2014 Dakar Rally – Stage 9

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14/01/2014

Considered as one of the key stages of the rally, Stage 9 consisted of a short liaison of 29km and a timed special of 422km, 150km of which took competitors from Calama to Iquique through the grueling and unforgiving Atacama Desert.

Being no stranger to the sand dunes of South America, KTM rider and overall leader, Marc Coma, took his second stage victory in the 2014 event.  Coma came in 1min21s before his main rival, Joan Barreda.  They were followed by Frenchman Cyril Despres, 5min28s slower than Coma.  Despres was apparently forced to slow down towards the end of he special to avoid running out of fuel.

More bad luck for Sherco rider, Alain Duclos, as he suffered mechanical problems on his bike.  He had to rely on his teammate, Francisco Errazurz, to tow him to the bivouac, thus loosing all hope in achieving a good overall position.

Also worth a mention is the lady Honda rider, Laia Sanz from Spain, who put in an excellent performance.  She recorded the 9th fastest time of the day.  Her position was later moved up to 8th due to other riders receiving penalties.  She currently sits at 16th overall.

Overall positions after Stage 9:

Pos Name Make WP1 WP2 WP3 WP4 WP5 WP6 WP7 WP8 WP9 WP10 WP11 WPA
1 002 – MARC COMA (ESP) KTM 32h29m21s 32h56m52s 33h23m25s 33h48m41s 34h11m37s 34h50m24s 35h06m53s 35h23m15s 35h39m36s 36h00m16s 36h27m08s 36h55m07s
2 003 – JOAN BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA +00:39:02 +00:37:50 +00:38:16 +00:38:44 +00:39:15 +00:39:04 +00:39:04 +00:39:03 +00:39:13 +00:40:11 +00:40:33 +00:55:36
3 004 – JORDI VILADOMS (ESP) KTM +01:27:52 +01:29:28 +01:31:29 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +01:54:02
4 038 – JEREMIAS ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN +01:53:59 +01:55:18 +01:55:43 +01:56:48 +01:56:10 +01:55:44 +01:55:48 +01:55:49 +01:57:13 +02:08:30 +02:07:57 +02:07:23
5 006 – OLIVIER PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA +02:04:48 +02:06:34 +02:08:09 +02:09:08 +02:09:48 +02:10:29 +02:11:24 +02:12:13 +02:13:10 +02:14:45 +02:16:13 +02:16:27
6 007 – HELDER RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA –:–:– +02:13:47 +02:15:26 +02:16:28 +02:17:17 +02:17:26 +02:18:14 +02:18:48 +02:19:47 +02:21:18 +02:22:51 +02:24:42
7 015 – KUBA PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM +02:07:07 +02:08:43 +02:14:40 +02:15:40 +02:18:34 +02:20:18 +02:20:36 +02:21:18 +02:21:52 +02:23:15 +02:24:39 +02:25:33
8 001 – CYRIL DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA +02:24:20 +02:24:32 +02:25:38 +02:26:09 +02:26:49 +02:27:54 +02:28:07 +02:28:51 +02:29:33 +02:30:00 +02:29:45 +02:30:13
9 026 – DANIEL GOUET (CHL) HONDA +02:40:57 +02:42:44 +02:45:25 +02:46:20 +02:48:09 +02:48:47 +02:49:52 +02:51:01 +02:53:16 +02:55:35 +02:56:24 +02:57:59
10 009 – DAVID CASTEU (FRA) KTM +02:51:24 +02:55:27 +02:59:13 +03:02:11 +03:06:12 +03:09:10 +03:11:26 +03:13:27 +03:15:26 +03:18:32 +03:21:50 +03:23:23
11 019 – STEFAN SVITKO (SVK) KTM +03:19:25 +03:20:56 +03:22:55 +03:23:54 +03:24:57 +03:25:32 +03:26:31 +03:27:14 +03:27:33 +03:29:08 +03:29:17 +03:29:19
12 016 – IVAN JAKES (SVK) KTM +03:52:36 +03:53:51 +03:54:48 +03:56:47 +03:58:18 +03:59:22 +04:00:42 +04:01:25 +04:02:20 +04:03:20 +04:05:35 +04:05:58
13 030 – RIAAN VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM +03:43:41 +03:45:13 +03:47:00 +03:48:06 +03:50:17 +03:51:36 +03:53:07 +03:54:45 +03:55:44 –:–:– +04:09:07 +04:17:48
14 017 – MICHAEL METGE (FRA) YAMAHA +03:55:13 +03:57:16 +04:01:27 +04:02:31 +04:04:16 +04:04:49 +04:05:39 +04:07:49 +04:08:47 +04:21:16 +04:22:02 +04:33:30
15 040 – JUAN CARLOS SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN +04:21:15 +04:25:04 +04:28:52 +04:31:49 +04:34:54 +04:37:55 +04:40:23 +04:42:01 +04:43:54 +04:46:39 +04:49:52 +05:07:33
16 050 – LAIA SANZ (ESP) HONDA +04:55:01 +04:56:13 +04:57:38 +04:59:28 +05:00:49 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +05:09:20
17 028 – HENK KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM +04:57:50 +05:02:49 +05:07:42 +05:11:25 +05:16:18 +05:20:23 +05:23:30 +05:26:51 +05:29:48 +05:34:28 +05:38:52 +05:42:52
18 076 – NICOLAS ALBERTO CARDONA VAGNONI (VEN) YAMAHA +05:00:51 +05:07:05 +05:11:57 +05:16:42 +05:22:12 +05:25:56 +05:28:36 +05:32:10 +05:34:28 +05:39:08 +05:44:09 +05:50:30
19 039 – DAVID PABISKA (CZE) KTM +05:24:52 +05:31:07 +05:36:07 +05:40:57 +05:46:22 +05:50:11 +05:52:46 +05:56:08 +05:58:39 +06:03:03 +06:06:31 +06:14:19
20 052 – CLAUDIO RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA +06:08:13 +06:14:50 +06:20:35 +06:25:01 +06:29:51 +06:33:25 +06:35:45 +06:37:16 +06:39:30 +06:42:06 +06:45:14 +06:48:13
21 074 – HENRICUS VOGELS (NLD) KTM +06:35:29 +06:39:47 +06:43:47 +06:46:49 +06:50:54 +06:53:51 +06:56:57 +06:59:48 +07:02:07 +07:06:15 +07:12:06 +07:19:16
22 031 – PAOLO CECI (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN +06:43:38 +06:48:38 +06:53:05 +06:56:41 +06:59:53 +07:03:40 +07:06:56 +07:09:15 +07:12:03 +07:15:29 +07:18:55 +07:21:31
23 067 – ROBERT VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA +06:33:47 +06:39:31 +06:44:37 +06:49:17 +06:55:20 +06:59:22 +07:02:47 +07:06:26 +07:09:49 +07:14:54 +07:18:56 +07:25:56
24 044 – PEDRO OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN +06:42:10 +06:47:41 +06:53:44 +06:59:58 +07:06:25 +07:09:56 +07:13:53 +07:17:11 +07:20:57 +07:26:13 +07:32:00 +07:45:13
25 023 – JUAN PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO +07:37:36 +07:38:55 +07:39:36 +07:40:35 +07:41:49 +07:42:20 +07:43:11 +07:44:29 +07:45:00 +07:46:37 +07:46:02 +07:45:37
26 027 – MARC GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS +06:59:37 +07:03:07 +07:06:34 +07:10:25 +07:14:08 +07:17:34 +07:20:15 +07:22:45 +07:25:14 +07:28:46 +07:34:02 +07:50:33
27 053 – PEDRO BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA +07:01:32 +07:09:14 +07:15:50 +07:21:50 +07:28:36 +07:35:05 +07:39:12 +07:44:21 +07:48:59 +07:55:18 +08:03:16 +08:11:29
28 041 – FELIPE PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA +07:41:41 +07:47:14 +07:51:45 +07:56:46 +08:01:06 +08:05:00 +08:07:44 +08:10:22 +08:12:32 +08:15:58 +08:19:26 +08:22:13
29 034 – MIRAN STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM +07:40:23 +07:46:39 +07:52:05 +07:58:29 +08:03:51 +08:08:35 +08:12:31 +08:15:19 +08:18:46 +08:23:34 +08:28:27 +08:33:15
30 059 – BRETT CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM +07:47:20 +07:52:29 +07:57:58 +08:02:34 +08:06:30 +08:11:53 +08:15:02 +08:17:11 +08:21:19 +08:25:15 +08:29:53 +08:35:37
31 014 – JAVIER PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA +08:38:33 +08:41:16 +08:43:40 +08:45:42 +08:47:04 +08:47:26 +08:48:34 +08:49:50 +08:51:27 +08:53:45 +08:54:27 +08:56:41
32 036 – MARIO PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI +08:12:53 +08:15:36 +08:19:04 +08:21:15 +08:25:22 +08:27:34 +08:30:00 +08:33:06 +08:35:23 +08:38:34 +08:42:45 +09:01:39
33 103 – XAVIER DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA +08:08:52 +08:14:47 +08:20:58 +08:25:58 +08:32:06 +08:37:39 +08:41:31 +08:46:12 +08:50:00 +08:56:00 +09:02:34 +09:18:46
34 046 – PABLO RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +09:49:55
35 086 – CRISTIAN NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM +08:52:27 +09:00:49 +09:09:30 +09:15:43 +09:22:27 +09:28:35 +09:33:12 +09:36:32 +09:40:17 +09:45:00 +09:58:44 +10:07:08
36 069 – HUGO PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +10:21:56
37 073 – DIEGO DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI +09:32:02 +09:40:34 +09:49:39 +09:57:01 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +10:50:19
38 075 – TROY O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM +10:07:09 +10:12:54 +10:18:53 +10:23:23 +10:31:00 +10:37:05 +10:42:23 +10:45:59 +10:49:35 +10:55:31 +11:05:03 +11:18:07
39 083 – PATRICIO CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI +10:44:12 +10:50:18 +10:55:50 +11:00:54 +11:05:31 +11:08:52 +11:11:19 +11:15:07 +11:18:08 +11:21:55 +11:25:27 +11:33:09
40 045 – DANIEL OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +11:37:12
41 165 – ALLAN ROBERTS (AUS) KTM +10:36:52 +10:43:07 +10:49:15 +10:54:41 +11:13:39 +11:21:07 +11:26:26 +11:31:03 +11:35:28 +11:42:14 +11:52:27 +12:04:01
42 117 – MART MEERU (EST) HONDA +10:52:08 +11:02:28 +11:10:26 +11:18:07 +11:25:40 +11:32:16 +11:37:11 +11:41:59 +11:47:56 +11:54:31 +12:00:53 +12:09:48
43 106 – SERGE GOUNON (FRA) KTM +09:51:58 +10:00:18 +10:08:33 +10:15:52 +10:24:52 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +11:27:11 +11:49:00 +12:01:26 +12:22:15
44 057 – BRUNO DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA +11:31:10 +11:38:17 +11:43:20 +11:47:28 +11:52:21 +11:57:57 +12:02:19 +12:04:44 +12:08:04 +12:11:48 +12:16:22 +12:32:25
45 051 – FRANCISCO ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM +11:26:52 +11:34:27 +11:43:19 +11:49:43 +11:55:41 +12:02:44 +12:07:17 +12:10:57 +12:15:36 +12:21:24 +12:27:26 +12:37:53
46 065 – EDUARDO HEINRICH (PER) HONDA +11:49:47 +12:00:29 +12:08:19 +12:16:58 +12:25:36 +12:32:22 +12:37:03 +12:41:23 +12:45:38 +12:51:13 +12:55:21 +12:57:04
47 079 – ALBERTO SANTIAGO ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA +09:44:06 +09:54:37 +10:01:47 +10:07:44 +10:44:18 +11:09:56 +11:20:32 +11:29:15 +11:40:01 +11:56:02 +12:14:01 +13:05:19
48 064 – LAURENT LAZARD (URY) KTM +11:26:06 +11:36:02 +11:45:54 +11:54:55 +12:04:24 +12:13:38 +12:20:11 +12:25:51 +12:37:03 +12:44:54 +12:54:36 +13:06:33
49 134 – SHANE DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA +12:31:48 +12:36:56 +12:41:23 +12:44:49 +12:48:50 +12:53:59 +12:58:45 +13:02:28 +13:05:22 +13:10:07 +13:16:51 +13:31:17
50 072 – GABOR SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM +12:14:23 +12:22:59 +12:30:30 +12:38:08 +12:46:29 +12:55:49 +13:02:28 +13:08:47 +13:15:30 +13:23:52 +13:34:34 +13:47:00
51 126 – JAN BASTIAAN NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM +11:48:55 +12:00:26 +12:11:48 +12:24:52 +12:34:30 +12:46:02 +12:53:59 +13:02:16 +13:11:31 +13:23:24 +13:36:50 +13:53:36
52 042 – JAIME PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA +13:38:41 +13:46:32 +13:53:39 +14:00:12 +14:06:49 +14:14:24 +14:20:17 +14:24:41 +14:29:41 +14:36:29 +14:43:29 +14:54:39
53 189 – THIERRY TRACCAN (FRA) HONDA +13:27:39 +13:38:49 +13:48:05 +13:56:43 +14:07:05 +14:15:58 +14:22:42 +14:29:33 +14:36:54 +14:47:24 +15:09:16 +15:37:32
54 131 – JANOS DESI (HUN) KTM +14:06:01 +14:17:02 +14:28:28 +14:40:06 +14:51:33 +15:01:09 +15:07:37 +15:14:41 +15:21:24 +15:29:43 +15:46:48 +16:15:05
55 100 – ERIC CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA +15:05:37 +15:16:27 +15:25:50 +15:33:41 +15:42:26 +15:50:50 +15:57:18 +16:02:39 +16:07:00 +16:14:44 +16:24:25 +16:34:51
56 101 – JUAN ESTEBAN SARMIENTO CERON (COL) YAMAHA +13:42:40 +14:03:14 +14:16:52 +14:30:49 +14:45:18 +15:00:19 +15:12:35 +15:22:25 +15:31:05 +15:43:44 +16:08:44 +16:40:21
57 085 – PEDRO PENATE MUNOZ (ESP) KTM +15:32:30 +15:43:51 +15:54:51 +16:05:14 +16:16:20 +16:28:33 +16:35:50 +16:43:35 +16:51:34 +17:03:45 +17:20:50 +17:45:45
58 063 – FRANCISCO ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO +15:10:47 +15:21:06 +15:28:54 +15:38:40 +15:46:48 +16:29:01 +17:16:53 +17:43:05 +17:48:53 +17:59:24 +18:12:19 +18:23:25
59 133 – TOOMAS TRIISA (EST) HONDA +17:54:55 +18:01:42 +18:05:07 +18:08:25 +18:12:44 +18:16:19 +18:19:35 +18:23:41 +18:26:42 +18:31:02 +18:34:38 +18:39:29
60 071 – CARLOS GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HONDA +16:44:29 +16:54:52 +17:04:32 +17:13:08 +17:31:21 +17:44:11 +17:52:04 +18:00:21 +18:07:15 +18:18:24 +18:33:56 +19:03:05
61 109 – FLAVIO DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS +17:49:56 +18:00:01 +18:10:03 +18:19:52 +18:30:32 +18:39:54 +18:45:25 +18:51:58 +18:59:21 +19:11:00 +19:20:42 +19:32:40
62 080 – MARCO REINIKE (CHL) KTM +19:07:24 +19:16:55 +19:26:14 +19:41:07 +19:49:58 +20:01:59 +20:15:33 +20:22:14 +20:32:31 +20:42:13 +20:51:42 +21:06:23
63 180 – BOLDBAATAR DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM +19:27:59 +19:37:42 +19:47:32 +19:58:11 +20:07:45 +20:16:48 +20:23:26 +20:30:35 +20:37:34 +20:47:59 +20:58:56 +21:12:39
64 125 – ENRIQUE GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL) KTM +19:28:39 +19:39:31 +19:49:03 +19:58:39 +20:08:53 +20:20:39 +20:28:13 +20:36:01 +20:42:13 +20:51:20 +21:02:03 +21:15:46
65 155 – SEBASTIAN ALBERTO URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA +19:49:49 +20:05:46 +20:18:29 +20:29:54 +20:42:52 +20:58:37 +21:10:06 +21:20:12 +21:29:19 +21:42:47 +22:06:05 +22:44:17
66 082 – OCTAVIO VALLE (MEX) KTM +21:04:28 +21:14:19 +21:22:35 +21:30:12 +21:38:05 +21:44:01 +21:49:13 +21:54:48 +21:59:00 +22:04:53 +22:13:29 +23:05:07
67 049 – VICTOR OLIVEIRA (PRT) HUSQVARNA +22:00:58 +22:09:01 +22:15:23 +22:22:46 +22:29:16 +22:37:24 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– +23:40:39
68 093 – RICHARD DE GROOT (NLD) HONDA +22:06:37 +22:18:10 +22:29:22 +22:42:22 +22:55:10 +23:04:51 +23:13:34 +23:24:49 +23:33:30 +23:46:13 +24:02:08 +24:17:07
69 087 – CARLO VELLUTINO (PER) KTM +22:36:16 +22:49:12 +23:01:08 +23:11:33 +23:22:02 +23:31:39 +23:41:52 +23:49:39 +23:55:09 +24:05:04 +24:17:45 +24:29:53
70 098 – STEPHANE HAMARD (FRA) KTM +23:05:56 +23:19:01 +23:31:40 +23:45:41 +23:59:33 +24:11:43 +24:22:19 +24:28:34 +24:35:48 +24:47:16 +25:02:07 +25:11:46
71 091 – PABLO CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA +22:29:17 +22:45:21 +22:57:51 +23:12:05 +23:29:05 +23:43:47 +23:53:23 +24:03:22 +24:10:22 +24:28:35 +25:03:48 +25:42:44
72 105 – DAVID BATALLA (ESP) GAS – GAS +24:25:43 +24:39:22 +24:51:34 +25:02:26 +25:15:55 +25:29:16 +25:37:27 +25:47:59 +25:58:00 +26:12:01 +26:32:25 +27:03:14
73 111 – SYLVAIN ESPINASSE (FRA) KTM +24:29:19 +24:46:59 +25:02:43 +25:26:27 +25:43:44 +25:59:56 +26:12:09 +26:21:58 +26:34:04 +26:47:53 +27:07:59 +27:35:51
74 058 – MIGUEL PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) GAS – GAS +26:50:10 +27:01:53 +27:12:24 +27:44:10 +28:07:00 +28:22:57 +28:32:52 +28:40:55 +28:59:15 +29:09:46 +29:21:29 +29:29:20
75 191 – ALEJANDRO HOYOS LLACH (COL) HONDA +25:45:00 +26:00:50 +26:18:18 +26:36:27 +27:37:13 +28:00:23 +28:20:23 +28:38:53 +28:48:06 +29:06:41 +30:04:48 +30:46:52
76 149 – JULIO FEDERICO QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA +29:22:24 +29:38:09 +29:54:13 +30:07:28 +30:25:09 +30:40:16 +30:49:43 +31:00:02 +31:10:49 +31:24:03 +32:08:08 +33:41:20
77 092 – MIKE JOHNSON (USA) HONDA +31:39:22 +31:50:45 +32:00:23 +32:09:08 +32:21:52 +32:33:49 +32:42:28 +32:49:50 +32:57:51 +33:08:10 +33:24:58 +33:41:27
78 173 – LUCA VIGLIO (ITA) BETA +33:52:21 +34:13:55 +34:29:38 +34:49:31 +35:07:19 +35:30:02 +35:48:25 +36:00:33 +36:15:13 +36:28:49 +37:00:44 +38:21:13
79 169 – JOSE IGNACIO CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP) YAMAHA +36:57:24 +37:10:02 +37:25:03 +37:40:20 +37:52:49 +38:05:43 +38:17:12 +38:25:15 +38:36:41 +38:47:02 +39:47:08 +40:27:33
118 – YANNICK GUYOMARC’H (FRA) YAMAHA +54:46:54 +55:07:18 +55:39:00 +56:11:09 +56:38:02 +57:25:36 –:–:– –:–:– +58:19:29 +58:53:15 +59:54:25 –:–:–
174 – TXOMIN ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA +13:15:35 +13:23:48 +13:35:47 –:–:– +14:28:32 +14:32:15 +14:38:57 +14:48:35 +14:53:41 +15:01:00 –:–:– –:–:–
022 – ALAIN DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO +01:49:29 +01:50:28 +01:50:42 +01:51:05 +01:52:05 +03:38:57 +04:26:49 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
56:20:00 090 – BRUNO BONY (FRA) KTM –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– –:–:–
#2 - Stage winner Marc Coma - www.dakar.com

#2 – Stage winner Marc Coma – www.dakar.com

#1 - Cyril Despres doing some foot-ups in the Atacama Desert - www.dakar.com

#1 – Cyril Despres doing some foot-ups in the Atacama Desert – www.dakar.com

#07 - Helder Rodriques being chased by a media helicopter - www.dakar.com

#07 – Helder Rodriques being chased by a media helicopter – www.dakar.com

#17 - Michael Metge, Despres's teammate - www.dakar.com

#17 – Michael Metge, Despres’s teammate – www.dakar.com

#50 - Laia Sanz gunning it through the desert - www.dakar.com

#50 – Laia Sanz gunning it through the desert – www.dakar.com

#3 - Joan Barreda descending the final dune into the bivouac - www.dakar.com

#3 – Joan Barreda descending the final dune into the bivouac – www.dakar.com

Stage 10 coming up…