31 –:–:– –:–:–
169 – JOSE IGNACIO CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP) YAMAHA +20:22:59 +21:13:31 +21:37:39 +27:24:35 –:–:– –:–:–
024 – GERARD FARRES GUELL (ESP) GAS – GAS +01:18:14 +01:21:25 +01:24:12 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
010 – PAULO GONCALVES (PRT) HONDA +02:23:24 +02:23:05 +02:22:13 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
033 – JOSE MANUEL PELLICER (ESP) SUZUKI +04:29:00 +04:38:24 +04:44:57 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
141 – SEBASTIAN FERNANDEZ (URY) KAWASAKI +05:52:09 +06:08:14 +06:18:23 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
055 – PABLO OSCAR PASCUAL (ARG) KAWASAKI +06:44:18 +07:12:12 +07:23:46 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
049 – VICTOR OLIVEIRA (PRT) HUSQVARNA +10:22:25 +11:57:42 +12:23:26 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
149 – JULIO FEDERICO QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA +12:03:23 +12:29:50 +12:52:23 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
122 – ERIC PALANTE (BEL) HONDA +12:59:38 +13:33:48 +14:04:24 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
110 – FABRICIO FUENTES (BOL) GAS – GAS +13:35:14 +13:59:00 +14:18:39 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
108 – MARC PEDROLA (ESP) GAS – GAS +13:34:48 +14:13:03 +14:51:07 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
154 – ENRIC MARTI FLIX (ESP) GAS – GAS +14:37:40 +15:07:57 +15:31:57 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
159 – NICOLAS BRABECK-LETMATHE (AUT) HONDA +15:15:22 +16:04:06 +16:39:36 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
104 – LKHAMAA NAMCHIN (MNG) KTM +14:42:22 +18:07:37 +19:09:11 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
114 – JOSE PALACIOS (FRA) KTM +19:13:44 +19:58:32 +20:29:58 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
112 – ROSA ROMERO FONT (ESP) YAMAHA +32:30:55 +33:56:58 +35:34:13 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
113 – ALBERTO SALIDO MEDINA (ESP) YAMAHA +32:33:10 +33:56:59 +35:34:20 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
116 – ALAIN HERMET (FRA) KTM +07:19:02 +07:30:29 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
175 – DAMIEN BONNET (FRA) YAMAHA +11:29:49 +12:38:38 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
118 – YANNICK GUYOMARC’H (FRA) YAMAHA +24:11:45 +26:11:39 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
096 – ORIOL ESCALE (ESP) SUZUKI +11:15:08 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
099 – PAUL JAY (GBR) HONDA +16:13:30 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
23:53 196 – JULIAN VILLARRUBIA (ESP) YAMAHA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
25:08:00 077 – RAFAEL ERNESTO ERASO ANGLADE (VEN) YAMAHA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
25:26:00 056 – JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MENARD (FRA) YAMAHA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
27:47:00 177 – FRANCESCO CATANESE (ITA) YAMAHA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
29:35:00 171 – YAMIR ORTIZ (CHL) HONDA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
29:51:00 095 – OLIVIER MUTELET (FRA) YAMAHA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
30:58:00 164 – JORGE GOMEZ BENITEZ (ESP) BMW –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
33:46:00 097 – GILBERT ESCALE (ESP) SUZUKI –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
35:07:00 124 – RONALD AMBLER (CHL) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
48:46:00 151 – JUAN MANUEL BELAUSTEGUI (ARG) YAMAHA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–

Photos:

#2 - Stage winner and overall leader Marc Coma - www.dakar.com

#2 – Stage winner and overall leader Marc Coma – www.dakar.com

#6 - Olivier Pain having some airtime - www.dakar.com

#6 – Olivier Pain having some airtime – www.dakar.com

#16  - Juan Pedrero eating some sand - www.dakar.com

#16 – Juan Pedrero eating some sand – www.dakar.com

#50 - Laia Sanz - www.dakar.com

#50 – Laia Sanz – www.dakar.com

More on Stage 6 to follow…