2014 Dakar Rally – Stage 7

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12/01/2014

After a well deserved rest day in Salta, riders set off on the second marathon stage of the rally.  For the first time since the Dakar Rally moved to South America, competitors will cross into Bolivia, traveling from Salta, Argintina, to Uyuni, Bolivia.  To riders’ relieve, the stage’s special was shortened fomr 401km to just 104km due to heavy rain in the Salta region the day before.

Stage victory went to Honda rider, Joan Barreda – his third stage-victory for the 2014 edition of the race.  Barreda put in an excellent performance, beating overall leader Marc Coma by just over 4 minutes.  Cyril Despres came in at 5m35s behind Barreda.

Stage winner of the day before, Alain Duclos was first out on the road.  Being the first, with no tracks to follow, turned out to be disastrous for the Sherco rider as he mad a navigational mistake in the beginning of the stage, causing him to loose almost 20 minutes by the end of the day.  This mistake resulted in him parting with his overall third position in exchange for fourth, just 32 seconds behind the KTM of Jordi Viladoms.

Overall standings after stage 7:

Pos Name Make WP4 WP5 WP6 WP7 WP8 WP9 WP10 WP11 WPA
1 002 – MARC COMA (ESP) KTM 23h33m07s 23h57m08s 24h28m00s 24h50m23s 24h50m23s 25h14m21s 25h46m02s 26h09m43s 26h40m44s
2 003 – JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +00:37:50 +00:37:50 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +00:38:14
3 004 – JORDI VILADOMS (ESP) KTM +01:09:05 +01:10:38 +01:12:37 +01:14:29 +01:14:29 +01:15:20 +01:15:38 +01:16:05 +01:16:03
4 022 – ALAIN DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO +01:08:42 +01:09:10 +01:10:42 +01:12:52 +01:12:52 +01:14:34 +01:15:48 +01:16:55 +01:16:35
5 038 – JEREMIAS ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN +01:32:45 +01:33:26 +01:35:28 +01:37:21 +01:37:21 +01:38:03 +01:38:50 +01:40:10 +01:39:29
6 006 – OLIVIER PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA +01:43:22 +01:43:17 +01:44:27 +01:45:45 +01:45:45 +01:47:05 +01:48:34 +01:49:26 +01:50:42
7 015 – KUBA PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM +01:49:56 +01:49:57 +01:50:52 +01:51:44 +01:51:44 +01:52:26 +01:53:36 +01:54:49 +01:54:52
8 007 – HELDER RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA +02:01:18 +02:01:56 +02:03:38 +02:05:10 +02:05:10 +02:06:08 +02:07:42 +02:09:01 +02:08:18
9 009 – DAVID CASTEU (FRA) KTM +02:12:34 +02:13:34 +02:15:58 +02:18:04 +02:18:04 +02:19:31 +02:21:37 +02:23:07 +02:23:50
10 001 – CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA +02:24:09 +02:24:19 +02:25:01 +02:26:02 +02:26:02 +02:26:03 +02:25:44 +02:25:56 +02:26:13
11 026 – DANIEL GOUET (CHL) HONDA +02:17:36 +02:17:53 +02:19:42 +02:22:36 +02:22:36 +02:24:24 +02:25:57 +02:27:04 +02:27:43
12 019 – STEFAN SVITKO (SVK) KTM +02:37:11 +02:57:36 +02:59:28 +03:01:11 +03:01:11 +03:02:37 +03:04:55 +03:06:35 +03:07:18
13 030 – RIAAN VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM +03:23:15 +03:23:25 +03:24:36 +03:25:56 +03:25:56 +03:27:07 +03:29:20 +03:30:39 +03:31:19
14 017 – MICHAEL METGE (FRA) YAMAHA +03:25:58 +03:26:48 +03:28:37 +03:30:08 +03:30:08 +03:31:02 +03:32:55 +03:34:26 +03:36:05
15 016 – IVAN JAKES (SVK) KTM +03:23:51 +03:25:03 +03:27:04 +03:29:39 +03:29:39 +03:31:04 +03:32:49 +03:34:27 +03:36:25
16 040 – JUAN CARLOS SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN +03:38:37 +03:39:10 +03:41:47 +03:43:55 +03:43:55 +03:45:32 +03:48:15 +03:50:12 +03:49:05
17 076 – NICOLAS ALBERTO CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN) YAMAHA +03:58:58 +04:02:14 +04:05:59 +04:08:59 +04:08:59 +04:11:26 +04:14:21 +04:16:46 +04:20:35
18 028 – HENK KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM +04:02:35 +04:04:17 +04:07:19 +04:10:03 +04:10:03 +04:12:18 +04:15:58 +04:18:29 +04:21:53
19 050 – LAIA SANZ (ESP) HONDA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +04:31:11 +04:31:11 +04:31:57 +04:33:38 +04:34:46 +04:35:34
20 039 – DAVID PABISKA (CZE) KTM +04:21:18 +04:22:53 +04:26:37 +04:29:24 +04:29:24 +04:31:48 +04:35:44 +04:39:35 +04:43:41
21 052 – CLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA +05:13:23 +05:14:56 +05:17:48 +05:19:40 +05:19:40 +05:21:53 +05:24:56 +05:26:18 +05:27:19
22 067 – ROBERT VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA +05:29:25 +05:32:39 +05:36:14 +05:38:26 +05:38:26 +05:40:28 +05:44:38 +05:48:22 +05:50:27
23 044 – PEDRO OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN +05:37:25 +05:39:09 +05:43:30 +05:46:32 +05:46:32 +05:48:27 +05:51:20 +05:53:57 +05:58:29
24 074 – HENRICUS VOGELS (NLD) KTM +05:40:10 +05:41:17 +05:43:36 +05:46:09 +05:46:09 +05:48:23 +05:52:56 +05:57:30 +06:02:05
25 053 – PEDRO BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA +05:36:14 +05:39:30 +05:47:17 +05:50:02 +05:50:02 +05:52:04 +05:56:00 +05:58:51 +06:05:25
26 031 – PAOLO CECI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN +05:52:37 +05:53:27 +05:56:35 +05:57:34 +05:57:34 +05:59:06 +06:01:28 +06:03:20 +06:06:48
27 027 – MARC GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS +06:16:15 +06:17:36 +06:21:28 +06:23:49 +06:23:49 +06:25:51 +06:28:04 +06:30:03 +06:32:10
28 041 – FELIPE PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA +06:26:16 +06:28:33 +06:31:59 +06:34:58 +06:34:58 +06:37:13 +06:40:05 +06:42:51 +06:46:32
29 034 – MIRAN STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM +06:23:47 +06:27:04 +06:32:36 +06:36:30 +06:36:30 +06:39:26 +06:45:10 +06:49:19 +06:53:38
30 059 – BRETT CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM +06:47:35 +06:51:25 +06:57:01 +06:59:59 +06:59:59 +07:02:10 +07:05:37 +07:07:22 +07:07:49
31 023 – JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO +07:21:17 +07:21:16 +07:21:23 +07:22:03 +07:22:03 +07:23:09 +07:24:02 +07:24:59 +07:24:33
32 103 – XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA +07:07:32 +07:09:14 +07:12:32 +07:14:25 +07:14:25 +07:17:25 +07:21:59 +07:25:15 +07:29:36
33 174 – TXOMIN ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA +06:54:15 +06:58:18 +07:03:00 +07:05:57 +07:05:57 +07:09:02 +07:12:50 +07:15:48 +07:33:53
34 046 – PABLO RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +07:27:37 +07:27:37 +07:30:10 –:–:– –:–:– +07:47:28
35 045 – DANIEL OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +07:37:45 +07:37:45 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +07:48:28
36 036 – MARIO PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI +07:41:46 +07:41:45 +07:42:41 +07:43:34 +07:43:34 +07:44:47 +07:46:18 +07:47:31 +07:48:50
37 086 – CRISTIAN NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM +07:44:03 +07:46:39 +07:51:59 +07:55:09 +07:55:09 +07:58:11 +08:01:25 +08:04:16 +08:06:44
38 014 – JAVIER PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA +07:57:07 +07:58:24 +08:01:28 +08:03:54 +08:03:54 +08:05:31 +08:08:24 +08:10:26 +08:11:54
39 073 – DIEGO DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI +07:44:52 +07:49:06 +07:55:54 +08:00:44 +08:00:44 +08:05:38 +08:11:34 +08:16:50 +08:22:51
40 079 – ALBERTO SANTIAGO ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA +07:56:45 +08:00:25 +08:06:07 +08:10:21 +08:10:21 +08:14:34 +08:21:21 +08:25:52 +08:29:04
41 106 – SERGE GOUNON (FRA) KTM +08:10:44 +08:14:26 +08:20:50 +08:23:48 +08:23:48 +08:26:17 +08:32:19 +08:36:54 +08:42:50
42 069 – HUGO PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA +08:21:14 +08:23:22 +08:28:29 +08:32:23 +08:32:23 +08:35:03 +08:39:43 +08:44:13 +08:47:50
43 075 – TROY O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM +08:45:10 +08:48:16 +08:53:02 +08:56:53 +08:56:53 +09:00:13 +09:05:45 +09:09:58 +09:14:13
44 117 – MART MEERU (EST) HONDA +08:27:39 +08:31:59 +08:37:52 +08:42:55 +08:42:55 +08:47:26 +08:56:27 +09:03:50 +09:24:44
45 064 – LAURENT LAZARD (URY) KTM +08:58:27 +09:04:14 +09:12:47 +09:18:23 +09:18:23 +09:23:04 +09:31:17 +09:36:44 +09:44:57
46 165 – ALLAN ROBERTS (AUS) KTM +09:21:58 +09:26:55 +09:32:54 +09:37:20 +09:37:20 +09:41:32 +09:47:04 +09:50:16 +09:52:05
47 083 – PATRICIO CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI +09:34:51 +09:38:42 +09:44:55 +09:48:13 +09:48:13 +09:51:25 +09:56:09 +09:59:22 +10:02:04
48 065 – EDUARDO HEINRICH (PER) HONDA +09:13:20 +09:19:17 +09:27:37 +09:34:51 +09:34:51 +09:41:05 +09:48:43 +09:55:30 +10:16:35
49 051 – FRANCISCO ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM +09:52:25 +09:55:36 +10:02:22 +10:06:34 +10:06:34 +10:09:45 +10:15:02 +10:18:18 +10:22:40
50 185 – MARCO ANTONIO SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM +09:39:23 +09:42:58 +09:49:21 +09:53:36 +09:53:36 +09:57:16 +10:02:27 +10:06:18 +10:26:33
51 126 – JAN BASTIAAN NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM +09:41:50 +09:46:33 +09:54:15 +09:59:58 +09:59:58 +10:05:44 +10:15:14 +10:22:30 +10:30:54
52 057 – BRUNO DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA +10:09:02 +10:11:07 +10:17:19 +10:20:55 +10:20:55 +10:22:46 +10:27:42 +10:30:05 +10:32:43
53 072 – GABOR SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM +10:24:45 +10:29:06 +10:35:38 +10:40:12 +10:40:12 +10:45:21 +10:53:54 +10:58:54 +11:02:21
54 101 – JUAN ESTEBAN SARMIENTO CERON (COL) YAMAHA +10:28:33 +10:33:02 +10:58:47 +11:08:59 +11:08:59 +11:16:47 +11:30:10 +11:42:00 +11:50:33
55 134 – SHANE DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA +11:33:00 +11:34:44 +11:38:56 +11:41:35 +11:41:35 +11:43:51 +11:47:45 +11:50:04 +11:54:52
56 189 – THIERRY TRACCAN (FRA) HONDA +10:56:26 +11:02:08 +11:12:08 +11:18:08 +11:18:08 +11:22:38 +11:31:32 +11:36:11 +11:56:42
57 131 – JANOS DESI (HUN) KTM +11:38:03 +11:42:48 +11:50:17 +11:54:52 +11:54:52 +11:59:43 +12:07:39 +12:14:14 +12:22:39
58 042 – JAIME PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA +12:08:52 –:–:– –:–:– +12:18:33 +12:18:33 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +12:34:57
59 085 – PEDRO PENATE MUNOZ (ESP) KTM +12:55:24 +12:59:20 +13:07:06 +13:11:55 +13:11:55 +13:15:48 +13:23:49 +13:31:33 +13:40:25
60 100 – ERIC CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA +12:45:57 +12:50:48 +13:01:10 +13:08:02 +13:08:02 +13:11:52 +13:21:10 +13:34:31 +13:46:02
61 063 – FRANCISCO ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO +12:46:54 +12:55:05 +13:03:51 +13:10:19 +13:10:19 +13:16:41 +13:24:54 +13:30:20 +13:50:19
62 071 – CARLOS GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HONDA +14:11:33 +14:17:03 +14:24:04 +14:28:41 +14:28:41 +14:34:21 +14:44:00 +14:51:24 +15:12:47
63 109 – FLAVIO DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS +15:19:34 +15:24:17 +15:33:54 +15:38:48 +15:38:48 +15:42:43 +15:50:14 +15:55:14 +16:14:46
64 133 – TOOMAS TRIISA (EST) HONDA +16:47:05 +16:50:43 +16:54:26 +16:57:07 +16:57:07 +16:59:38 +17:03:04 +17:05:36 +17:07:31
65 080 – MARCO REINIKE (CHL) KTM +16:56:50 +17:01:42 +17:09:09 +17:14:23 +17:14:23 +17:18:49 +17:26:29 +17:31:39 +17:41:10
66 125 – ENRIQUE GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL) KTM +17:01:34 +17:07:09 +17:16:27 +17:22:12 +17:22:12 +17:27:41 +17:36:40 +17:43:36 +17:53:05
67 155 – SEBASTIAN ALBERTO URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA +17:00:15 +17:05:53 +17:15:43 +17:21:50 +17:21:50 +17:27:09 +17:37:05 +17:46:35 +17:54:19
68 180 – BOLDBAATAR DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM +17:15:36 +17:21:33 +17:29:43 +17:36:37 +17:36:37 +17:41:18 +17:49:50 +17:56:04 +18:01:13
69 082 – OCTAVIO VALLE (MEX) KTM +19:07:29 +19:11:34 +19:18:31 +19:23:44 +19:23:44 +19:27:10 +19:31:58 +19:35:06 +19:39:28
70 091 – PABLO CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA +18:58:46 +19:08:04 +19:24:47 +19:31:55 +19:31:55 +19:43:51 +19:56:37 +20:03:46 +20:10:40
71 093 – RICHARD DE GROOT (NLD) HONDA +19:37:26 +19:43:56 +19:52:50 +19:58:48 +19:58:48 +20:04:45 +20:13:37 +20:20:04 +20:26:58
72 087 – CARLO VELLUTINO (PER) KTM +19:38:14 +19:43:33 +19:51:00 +19:55:32 +19:55:32 +20:02:00 +20:10:17 +20:16:31 +20:39:28
73 098 – STEPHANE HAMARD (FRA) KTM +20:10:20 +20:15:03 +20:22:25 +20:27:47 +20:27:47 –:–:– +20:38:02 +20:43:37 +20:53:10
74 049 – VICTOR OLIVEIRA (PRT) HUSQVARNA +20:25:24 +20:28:20 +20:33:00 +20:36:31 +20:36:31 +20:39:44 +20:44:44 +20:48:58 +21:08:00
75 111 – SYLVAIN ESPINASSE (FRA) KTM +21:41:39 +21:48:10 +21:59:29 +22:05:50 +22:05:50 +22:14:34 +22:22:15 –:–:– +22:38:08
76 105 – DAVID BATALLA (ESP) GAS – GAS +21:42:53 +21:48:37 +21:56:55 +22:02:50 +22:02:50 +22:08:29 +22:17:07 +22:24:55 +22:49:15
77 090 – BRUNO BONY (FRA) KTM +22:29:49 +22:33:19 +22:38:48 +22:41:42 +22:41:42 +22:45:03 +22:52:13 +22:55:51 +23:02:52
78 191 – ALEJANDRO HOYOS LLACH (COL) HONDA +21:56:15 +22:04:40 +22:18:02 +22:26:38 +22:26:38 +22:33:00 +22:42:52 +22:52:02 +23:11:20
79 058 – MIGUEL PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) GAS – GAS +23:33:49 +23:37:51 +24:13:16 +24:17:55 +24:17:55 +24:22:01 +24:34:00 +24:41:08 +25:01:02
80 149 – JULIO FEDERICO QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA +26:15:10 +26:20:39 +26:27:39 +26:32:44 +26:32:44 +26:38:47 +26:47:24 +26:54:34 +27:06:25
81 092 – MIKE JOHNSON (USA) HONDA +29:02:13 +29:06:57 +29:14:09 +29:18:52 +29:18:52 +29:24:14 +29:31:49 +29:37:24 +30:00:02
82 169 – JOSE IGNACIO CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP) YAMAHA +32:43:41 +32:50:29 +33:00:15 +33:05:59 +33:05:59 +33:11:33 +33:20:28 +33:27:35 +34:11:59
83 118 – YANNICK GUYOMARC’H (FRA) YAMAHA +48:41:50 +48:52:58 +49:09:57 –:–:– +49:20:31 +49:29:51 +49:42:51 +50:00:07 +50:17:15
173 – LUCA VIGLIO (ITA) BETA +26:13:02 +26:31:22 +26:54:51 –:–:– –:–:– +27:20:27 +27:45:11 +28:02:36 –:–:–
34:27:00 135 – DEMIAN GUIRAL (ARG) HONDA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–

Photos of the day:

Riders on their way to the special - www.dakar.com

Riders on their way to the special – www.dakar.com

Riders on the liaison - www.dakar.com

Riders on the liaison – www.dakar.com

#22 - Alain Duclos ready to set off on the special - www.dakar.com

#22 – Alain Duclos ready to set off on the special – www.dakar.com

#1 - Cyril Despres giving it horns - www.dakar.com

#1 – Cyril Despres giving it horns – www.dakar.com

Second part of the marathon stage, Stage 8, to follow…