Dakar – Dakar moto 2016 – Arrival: Price (KTM) in the legend –

Dakar moto 2016 – Finish: Price (KTM) in the legend

Dakar - Dakar moto 2016 - Arrival: Price (KTM) in the legend -

Toby Price won his first Dakar motorcycle at the age of 28 and became the first Australian rider to win the "King of rallies". The KTM official, at the head of the motorcycle category since the difficulties encountered by Gonçalves on his Honda, gave KTM its 15th consecutive success from his second participation in the…

"I am in shock…"

"I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what to think … I’m in shock, I never thought I would win this race for my second participation. For my family, for my friends and for my fans who support in Australia, it’s incredible! ", rejoiced the n ° 3, winner of this 38th edition of the Dakar after having won five stage victories ().

“Winning from my second participation is a hell of a record, but it’s also crazy to be the first Australian to win the Dakar. I was far from imagining that two years ago. To finish this event, c ‘is already a victory. To win it, it’s incredible. I approached the race with the attitude of an Australian ", explains the official KTM who endorsed without complex the status of boss left vacant following the withdrawal of Marc Coma.

"I attacked when I had to, when the time was right, and I was careful with the bike during the marathon stages which are very important. I also sailed quite well. I hope it didn’t. is just a start, that I will win others. It won’t be easy for all that, that‘s why I must appreciate this success ", confesses Price, fourth at the finish of this 13th and final stage..

Very fast, constant and at ease in the navigation parts, Price made no mistakes during the 9000 km of the rally which he won as a comfortable leader with 39’41 ahead of the Slovak Stefan Svitko (KTM) and 48’48 over the Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna), winner of this final stage between Villa Carlos Paz and Rosario (Argentina).

"This last stage was very difficult", explains Quintanilla, third overall, whose Husqvarna has the same mechanical base as the official KTMs. "There was a lot of tension before the start, a lot of nervousness. Today we played the whole race on this one stage. I started strong. And thanks to this day and to the work of the team we preserved the 3rd square".

Honda and Yamaha still pressed by the Orange armada…

Just behind Quintanilla, at just 1’41, Kevin Benavides stood out once again by taking the second place of the day in his CRF450 from the South America team. A rise in power rewarded with a 4th overall … and a consolation prize for Honda, which lost in quick succession its two leaders after the, then the pierced radiator followed by a .

Author of his first and only stage victory, Helder Rodrigues finished on the podium of this 13th day of racing, at 2’37. The Yamaha official closes the Top 5 of the general classification on his WR450F Rally, almost an hour (55’44) from Toby Price’s KTM. 

Discreet, too discreet, the Yam ‘still lacked speed against the "steamroller" KTM, when the Honda again lacked reliability: in addition to the engine failure of Barreda, we also mention the big electronic problems encountered by the French Michael Metge , 11th overall while a Top 5 was within reach.

The rookie Van Beveren first French and second Yamaha rider !

Ninth of this 13th stage, the double winner of Le Touquet Adrien Van Beveren finished brilliant 6th in the general classification. The regular and fast Frenchman finished first tricolor biker and second Yamaha rider overall: not bad for a first participation in the Dakar !

Van Beveren tops his compatriot Antoine Méo on his official KTM, 7th overall while he occupied 3rd place before c on orders from KTM. Injured in the hand, the five-time world enduro champion painfully reached the finish of the stage in 70th place. However, it remains one of the revelations of this Dakar 2016.

Ninth last year on the Honda, the Spanish rider Lai Sanz took 15th place for her first season with KTM, while Olivier Pain finished 18th at 5’18.04. Heavily penalized by the theft of his helmet by a young spectator during, the French veteran Alain Duclos (44 years) rallies the arrival in 42nd place with his official Sherco, the heavy heart of having lost access to the Top 10 following this cruel mishap…

As for Sylvain Espinasse, the heroic and unique competitor on a 125cc 2-stroke, he finished penultimate (83rd) with the satisfaction of having taken his eighth-liter Husqvarna to the finish. A challenge when we know that the Auvergnat carried his oil blend in specially adapted pockets in his jacket (read) !

Finally, MNC also sends its congratulations to the former gifted motorcycle, Stephane Peterhensel, winner in the car category. The French driver equaled his Dakar record for two-wheeled success with 4-wheelers, with six victories for each discipline. Respect, "Monsieur Dakar" !

Results and classification of stage 13 of the Dakar motorcycle (finish)

QUINTANILLA (CHL) HUSQVARNA 01:51:27 – –

  • BENAVIDES (ARG) HONDA 01:53:08 00:01:41 –
  • RODRIGUES (PRT) YAMAHA 01:54:04 00:02:37 –
  • PRICE (AUS) KTM 01:55:49 00:04:22 –
  • SVITKO (SVK) KTM 01:57:51 00:06:24 –
  • FARRES GUELL (ESP) KTM 02:02:19 00:10:52 –
  • CERVANTES MONTERO (ESP) KTM 02:03:17 00:11:50 –
  • BRABEC (USA) HONDA 02:04:10 00:12:43 –
  • VAN BEVEREN (FRA) YAMAHA 02:05:36 00:14:09 –
  • PATRAO (PRT) KTM 02:06:10 00:14:43 –
  • VOGELS (NLD) KTM 02:06:20 00:14:53 –
  • MONLEON (ESP) KTM 02:06:25 00:14:58 –
  • METGE (FRA) HONDA 02:06:36 00:15:09 –
  • GOMEZ (ARG) YAMAHA 02:06:42 00:15:15 –
  • CERUTTI (ITA) HUSQVARNA 02:06:43 00:15:16 –
  • GYENES (ROU) KTM 02:07:03 00:15:36 –
  • SALVATIERRA (BOL) KTM 02:07:33 00:16:06 –
  • SANZ (ESP) KTM 02:07:37 00:16:10 –
  • DUPLESSIS (ARG) KTM 02:07:41 00:16:14 –
  • BLYTHE (USA) KTM 02:09:15 00:17:48 –
  • CASTEU (FRA) KTM 02:09:18 00:17:51 –
  • BREAD (FRA) KTM 02:09:25 00:17:58 –
  • DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO TVS 02:09:41 00:18:14 –
  • PIATEK (POL) KTM 02:10:45 00:19:18 –
  • VAN DEN GOORBERGH (NLD) KTM 02:11:03 00:19:36 –
  • TIMER (FRA) KTM 02:12:20 00:20:53 –
  • VAYSSADE (FRA) SHERCO TVS 02:12:22 00:20:55 –
  • CARDONA VAGNONI (FRI) KTM 02:12:34 00:21:07 –
  • SOLA TARRADELLAS (ESP) YAMAHA 02:12:50 00:21:23 –
  • KOZAC (ARG) YAMAHA 02:13:09 00:21:42 –
  • DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA 02:13:22 00:21:55 –
  • GARCIA MERINO (ESP) YAMAHA 02:13:45 00:22:18 –
  • PABISKA (CZE) KTM 02:13:52 00:22:25 –
  • VAN PELT (NLD) HUQSVARNA 02:15:43 00:24:16 –
  • LEAKS (BOWL) KTM 02:15:58 00:24:31 –
  • PASCUAL (ARG) KTM 02:18:10 00:26:43 –
  • METELLI (ITA) KTM 02:18:41 00:27:14 –
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG) BETA 02:20:13 00:28:46 –
  • GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP) KTM 02:20:21 00:28:54 –
  • SMITH (USA) HUSQVARNA 02:20:24 00:28:57 –
  • VAN GERVEN (NLD) KTM 02:20:42 00:29:15 –
  • VERKADE (NLD) HONDA 02:20:56 00:29:29 –
  • LUCCHESE (ITA) YAMAHA 02:20:59 00:29:32 –
  • THIS (ITA) HONDA 02:21:24 00:29:57 –
  • VERHOEVEN (NLD) YAMAHA 02:22:33 00:31:06 00:15:00
  • BRIGHT (USA) KTM 02:24:10 00:32:43 –
  • RIOS (PER) KTM 02:24:50 00:33:23 –
  • CHIME (FRA) KTM 02:24:54 00:33:27 –
  • BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HONDA 02:25:16 00:33:49 –
  • LAZARD (URY) KTM 02:25:16 00:33:49 –
  • BERDYSZ (POL) KTM 02:25:23 00:33:56 –
  • VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 02:25:49 00:34:22 –
  • CHOLLET (FRA) YAMAHA 02:28:29 00:37:02 –
  • VAN HEERTUM (NLD) KTM 02:28:54 00:37:27 –
  • DIOCLEZIANO (ITA) KTM 02:28:56 00:37:29 –
  • WIJNHOVEN (NLD) KTM 02:29:06 00:37:39 –
  • RIEZEBOS (NLD) KTM 02:29:16 00:37:49 –
  • MARTENS (NLD) HUSQVARNA 02:29:22 00:37:55 –
  • QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA 02:31:48 00:40:21 –
  • MITSUHASHI (JPN) KTM 02:32:02 00:40:35 –
  • ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM 02:32:10 00:40:43 –
  • SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 02:32:43 00:41:16 –
  • VESELY (CZE) KTM 02:32:55 00:41:28 –
  • MEDINA (ARG) BETA 02:36:32 00:45:05 –
  • RODRIGUEZ (ARG) KTM 02:36:37 00:45:10 –
  • BONY (FRA) KTM 02:36:46 00:45:19 –
  • ROMERO FONT (ESP) KTM 02:37:00 00:45:33 –
  • MOREAU (FRA) KTM 02:37:58 00:46:31 –
  • VAN GEEL (NLD) KTM 02:38:12 00:46:45 –
  • MEO (FRA) KTM 02:39:46 00:48:19 –
  • LIEFHEBBER (NLD) KTM 02:41:06 00:49:39 –
  • BRABECK-LETMATHE (AUT) KTM 02:43:04 00:51:37 –
  • POTGIETER (ZAF) KTM 02:43:15 00:51:48 –
  • VAN HEERTUM (NLD) KTM 02:43:38 00:52:11 –
  • SMITS (NLD) HONDA 02:44:16 00:52:49 –
  • FERNANDEZ (ESP) HUSQVARNA 02:45:05 00:53:38 –
  • BILLAUD (FRA) KTM 02:46:09 00:54:42 –
  • FERNANDEZ MENDEZ (ESP) HUQSVARNA 02:46:52 00:55:25 –
  • OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) KTM 02:47:01 00:55:34 –
  • ESPINASSE (FRA) HUQSVARNA 02:49:16 00:57:49 –
  • MARTI FLIX (ESP) KTM 02:56:39 01:05:12 –
  • DUHAMEL (FRA) KTM 03:02:21 01:10:54 –
  • MARCIC (SVN) KTM 03:10:42 01:19:15 –
  • BURGA (PER) KTM 03:10:46 01:19:19 –
  • General classification of the Dakar motorcycle 2016

    PRICE (AUS) KTM 48:09:15 – –

  • SVITKO (SVK) KTM 48:48:56 00:39:41 00:01:00
  • QUINTANILLA (CHL) HUSQVARNA 48:58:03 00:48:48 –
  • BENAVIDES (ARG) HONDA 49:04:02 00:54:47 –
  • RODRIGUES (PRT) YAMAHA 49:04:59 00:55:44 00:05:00
  • VAN BEVEREN (FRA) YAMAHA 49:55:44 01:46:29 –
  • MEO (FRA) KTM 50:06:02 01:56:47 –
  • FARRES GUELL (ESP) KTM 50:10:15 02:01:00 –
  • BRABEC (USA) HONDA 50:20:42 02:11:27 –
  • MONLEON (ESP) KTM 51:37:04 03:27:49 –
  • METGE (FRA) HONDA 51:59:20 03:50:05 –
  • CERUTTI (ITA) HUSQVARNA 52:20:55 04:11:40 –
  • PATRAO (PRT) KTM 52:23:47 04:14:32 00:01:00
  • GYENES (ROU) KTM 52:28:03 04:18:48 –
  • SANZ (ESP) KTM 52:42:43 04:33:28 –
  • CERVANTES MONTERO (ESP) KTM 52:54:38 04:45:23 00:02:00
  • VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 53:00:19 04:51:04 00:07:00
  • CASTEU (FRA) KTM 53:27:19 05:18:04 –
  • VERHOEVEN (NLD) YAMAHA 53:28:43 05:19:28 00:17:00
  • PIATEK (POL) KTM 53:57:24 05:48:09 00:16:00
  • SALVATIERRA (BOL) KTM 54:00:40 05:51:25 –
  • PAIN (FRA) KTM 54:22:55 06:13:40 00:11:07
  • VOGELS (NLD) KTM 54:28:59 06:19:44 00:15:30
  • GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP) KTM 55:01:42 06:52:27 00:01:00
  • DUPLESSIS (ARG) KTM 55:54:50 07:45:35 –
  • BLYTHE (USA) KTM 56:01:06 07:51:51 00:08:00
  • VAYSSADE (FRA) SHERCO TVS 56:26:33 08:17:18 –
  • VAN PELT (NLD) HUQSVARNA 56:34:45 08:25:30 00:07:00
  • CARDONA VAGNONI (FRI) KTM 56:35:26 08:26:11 –
  • PABISKA (CZE) KTM 56:35:36 08:26:21 00:01:00
  • VAN DEN GOORBERGH (NLD) KTM 56:52:06 08:42:51 –
  • THIS (ITA) HONDA 57:38:15 09:29:00 00:03:00
  • TIMER (FRA) KTM 58:09:06 09:59:51 –
  • SOLA TARRADELLAS (ESP) YAMAHA 58:11:33 10:02:18 00:15:00
  • VAN GERVEN (NLD) KTM 58:25:07 10:15:52 00:02:00
  • RIOS (PER) KTM 58:51:00 10:41:45 –
  • SMITH (USA) HUSQVARNA 58:59:59 10:50:44 –
  • FUENTES (BOL) KTM 59:53:34 11:44:19 00:00:30
  • DA COSTA (FRA) YAMAHA 60:01:31 11:52:16 00:04:00
  • VERKADE (NLD) HONDA 60:20:19 12:11:04 –
  • KOZAC (ARG) YAMAHA 60:34:19 12:25:04 00:02:00
  • DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO TVS 60:46:22 12:37:07 05:55:30
  • METELLI (ITA) KTM 61:04:58 12:55:43 00:16:00
  • LUCCHESE (ITA) YAMAHA 61:18:02 13:08:47 00:23:00
  • PASCUAL (ARG) KTM 61:32:18 13:23:03 –
  • RODRIGUEZ (ARG) KTM 61:33:34 13:24:19 –
  • GOMEZ (ARG) YAMAHA 62:09:22 14:00:07 00:02:00
  • DIOCLEZIANO (ITA) KTM 62:59:55 14:50:40 00:00:30
  • MARTENS (NLD) HUSQVARNA 63:22:34 15:13:19 00:01:00
  • LAZARD (URY) KTM 63:29:37 15:20:22 00:04:00
  • VAN HEERTUM (NLD) KTM 63:46:28 15:37:13 00:05:00
  • RIEZEBOS (NLD) KTM 64:21:39 16:12:24 –
  • BRIGHT (USA) KTM 64:37:29 16:28:14 00:02:00
  • WIJNHOVEN (NLD) KTM 64:41:41 16:32:26 02:02:00
  • ARREDONDO (GTM) KTM 64:56:31 16:47:16 –
  • MITSUHASHI (JPN) KTM 64:57:29 16:48:14 –
  • CHOLLET (FRA) YAMAHA 66:02:40 17:53:25 00:02:00
  • SMITS (NLD) HONDA 66:45:41 18:36:26 00:40:00
  • FERNANDEZ (ESP) HUSQVARNA 66:54:30 18:45:15 00:14:00
  • CARILLON (FRA) KTM 67:13:05 19:03:50 04:57:26
  • VAN GEEL (NLD) KTM 67:27:07 19:17:52 –
  • SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 67:58:31 19:49:16 00:03:00
  • BONY (FRA) KTM 68:00:34 19:51:19 –
  • MOREAU (FRA) KTM 68:12:36 20:03:21 00:02:00
  • BERDYSZ (POL) KTM 68:49:22 20:40:07 00:05:00
  • QUIROGA (ARG) YAMAHA 69:41:10 21:31:55 00:16:00
  • ROMERO FONT (ESP) KTM 69:51:52 21:42:37 –
  • BRABECK-LETMATHE (AUT) KTM 69:53:56 21:44:41 00:05:00
  • BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HONDA 70:37:50 22:28:35 00:29:00
  • OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) KTM 70:49:30 22:40:15 –
  • VESELY (CZE) KTM 71:25:09 23:15:54 00:02:00
  • ONTIVEROS (ARG) BETA 73:22:40 25:13:25 02:45:00
  • FERNANDEZ MENDEZ (ESP) HUQSVARNA 74:12:37 26:03:22 00:02:00
  • VAN HEERTUM (NLD) KTM 74:18:27 26:09:12 00:20:00
  • LIEFHEBBER (NLD) KTM 74:29:52 26:20:37 00:09:30
  • BILLAUD (FRA) KTM 75:18:40 27:09:25 01:00:00
  • MARTI FLIX (ESP) KTM 75:53:36 27:44:21 00:00:07
  • MEDINA (ARG) BETA 76:36:37 28:27:22 00:12:00
  • MARCIC (SVN) KTM 80:33:50 32:24:35 00:09:00
  • POTGIETER (ZAF) KTM 81:12:34 33:03:19 05:40:00
  • GARCIA MERINO (ESP) YAMAHA 82:11:20 34:02:05 02:51:53
  • DUHAMEL (FRA) KTM 85:54:15 37:45:00 02:37:00
  • ESPINASSE (FRA) HUQSVARNA 91:33:47 43:24:32 04:15:00
  • BURGA (PER) KTM 94:49:00 46:39:45 04:12:00
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