Dakar – Dakar moto 2017 – stage 7: the race gets bogged down in Bolivia –

DAKAR MOTO 2017

Dakar moto 2017 – stage 7: the race gets bogged down in Bolivia

Dakar - Dakar moto 2017 - stage 7: the race gets bogged down in Bolivia -

The weather conditions did not improve in Bolivia on Sunday during the first day of rest of the Dakar 2017, with still heavy rains which made the tracks impassable. Under these conditions, the race management urgently modifies the route of stage 7, after having already shortened and then canceled the specials of the previous days..

Explanations.

"Unfortunately, the weather conditions have not evolved favorably, a new route has been decided and a new road-book produced during the rest day. This new route combines the initial routes of stages 6 and 7". organizer ASO, already forced to shorten the then to outright .

Dakar - Dakar moto 2017 - stage 7: the race gets bogged down in Bolivia -

Traced essentially "on sandy ground", this Monday’s special will only cover 161 km instead of the 527 km originally planned. This cut-off special will be preceded by a first link route of 400 km, followed by a second link of 240 km, or 640 km of link. The start of the special will be given this morning from 10:00 am and the first motorcycles expected at the Uyuni bivouac (Bolivia) at 3:30 pm.

"This Dakar, from the start, we knew it would be complicated, because it takes place in complicated geographies and climatic environments. It is not a surprise for us", assures (and reassures himself?) Etienne Lavigne, director of the Dakar, to our colleagues from the.

"In the afternoon (of Friday, Editor’s note), there are stormy phenomena which moved towards us and which were extremely violent, since it rained for several hours without stopping. It complicated all the operations welcome at the bivouac in Oruro ", he explains, recalling that the weather in high mountains is always" complicated ". 

The most difficult Dakar of the South American era ?

During their climb towards Bolovie, the bikers were thus confronted with showers of rain, transformed into hail around 3500 m. A real shock after the scorching temperatures encountered at the start, on the plateaus between Paraguay and Argentina (+ 45 ° C in places)! The torrential downpours then intensified, causing many abandonments: the number of bikers has already fallen from 144 to 111 in just five days of racing! In addition to these difficult conditions, the navigation is deliberately made more complicated by the organizers, with much more track research to be carried out.. 

The on-board GPS gives much less information, in a narrower perimeter, while new "hidden" control points are to be unlocked on the stages. This higher complexity is at the origin of a lot of gardening, including among the leaders as it happened during stage 5 during which Joan Barreda (Honda) lost more than half an hour in circles. . A stinging setback for the HRC official, already penalized by one hour for refueling .

Dakar - Dakar moto 2017 - stage 7: the race gets bogged down in Bolivia -

Finally, remember that the favorite and defending champion, Toby Price (KTM), fell violently and broke his femur, further proof of the difficulty of the rally this year: the Australian was carried away by his ardor while forcing to catch up with Barreda, when the race was only at its . 

Following his great victory in the, Sam Sunderland, Price‘s teammate at KTM, leads for the moment ahead of Pablo Quintanilla’s Husqvarna (+ 12 min) and Adrien Van Beveren’s Yamaha (+ 16 min), gradually climbed back into the Top 3 thanks to a very well managed effort during the previous stages. His compatriots Xavier de Soultrait (Yamaha) and Pierre Alexandre Renet are sixth and seventh in the provisional, 36 and 54 minutes respectively from the leader. 

Provisional classification of the Dakar motorcycle 2017

  1. SUNDERLAND (GBR) KTM 15:22:05 – –
  2. QUINTANILLA (CHL) HUSQVARNA 15:34:05 00:12:00 –
  3. VAN BEVEREN (FRA) YAMAHA 15:38:12 00:16:07 –
  4. FARRES GUELL (ESP) KTM 15:43:02 00:20:57 –
  5. WALKNER (AUT) KTM 15:51:06 00:29:01 00:05:00
  6. DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA 15:58:11 00:36:06 00:01:00
  7. RENET (FRA) HUSQVARNA 16:16:50 00:54:45 –
  8. DUPLESSIS (ARG) KTM 16:27:00 01:04:55 –
  9. GONCALVES (PRT) HONDA 16:30:26 01:08:21 00:48:20
  10. RODRIGUES (PRT) HERO SPEEDBRAIN 16:32:25 01:10:20 –
  11. BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA 16:34:44 01:12:39 01:01:00
  12. RODRIGUES (PRT) YAMAHA 16:45:43 01:23:38 –
  13. CAIMI (ARG) HONDA 16:49:15 01:27:10 01:05:00
  14. KLYMCIW (CZE) HUSQVARNA 16:58:27 01:36:22 –
  15. SALVATIERRA (BOL) KTM 16:59:26 01:37:21 –
  16. SMITH (AUS) KTM 17:04:04 01:41:59 00:25:00
  17. OLIVERAS CARRERAS (ESP) KTM 17:07:06 01:45:01 –
  18. PATRAO (PRT) KTM 17:07:19 01:45:14 –
  19. SVITKO (SVK) KTM 17:10:48 01:48:43 01:00:00
  20. METGE (FRA) HONDA 17:11:30 01:49:25 01:11:30
  21. BRABEC (USA) HONDA 17:11:32 01:49:27 01:00:00
  22. ESPANA MUNOZ (AND) KTM 17:17:13 01:55:08 –
  23. CERVANTES MONTERO (ESP) KTM 17:19:15 01:57:10 –
  24. PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO TVS 17:23:15 02:01:10 00:15:00
  25. SANZ (ESP) KTM 17:30:20 02:08:15 –
  26. GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP) KTM 17:46:47 02:24:42 00:35:00
  27. MINAUDIER (FRA) KTM 17:53:48 02:31:43 –
  28. REIS (PRT) KTM 17:57:48 02:35:43 –
  29. GYENES (ROU) KTM 18:04:31 02:42:26 01:00:00
  30. ENGEL (CZE) KTM 18:08:50 02:46:45 –
  31. IVANIUTIN (RUS) HUSQVARNA 18:10:37 02:48:32 –
  32. SOLA TERRADELLAS (ESP) YAMAHA 18:12:48 02:50:43 –
  33. KOZAC (ARG) KTM 18:19:11 02:57:06 00:05:00
  34. RUOSO (ITA) KTM 18:19:58 02:57:53 –
  35. TRIISA (EST) HUSQVARNA 18:27:42 03:05:37 –
  36. CARDONA VAGNONI (FRI) KTM 18:31:48 03:09:43 –
  37. CORNEJO FLORIMO (CHL) KTM 18:37:31 03:15:26 –
  38. ROMERO (ESP) YAMAHA 18:38:29 03:16:24 –
  39. LEAKS (BOL) KTM 18:46:09 03:24:04 –
  40. NOSIGLIA JAGER (BOL) HONDA 18:46:46 03:24:41 –
  41. CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI 18:52:57 03:30:52 –
  42. CROSBIE (BWA) KTM 19:03:43 03:41:38 –
  43. TOMICZEK (POL) KTM 19:08:46 03:46:41 00:06:00
  44. POSKITT (GBR) KTM 19:09:19 03:47:14 –
  45. AGAZZI (ITA) HONDA 19:13:16 03:51:11 –
  46. METGE (FRA) SHERCO TVS 19:14:25 03:52:20 00:20:00
  47. VERKADE (NLD) KTM 19:28:18 04:06:13 00:00:30
  48. VAN PELT (NLD) HUSQVARNA 19:35:35 04:13:30 –
  49. RODRIGUEZ (ARG) KTM 19:37:09 04:15:04 –
  50. OLIVEIRA (PRT) YAMAHA 19:39:38 04:17:33 –
  51. MOTA (PRT) YAMAHA 19:40:31 04:18:26 –
  52. MANCA (ITA) KTM 19:41:01 04:18:56 –
  53. SOUSA JR. (PRT) KTM 19:42:27 04:20:22 –
  54. PABISKA (CZE) KTM 19:49:41 04:27:36 –
  55. MEERU (EST) HUSQVARNA 20:03:45 04:41:40 –
  56. PASCUAL (ARG) KTM 20:07:49 04:45:44 00:05:00
  57. FLITER (BRA) HONDA 20:08:36 04:46:31 00:02:30
  58. HUNT (GBR) HUSQVARNA 20:18:56 04:56:51 –
  59. BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HONDA 20:25:14 05:03:09 00:42:26
  60. CANDIA (PRY) KTM 20:26:31 05:04:26 00:31:00
  61. MARTINS (BRA) YAMAHA 20:28:23 05:06:18 01:00:00
  62. NOSIGLIA JAGER (BOL) HONDA 20:29:28 05:07:23 –
  63. HART (AUS) HUSQVARNA 20:33:21 05:11:16 00:16:00
  64. LUCCHESE (ITA) YAMAHA 20:41:42 05:19:37 –
  65. ONTIVEROS (ARG) BETA 20:50:54 05:28:49 –
  66. DESI (HUN) KTM 21:02:11 05:40:06 –
  67. ECHEVESTE (ARG) KTM 21:07:27 05:45:22 00:10:00
  68. MARCIC (SVN) KTM 21:07:51 05:45:46 00:13:00
  69. PAYEN (FRA) KTM 21:23:34 06:01:29 –
  70. CHUNCHUNGUPPE SHIVASHANKAR (IND) HERO SPEEDBRAIN 21:23:57 06:01:52 01:20:00
  71. ANGUIANO REIG (ESP) KTM 21:31:47 06:09:42 –
  72. METELLI (ITA) KTM 21:49:49 06:27:44 01:00:00
  73. DIOCLEZIANO (ITA) KTM 21:52:12 06:30:07 01:00:00
  74. GULDMAN GONZALEZ (CHL) KAWASAKI 21:56:15 06:34:10 –
  75. LAZARD (URY) KTM 22:07:36 06:45:31 –
  76. GRACIDA GARZA (MEX) HUSQVARNA 22:24:19 07:02:14 –
  77. VANDERWEYEN (BEL) KTM 22:24:46 07:02:41 –
  78. CHOLLET (FRA) YAMAHA 22:29:53 07:07:48 01:00:00
  79. BUTUZA (ROU) KTM 22:43:53 07:21:48 01:04:00
  80. CAVELIUS (FRA) KTM 22:46:42 07:24:37 –
  81. STASIACZEK (POL) KTM 23:19:18 07:57:13 02:00:00
  82. NIFONTOVA (RUS) HUSQVARNA 23:19:56 07:57:51 –
  83. LHOTSKY (CZE) KTM 23:26:17 08:04:12 00:02:00
  84. VLCEK (CZE) HUSQVARNA 23:26:46 08:04:41 01:00:00
  85. CARBONERO (ARG) KAWASAKI 23:40:55 08:18:50 00:01:00
  86. MENARD (FRA) KTM 23:41:29 08:19:24 –
  87. BOS (NLD) HUSQVARNA 24:11:37 08:49:32 00:24:30
  88. WATSON (GBR) KTM 24:18:25 08:56:20 00:05:00
  89. SAGHMEISTER (SRB) KTM 24:21:31 08:59:26 00:01:00
  90. MONIN (FRA) KTM 24:23:41 09:01:36 01:00:00
  91. MORENO KRISTIANSEN (COL) KTM 24:31:43 09:09:38 02:00:00
  92. SARMIENTO CERON (COL) KTM 24:38:31 09:16:26 00:01:00
  93. ROMERO FONT (ESP) KTM 24:40:40 09:18:35 –
  94. VELLUTINO (PER) KTM 24:51:33 09:29:28 02:00:00
  95. KAZAMA (JPN) YAMAHA 24:56:10 09:34:05 03:00:00
  96. BURROUGHS (GBR) KTM 25:46:36 10:24:31 00:01:00
  97. URQUIA (ARG) YAMAHA 25:47:49 10:25:44 –
  98. GARCIA MERINO (ESP) YAMAHA 25:53:53 10:31:48 01:00:00
  99. CASELANI (BRA) HONDA 26:09:36 10:47:31 00:01:00
  100. PICCO (ITA) YAMAHA 26:11:25 10:49:20 01:01:00
  101. COMOGLIO (FRA) KTM 26:19:05 10:57:00 02:00:00
  102. EVANS (ZAF) KTM 26:20:09 10:58:04 01:00:00
  103. NOGALES COPA (BOL) KTM 27:02:46 11:40:41 –
  104. REINIKE (CHL) KTM 27:05:46 11:43:41 02:00:00
  105. MORAT (FRA) KTM 27:26:54 12:04:49 02:00:00
  106. ALRUBAIAN (KWT) KTM 27:48:20 12:26:15 04:00:00
  107. OLIVETTO (ITA) KTM 29:57:16 14:35:11 00:01:00
  108. VACHERAND (FRA) KTM 35:45:40 20:23:35 14:00:00
  109. DELIEGE (FRA) KTM 35:45:55 20:23:50 14:00:30
  110. ROQUESALANE (ENG0) KTM 37:02:44 21:40:39 15:05:00
  111. HEMBERT (FRA) YAMAHA 37:27:48 22:05:43 12: 00: 0

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