Dakar – Dakar moto 2014 – Stage 5: Coma takes action! –

Dakar moto 2014 – Stage 5: Coma takes action !

Dakar - Dakar moto 2014 - Stage 5: Coma takes action! -

MNC announced yesterday the next rise of Marc Coma: the official KTM validated our forecasts by making speak his talents of navigator to take the reins of the Dakar 2014 at the end of a hellish fifth stage !

MNC announced yesterday the: the official KTM validated our forecasts by making speak his talents of navigator to take the reins of the Dakar 2014 at the end of an infernal fifth stage !

Coma stays on course to win !

Starting from Chilecito towards Tucuman (Argentina) at 4:45 am, the riders were originally scheduled to cover two specials with a total distance of 415 km. In front of them, dunes, rios and areas alternating pebbles and soft sand. On their right, the Andes Cordillera…

First to set off, Juan Pedrero Garcia, quickly measures how long the day will be: like the previous days, the route is as physical as it is tricky and getting lost is very easy..

Add to that a temperature quickly exceeding 40 ° C, very delicate river crossings and you get a particularly severe "natural selection" … Rarely has the "King of Rallies" put the competitors to the test so much. !

"’I don’t remember having competed in such a hard Dakar for five days in a row, even during my participations in the editions organized in Africa", sighs the Frenchman Olivier Pain (below), 15th of this stage on his Yamaha at 46 minutes from the winner (7th overall).

Amateurs and experienced pilots alike, many of them will get lost or make bad tactical choices, as when a dry river bed of about ten meters appears on the route….

Marc Coma is the first to appear in front of the obstacle, after having led the start of the course on his KTM smoothly: smart and careful, the Spaniard seeks and finds a safe passage that will allow him to avoid a crossing that is too risky.

Behind, most of its rivals try a frontal approach and go wrong: some fall, others continue to waste precious time trying to get around the obstacle. This is particularly the case of Cyril Despres, who ended the day in a modest 33rd position at 1:00 am from Coma, after having run out of gasoline then broken down "short" while looking for his way..

For this, the Yamaha rider gave up precious ground to the leaders and plunged into 12th place overall: "it was a very hard stage physically, with a lot of heat and soft sand, and the navigation was very complicated", admits the title holder.

Firmly installed in the lead, Marc Coma then made the powder speak and left his rivals to extricate themselves far behind. The Spaniard finishes the first special with respectively 13 minutes ahead of the KTM Viladoms and 26 minutes over the Honda de Rodrigues.

On arrival, drama: Coma‘s motorcycle loses fuel, plunging n ° 2 and his team into a slight panic !

Luck however favors the champion, since the start of the second special is initially postponed, allowing him to repair his tank..

Sand, flames and tears

And while he is ready to set off again, the man of the day learns that the second part of the stage is finally canceled, due to the really trying conditions. Coma is therefore declared the winner and at the same time takes the lead of the Dakar ahead of Joan Barreda Bort (13th on the stage due to fuel problems), "Chaleco" Lopez (21st), Jordi Viladoms (2nd) and the Frenchman Alain Duclos (9th).

Behind, falls, wanderings and mechanical glitches decimated kilometer after kilometer the ranks of bikers: at km 143, Paulo Gonçalves is thus found in tears next to his Honda devoured by flames (photo tweeted by, cameraman for the Spanish channel TV3)…

Another very hard blow for the HRC, after a mechanical breakage…

5 km further on, Gérard Farrès’ Gas Gas ignites! After a quick inspection, his mechanic finds the origin of this fire: "camel grass", dried up by the scorching heat, gets stuck in the exhaust and ignites under the effect of the heat released by the engine.

A literally "hellish" day for many competitors (82 withdrawals after 5 stages!), Which is more tragically bereaved by the death of two Argentinian journalists aged 20 and 51 … Sent by Super Rallye, our two colleagues have were killed "when their car fell into a ravine," said an Argentinian journalist. Two photographers in the car were also admitted to Tucuman hospital. The organizer should give more details on this tragic event later.

Finally, MNC’s tip of the hat goes to the multiple Spanish trail and enduro champion, Lai Sanz, 39th of this extremely difficult fifth stage with her Honda (photo opposite).

Seasoned by the experience acquired during her three previous participations in the Dakar, the 29-year-old young woman is currently in a very flattering 22nd position overall (4 hours behind the leader), despite a one-hour penalty for non-compliance. ‘a crossing point.

Video summary of stage 5 of Dakar 2014

Top 60 of stage 5 of the Dakar motorcycle 2014

  1. COMA (ESP) KTM 03:02:08
  2. VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 03:15:02 00:12:54 –
  3. RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA 03:28:01 00:25:53 –
  4. VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM 03:34:12 00:32:04 –
  5. SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN 03:35:20 00:33:12 –
  6. PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO 03:36:11 00:34:03 –
  7. VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA 03:39:12 00:37:04 –
  8. GOUET (CHL) HONDA 03:40:01 00:37:53 –
  9. DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO 03:41:36 00:39:28 –
  10. ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN 03:42:15 00:40:07 –
  11. METGE (FRA) YAMAHA 03:44:25 00:42:17 –
  12. STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM 03:45:47 00:43:39 –
  13. BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA 03:46:28 00:44:20 –
  14. OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN 03:47:59 00:45:51 –
  15. PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 03:48:02 00:45:54 –
  16. BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA 03:48:25 00:46:17 –
  17. GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS 03:48:41 00:46:33 –
  18. KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM 03:50:12 00:48:04 –
  19. VOGELS (NLD) KTM 03:50:45 00:48:37 –
  20. PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 03:53:28 00:51:20 –
  21. LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) KTM 03:53:47 00:51:39 –
  22. PABISKA (CZE) KTM 03:55:02 00:52:54 –
  23. CARDONA VAGNONI (FRI) YAMAHA 03:57:30 00:55:22 –
  24. CASTEU (FRA) KTM 04:15:42 01:13:34 –
  25. THIS (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN 04:18:40 01:16:32 –
  26. CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM 04:24:53 01:22:45 –
  27. SVITKO (SVK) KTM 04:38:46 01:36:38 01:00:00
  28. ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA 04:39:22 01:37:14 –
  29. PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA 04:42:02 01:39:54 –
  30. MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM 04:44:02 01:41:54 –
  31. JAKES (SVK) KTM 04:45:01 01:42:53 01:00:00
  32. RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA 04:46:07 01:43:59 01:00:00
  33. DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA 04:47:02 01:44:54 01:00:00
  34. PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA 04:48:45 01:46:37 01:00:00
  35. LAZARD (URY) KTM 04:50:01 01:47:53 –
  36. HEINRICH (PER) HONDA 04:50:22 01:48:14 –
  37. RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA 04:50:58 01:48:50 –
  38. GOUNON (FRA) KTM 04:51:21 01:49:13 –
  39. SANZ (ESP) HONDA 04:51:36 01:49:28 01:00:00
  40. ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA 05:04:43 02:02:35 01:00:00
  41. PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI 05:06:29 02:04:21 01:00:00
  42. NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM 05:07:55 02:05:47 –
  43. DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI 05:08:34 02:06:26 –
  44. JOHNSON (USA) HONDA 05:09:08 02:07:00 –
  45. PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA 05:16:52 02:14:44 01:00:00
  46. SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 05:24:49 02:22:41 –
  47. ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO 05:25:32 02:23:24 01:00:00
  48. GUIRAL (ARG) HONDA 05:32:31 02:30:23 01:00:00
  49. MEERU (EST) HONDA 05:32:51 02:30:43 01:00:00
  50. DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA 05:35:26 02:33:18 01:00:00
  51. DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA 05:35:49 02:33:41 01:00:00
  52. OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS 05:40:08 02:38:00 01:00:00
  53. CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA 05:48:23 02:46:15 –
  54. DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA 05:48:58 02:46:50 01:00:00
  55. CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI 05:49:50 02:47:42 01:00:00
  56. O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM 05:54:28 02:52:20 01:00:00
  57. SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM 05:57:11 02:55:03 01:00:00
  58. NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM 05:59:04 02:56:56 01:00:00
  59. DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS 06:02:32 03:00:24 –
  60. ROBERTS (AUS) KTM 06:09:01 03:06:53 01:00:00

General classification of the Dakar motorcycle 2014 after stage 5

  1. COMA (ESP) KTM 18:45:11
  2. BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA 19:26:21 00:41:10 –
  3. LOPEZ CONTARDO (CHL) KTM 19:38:52 00:53:41 –
  4. VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 19:44:09 00:58:58 –
  5. DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO 19:47:24 01:02:13 –
  6. ISRAEL ESQUERRE (CHL) SPEEDBRAIN 20:08:41 01:23:30 –
  7. PAIN (FRA) YAMAHA 20:12:33 01:27:22 00:15:00
  8. PRZYGONSKI (POL) KTM 20:28:13 01:43:02 –
  9. CASTEU (FRA) KTM 20:37:52 01:52:41 –
  10. RODRIGUES (PRT) HONDA 20:43:29 01:58:18 –
  11. GOUET (CHL) HONDA 20:52:05 02:06:54 –
  12. DESPRES (FRA) YAMAHA 21:08:12 02:23:01 01:00:00
  13. SVITKO (SVK) KTM 21:15:24 02:30:13 01:00:00
  14. PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO 21:35:55 ​​02:50:44 00:40:00
  15. VAN NIEKERK (ZAF) KTM 21:56:08 03:10:57 –
  16. JAKES (SVK) KTM 21:57:37 03:12:26 01:00:00
  17. METGE (FRA) YAMAHA 22:01:14 03:16:03 00:01:00
  18. SALVATIERRA (BOL) SPEEDBRAIN 22:06:02 03:20:51 –
  19. KNUIMAN (NLD) KTM 22:19:04 03:33:53 –
  20. CARDONA VAGNONI (FRI) YAMAHA 22:20:17 03:35:06 00:05:00
  21. PABISKA (CZE) KTM 22:37:29 03:52:18 –
  22. SANZ (ESP) HONDA 22:48:05 04:02:54 01:00:00
  23. VAN PELT (NLD) HONDA 23:23:28 04:38:17 –
  24. RODRIGUEZ (CHL) HONDA 23:27:18 04:42:07 –
  25. OLIVEIRA (PRT) SPEEDBRAIN 23:53:44 05:08:33 –
  26. BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HUSQVARNA 23:54:57 05:09:46 00:05:00
  27. VOGELS (NLD) KTM 24:00:42 05:15:31 –
  28. THIS (ITA) SPEEDBRAIN 24:12:04 05:26:53 00:15:00
  29. STANOVNIK (SVN) KTM 24:27:51 05:42:40 –
  30. PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA 24:32:06 05:46:55 –
  31. GUASCH (ESP) GAS – GAS 24:32:28 05:47:17 00:01:00
  32. CUMMINGS (ZAF) KTM 24:45:12 06:00:01 –
  33. RODRIGUEZ (ARG) HONDA 25:01:54 06:16:43 01:00:00
  34. ARANA COBEAGA (ESP) YAMAHA 25:04:45 06:19:34 00:02:00
  35. DEMELCHORI (ARG) KAWASAKI 25:04:59 06:19:48 –
  36. DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA 25:24:29 06:39:18 01:00:00
  37. OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) GAS – GAS 25:43:04 06:57:53 01:00:00
  38. ONTIVEROS (ARG) YAMAHA 25:51:53 07:06:42 01:01:00
  39. MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM 26:01:07 07:15:56 –
  40. PATRAO (PRT) SUZUKI 26:09:06 07:23:55 02:00:00
  41. NASER COLOMBO (CHL) KTM 26:10:15 07:25:04 01:00:00
  42. MEERU (EST) HONDA 26:10:35 07:25:24 01:00:00
  43. PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA 26:10:47 07:25:36 02:00:00
  44. GOUNON (FRA) KTM 26:11:56 07:26:45 –
  45. PAYEN (FRA) YAMAHA 26:30:09 07:44:58 02:00:00
  46. LAZARD (URY) KTM 26:43:25 07:58:14 –
  47. O’CONNOR (AUS) KTM 26:46:40 08:01:29 01:00:00
  48. HEINRICH (PER) HONDA 26:46:47 08:01:36 –
  49. GUIRAL (ARG) HONDA 27:03:03 08:17:52 01:00:00
  50. NIJEN TWILHAAR (NLD) KTM 27:05:49 08:20:38 –
  51. ROBERTS (AUS) KTM 27:08:14 08:23:03 01:01:00
  52. CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI 27:18:54 08:33:43 02:20:00
  53. SALDARRIAGA (COL) KTM 27:20:36 08:35:25 01:00:00
  54. ERRAZURIZ (CHL) SHERCO 27:30:47 08:45:36 01:20:00
  55. ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM 27:32:42 08:47:31 01:00:00
  56. SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 27:43:10 08:57:59 00:01:00
  57. DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA 28:15:37 09:30:26 02:00:00
  58. SARMIENTO CERON (COL) YAMAHA 28:17:05 09:31:54 01:00:00
  59. TRACCAN (FRA) HONDA 28:23:30 09:38:19 01:00:00
  60. PROHENS (CHL) YAMAHA 28:45:58 10:00:47 –
  61. DESI (HUN) KTM 29:10:26 10:25:15 01:01:00
  62. DIENER (AUS) YAMAHA 29:39:10 10:53:59 03:00:00
  63. PENATE MUNOZ (ESP) KTM 29:41:56 10:56:45 01:00:00
  64. CROQUELOIS (FRA) YAMAHA 29:47:57 11:02:46 01:00:00
  65. GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HONDA 31:56:16 13:11:05 03:00:00
  66. DEL ZOTTO (ARG) GAS – GAS 32:37:06 13:51:55 02:00:00
  67. TRIISA (EST) HONDA 33:16:24 14:31:13 01:00:00
  68. GUZMAN BLANCO (CHL) KTM 33:20:28 14:35:17 02:00:00
  69. DAMDINKHORLOO (MNG) KTM 33:40:52 14:55:41 02:00:00
  70. REINIKE (CHL) KTM 34:21:15 15:36:04 02:00:00
  71. URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA 34:28:34 15:43:23 03:00:00
  72. CID DE LA PAZ (ARG) YAMAHA 35:11:14 16:26:03 02:00:00
  73. DE GROOT (NLD) HONDA 35:47:53 17:02:42 02:00:00
  74. VELLUTINO (PER) KTM 36:17:59 17:32:48 03:00:00
  75. HAMARD (FRA) KTM 36:36:50 17:51:39 –
  76. VALLE (MEX) KTM 36:55:46 18:10:35 04:00:00
  77. ESPINASSE (FRA) KTM 37:59:56 19:14:45 03:40:00
  78. HOYOS LLACH (COL) HONDA 38:45:04 19:59:53 02:00:00
  79. PUERTAS HERRERA (ESP) GAS – GAS 39:49:35 21:04:24 02:00:00
  80. VIGLIO (ITA) BETA 40:08:13 21:23:02 04:00:00
  81. BONY (FRA) KTM 40:10:51 21:25:40 05:00:00
  82. QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA 40:28:04 21:42:53 02:00:00
  83. JOHNSON (USA) HONDA 45:21:47 26:36:36 03:05:00
  84. CHIVITE RUIZ (ESP) YAMAHA 48:16:32 29:31:21 04:16:00

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