2014 Dakar Rally – Stage 6

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10/01/2014

Stage 6 turned out to be a somber one.  Officials announced that Belgian rider Eric Palante sadly passed away.  The crew of the sweeper truck, who collect stranded riders and/or their vehicles, found the body of the 50 year old Honda rider #122.  Palante was taking part in his 11th Dakar. The cause of his death is still unknown.

The 6th stage consisted of a short liaison section – 64km and a 400km special and took riders from Tucuman to Salta.

The French rider Alain Duclos took stage victory on his Sherco, eight years after his first victory in Bamako.  Duclos clocked a time of 4h21m34s with Marc Coma a mere 2 minutes slower.  Duclos’s win has put him on the provisional podium, 3rd place, 1 hour behind overall leader Coma.

Bad luck for the Chilean KTM rider Francisco Lopez as he crashed at kilometer 211 of the special, damaging his bike beyond repair.  Joan Barreda finished 4th for the day, 2 minutes behind Duclos.  He is in 2nd overall.

Overall standings after stage 6:

Pos Name Make WP1 WP2 WP3 WP4 WP5 WP6 WP7 WP8 WP9 WPA
1 002 – MARC COMA (ESP) KTM 19h12m49s 19h42m21s 20h12m53s 20h57m30s 21h29m55s 21h56m19s –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– 23h08m00s
2 003 – JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA +00:43:45 +00:43:09 +00:42:27 +00:41:19 +00:42:07 +00:41:57 22h13m57s 23h03m00s 23h27m21s +00:42:17
3 022 – ALAIN DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO +01:02:45 +01:03:02 +01:01:41 +00:58:28 +00:58:52 +00:59:29 +00:24:15 +00:17:54 +00:18:01 +01:00:58
4 004 – JORDI VILADOMS (ESP) KTM +01:00:38 +01:01:38 +01:02:29 –:–:– +01:04:54 +01:05:05 +00:24:24 –:–:– –:–:– +01:08:09
5 038 – JEREMIAS ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN +01:24:28 +01:25:33 +01:25:19 +01:27:49 +01:29:57 +01:31:11 +00:45:20 +00:49:44 +00:50:25 +01:33:28
6 006 – OLIVIER PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA +01:30:51 +01:31:41 +01:31:30 +01:38:35 +01:39:49 +01:40:23 +01:00:42 +00:59:12 +00:59:41 +01:43:08
7 015 – KUBA PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM +01:44:46 +01:45:39 +01:46:11 +01:46:21 +01:47:45 +01:48:06 +01:06:39 +01:06:38 +01:07:03 +01:49:59
8 007 – HELDER RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA +01:59:09 +01:59:55 +02:00:34 +01:58:54 +02:00:08 +02:00:03 +01:20:57 +01:18:10 +01:18:23 +02:01:24
9 009 – DAVID CASTEU (FRA) KTM +01:58:11 +01:59:58 +02:02:07 +02:03:47 +02:06:35 +02:07:32 +01:23:03 +01:27:08 +01:28:16 +02:12:05
10 026 – DANIEL GOUET (CHL) HONDA +02:08:16 +02:09:06 +02:09:18 +02:11:12 +02:12:58 +02:13:31 +01:29:46 +01:32:32 +01:33:36 +02:17:26
11 001 – CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA +02:25:10 +02:25:53 +02:24:47 +02:23:27 +02:24:34 +02:24:48 +01:47:19 +01:42:33 +01:42:07 +02:24:41
12 019 – STEFAN SVITKO (SVK) KTM +02:32:06 +02:32:46 +02:32:36 +02:32:53 +02:34:13 +02:34:51 +01:53:39 +01:53:14 +01:53:42 +02:36:44
13 017 – MICHAEL METGE (FRA) YAMAHA +03:17:37 +03:17:54 +03:17:51 +03:15:42 +03:16:18 +03:15:52 +02:36:59 +02:33:55 +02:33:47 +03:16:37
14 030 – RIAAN VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +03:19:04 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +03:23:07
15 016 – IVAN JAKES (SVK) KTM +03:14:49 +03:16:18 +03:16:49 +03:16:29 +03:19:02 +03:20:02 +02:38:25 +02:39:46 +02:40:37 +03:24:04
16 040 – JUAN CARLOS SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN +03:22:39 +03:23:36 +03:24:52 +03:28:05 +03:31:19 +03:32:48 +02:51:30 +02:52:14 +02:54:09 +03:38:28
17 076 – NICOLAS ALBERTO CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN) YAMAHA +03:40:44 +03:43:09 +03:44:47 +03:45:33 +03:48:28 +03:50:10 +03:12:58 +03:09:47 +03:11:42 +03:55:55
18 028 – HENK KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM +03:39:10 +03:41:54 +03:44:08 +03:46:19 +03:49:56 +03:52:51 +03:16:06 +03:13:37 +03:16:00 +04:01:06
19 039 – DAVID PABISKA (CZE) KTM +03:58:06 +04:00:10 +04:01:59 +04:04:28 +04:08:47 +04:11:30 +03:37:24 –:–:– –:–:– +04:19:54
20 050 – LAIA SANZ (ESP) HONDA +04:10:02 +04:11:38 +04:13:06 +04:15:36 +04:19:11 +04:20:55 +04:03:24 +03:40:17 +03:41:45 +04:26:06
21 052 – CLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA +04:48:37 +04:51:31 +04:54:40 +05:09:26 +05:14:25 +05:17:35 +04:40:57 +04:38:23 +04:41:22 +05:26:32
22 067 – ROBERT VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA +04:41:23 +04:44:16 +04:47:10 +05:05:38 +05:11:11 +05:15:14 +04:42:21 +04:36:54 +04:41:43 +05:28:42
23 053 – PEDRO BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA +05:13:50 +05:15:05 +05:15:59 +05:16:49 +05:20:06 +05:22:25 +04:37:58 +04:42:58 +04:45:37 +05:30:49
24 044 – PEDRO OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN +05:12:50 +05:15:40 +05:18:27 +05:21:34 +05:25:40 +05:28:08 +04:45:24 +04:48:36 +04:51:10 +05:36:18
25 074 – HENRICUS VOGELS (NLD) KTM +05:20:36 +05:21:47 +05:22:14 +05:27:56 +05:30:32 +05:33:00 +04:57:14 +04:53:04 +04:54:45 +05:38:54
26 031 – PAOLO CECI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN +05:47:33 +05:49:31 +05:51:17 +05:53:18 +05:57:03 +05:59:17 +05:24:25 +05:20:06 +05:22:28 +06:07:05
27 027 – MARC GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS +05:51:55 +05:53:52 +05:55:27 +06:01:38 +06:04:59 +06:07:37 +05:30:28 +05:28:18 +05:30:28 +06:15:12
28 034 – MIRAN STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM +05:47:31 +05:51:02 +05:54:10 +06:00:36 +06:06:22 +06:10:41 +05:36:20 +05:32:28 +05:36:11 +06:21:50
29 059 – BRETT CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM +06:07:01 +06:11:03 +06:13:52 +06:29:26 +06:33:40 +06:37:23 +05:52:46 +05:58:25 +06:01:05 +06:45:45
30 041 – FELIPE PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA +05:54:28 +05:58:15 +06:03:13 +06:18:42 +06:28:24 +06:34:16 +05:49:23 +05:56:53 +06:01:00 +06:48:18
31 174 – TXOMIN ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA +06:24:46 +06:27:01 +06:28:51 +06:33:20 +06:37:20 +06:39:12 +06:03:25 +06:02:27 +06:06:09 +06:51:53
32 103 – XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA +06:48:01 +06:49:39 +06:50:20 +06:52:21 +06:55:47 +06:57:43 +06:09:22 +06:18:08 +06:20:48 +07:06:09
33 023 – JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO +02:52:25 +02:52:47 +02:52:02 +03:23:24 +03:26:49 +03:27:33 +02:37:05 –:–:– –:–:– +07:21:39
34 046 – PABLO RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA –:–:– +06:42:24 +06:46:05 +07:08:43 +07:14:35 +07:18:37 +06:36:40 +06:38:54 +06:40:54 +07:26:20
35 045 – DANIEL OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +07:21:09 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +07:29:29
36 073 – DIEGO DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI +06:32:04 +06:39:21 +06:46:20 +07:07:15 +07:17:46 +07:24:57 +06:51:29 +06:48:17 +06:53:01 +07:41:18
37 036 – MARIO PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI +07:30:22 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +07:35:49 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +07:41:26
38 079 – ALBERTO SANTIAGO ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA +07:15:16 +07:20:02 +07:24:45 +07:29:15 +07:35:38 +07:41:05 +07:09:19 +07:03:18 +07:07:25 +07:53:50
39 014 – JAVIER PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA +07:35:07 +07:39:15 +07:41:43 +07:44:44 +07:49:01 +07:51:08 +07:05:59 +07:10:31 +07:12:40 +07:57:15
40 106 – SERGE GOUNON (FRA) KTM +07:34:37 +07:37:02 +07:42:04 +07:48:43 +07:53:51 +07:57:20 +07:25:21 +07:18:48 +07:21:33 +08:07:19
41 069 – HUGO PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA +07:52:23 +07:55:25 +07:58:17 +08:01:47 +08:06:16 +08:09:42 +07:30:36 +07:30:57 +07:33:51 +08:19:31
42 117 – MART MEERU (EST) HONDA +07:34:52 +07:41:02 +07:47:01 +07:57:13 +08:05:12 +08:10:23 +07:37:20 +07:33:13 +07:37:41 +08:24:37
43 086 – CRISTIAN NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +08:18:51 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +08:30:01
44 075 – TROY O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM +08:08:44 +08:12:49 +08:15:22 +08:20:05 +08:24:32 +08:30:43 +08:10:01 +07:53:11 +07:56:48 +08:43:06
45 064 – LAURENT LAZARD (URY) KTM +08:06:30 +08:11:40 +08:16:41 +08:25:19 +08:32:59 +08:37:36 +08:02:07 +08:00:51 +08:05:17 +08:51:37
46 065 – EDUARDO HEINRICH (PER) HONDA +08:09:59 +08:15:31 +08:20:28 +08:31:40 +08:42:37 +08:50:31 +08:23:13 +08:14:17 +08:21:49 +09:09:35
47 165 – ALLAN ROBERTS (AUS) KTM +08:32:54 +08:38:17 +08:42:42 +08:51:04 +08:58:49 +09:03:54 +08:25:07 +08:27:33 +08:31:59 +09:19:14
48 083 – PATRICIO CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI +08:57:41 +09:01:18 +09:05:10 +09:14:42 +09:19:07 +09:22:32 –:–:– –:–:– +08:45:16 +09:32:09
49 185 – MARCO ANTONIO SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM +08:43:47 +08:48:28 +08:53:35 +09:06:53 +09:14:35 +09:19:53 +08:49:28 +08:43:36 +08:48:59 +09:36:01
50 126 – JAN BASTIAAN NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM +08:31:59 +08:37:45 +08:47:05 +09:01:45 +09:10:16 +09:16:47 +08:52:23 +08:41:37 +08:48:36 +09:38:22
51 051 – FRANCISCO ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM +08:57:13 +09:02:48 +09:08:39 +09:19:52 +09:27:18 +09:32:23 +08:57:40 +08:55:28 +09:00:54 +09:49:44
52 057 – BRUNO DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA +09:39:45 +09:42:02 +09:44:40 +09:49:43 +09:54:05 +09:56:36 +09:13:03 +09:17:17 +09:20:12 +10:05:30
53 072 – GABOR SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM +09:10:04 +09:16:13 +09:23:21 +09:41:41 +09:51:29 +09:59:30 +09:11:26 +09:24:34 +09:32:03 +10:21:09
54 101 – JUAN ESTEBAN SARMIENTO CERON (COL) YAMAHA +09:41:31 +09:46:08 +09:50:58 +09:56:04 +10:02:14 +10:06:46 +09:39:53 +09:30:53 +09:36:07 +10:23:53
55 189 – THIERRY TRACCAN (FRA) HONDA +09:49:39 +09:56:19 +10:02:33 +10:13:08 +10:23:34 +10:31:42 +10:02:09 +09:56:30 +10:03:17 +10:52:18
56 135 – DEMIAN GUIRAL (ARG) HONDA +08:27:11 +08:34:47 +09:16:11 +10:39:40 +10:47:49 +10:54:09 +10:11:17 +10:19:12 +10:27:51 +11:19:24
57 134 – SHANE DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA +11:03:36 +11:07:17 +11:10:04 +11:13:31 +11:19:28 +11:24:10 +10:48:46 +10:44:32 +10:46:36 +11:32:04
58 131 – JANOS DESI (HUN) KTM +10:37:15 +10:42:55 +10:48:32 +10:56:59 +11:06:16 +11:12:28 +10:36:15 +10:40:30 +10:46:17 +11:34:33
59 042 – JAIME PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA +11:11:44 +11:15:52 +11:20:22 +11:31:48 +11:41:51 +11:49:00 +11:27:11 +11:13:07 +11:18:36 +12:06:18
60 100 – ERIC CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA +11:14:21 +11:19:47 +11:48:46 +12:09:29 +12:18:05 +12:24:03 +11:46:17 +11:47:42 +11:53:34 +12:41:15
61 063 – FRANCISCO ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO +08:55:44 +09:04:11 +09:10:34 +09:17:49 +09:23:32 +09:28:06 +08:51:30 +11:17:11 +11:41:29 +12:42:30
62 085 – PEDRO PENATE MUNOZ (ESP) KTM +11:09:34 +11:15:43 +11:22:18 +12:02:19 +12:15:21 +12:24:28 +12:11:37 +11:54:54 +12:01:42 +12:50:39
63 071 – CARLOS GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HONDA +13:20:58 +13:27:03 +13:31:34 +13:36:56 +13:44:13 +13:49:42 +13:21:20 +13:15:05 +13:20:01 +14:07:37
64 109 – FLAVIO DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS +14:01:57 +14:09:12 +14:19:22 +14:31:29 +14:42:04 +14:51:22 +14:20:34 +14:16:56 +14:25:12 +15:15:35
65 133 – TOOMAS TRIISA (EST) HONDA +15:55:51 +16:01:42 +16:07:23 +16:14:41 +16:22:26 +16:28:15 +15:53:01 +15:52:23 +15:56:48 +16:44:40
66 080 – MARCO REINIKE (CHL) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +16:28:57 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +16:53:22
67 155 – SEBASTIAN ALBERTO URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA +15:54:18 +16:00:29 +16:06:54 –:–:– –:–:– +16:35:43 –:–:– –:–:– +16:06:35 +16:54:51
68 125 – ENRIQUE GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL) KTM +15:47:35 +15:55:32 +16:05:21 +16:15:20 +16:25:38 +16:32:54 +16:16:19 +16:00:52 +16:07:28 +16:56:02
69 180 – BOLDBAATAR DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM +16:08:53 +16:14:51 +16:22:14 +16:34:27 +16:43:51 +16:51:09 +16:31:15 +16:16:46 +16:22:18 +17:11:47
70 091 – PABLO CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA +17:35:35 +17:41:19 +17:46:45 +17:55:58 +18:08:19 +18:15:55 +17:52:44 +17:43:27 +17:59:14 +18:49:41
71 082 – OCTAVIO VALLE (MEX) KTM +18:20:04 +18:25:39 +18:30:21 +18:38:58 +18:44:22 +18:48:57 +18:02:29 +18:11:55 +18:15:58 +19:02:47
72 093 – RICHARD DE GROOT (NLD) HONDA +18:15:36 +18:22:19 +18:32:49 +18:45:11 +18:55:55 +19:04:27 +18:39:35 +18:31:37 +18:39:08 +19:29:09
73 087 – CARLO VELLUTINO (PER) KTM +17:48:01 +17:57:23 +18:09:22 +18:41:12 +19:01:00 +19:09:50 +18:47:44 +18:35:29 +18:43:30 +19:32:55
74 098 – STEPHANE HAMARD (FRA) KTM +19:03:31 +19:09:33 +19:17:17 +19:30:47 +19:38:48 +19:45:16 +19:18:14 +19:11:35 +19:18:22 +20:06:02
75 049 – VICTOR OLIVEIRA (PRT) HUSQVARNA +19:41:28 +19:46:48 +19:51:59 –:–:– –:–:– +20:09:31 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +20:23:30
76 111 – SYLVAIN ESPINASSE (FRA) KTM +20:29:42 +20:37:03 +20:44:35 +20:55:17 +21:04:24 +21:11:02 +20:42:59 +20:39:26 +20:45:33 +21:34:30
77 191 – ALEJANDRO HOYOS LLACH (COL) HONDA +20:13:21 +20:21:18 +20:30:45 +20:46:02 +20:58:32 +21:09:12 +20:53:52 +20:39:48 +20:49:15 +21:40:19
78 090 – BRUNO BONY (FRA) KTM +21:37:34 +21:43:05 +21:47:57 +21:55:27 +22:02:56 +22:07:55 +21:32:30 +21:32:25 +21:38:27 +22:25:38
79 058 – MIGUEL PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) GAS – GAS +22:16:19 +22:22:28 +22:29:46 +22:40:48 +22:51:12 +22:59:19 +22:45:42 +22:33:13 +22:40:25 +23:31:06
80 173 – LUCA VIGLIO (ITA) BETA +22:51:01 +22:56:28 +23:03:45 +24:26:59 +24:55:46 +25:14:18 +24:47:56 +24:45:50 +24:56:43 +25:51:57
81 149 – JULIO FEDERICO QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA +21:59:11 +22:06:49 +22:15:54 +22:46:21 +23:00:24 +23:10:27 +23:11:43 +24:45:28 +25:18:04 +26:09:52
82 092 – MIKE JOHNSON (USA) HONDA +27:50:11 +27:57:08 +28:04:25 +28:17:09 +28:26:11 +28:34:12 +28:04:32 +28:00:15 +28:07:57 +28:57:50
83 169 – JOSE IGNACIO CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP) YAMAHA +30:44:02 +30:49:51 +30:57:03 +31:31:59 +31:43:54 +31:53:42 +31:33:37 +31:28:13 +31:41:15 +32:35:06
118 – YANNICK GUYOMARC’H (FRA) YAMAHA +43:27:45 +44:14:57 +44:49:14 +45:42:34 +46:46:21 –:–:– +46:32:21 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
184 – MATEO MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM +07:23:47 +07:28:41 +07:54:35 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
19:38 005 – FRANCISCO LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
37:41:00 105 – DAVID BATALLA (ESP) GAS – GAS –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–

Photos from the day:

#22 - Stage winner Alain Duclos - www.dakar.com

#22 – Stage winner Alain Duclos – www.dakar.com

Honda rider making a splash - www.dakar.com

Honda rider making a splash – www.dakar.com

#2 - Marc Coma - www.dakar.com

#2 – Marc Coma – www.dakar.com

#1 - Cyril Despres - www.dakar.com

#1 – Cyril Despres – www.dakar.com

Competitors will enjoy a rest day before tackling the second half of the rally.

Next up – Stage 7…