Dakar – Dakar moto – stage 4: Barreda persists … in error! –

Dakar moto – stage 4: Barreda persists … in error !

Dakar - Dakar moto - stage 4: Barreda persists ... in error! -

Frustrated by his penalty received for speeding during stage 3, Joan Barreda Bort worked hard during stage 4 to secure a victory from which he had been dismissed yesterday! Unfortunately, the Honda official once again confused speed and haste after leading

Frustrated by his penalty received for, Joan Barreda Bort worked extra hard during the 4th stage to secure a victory from which he had been dismissed! Unfortunately, the Honda official once again confused speed and haste after leading from start to finish and received a new penalty..

Barreda still too fast…

From the start of this 4th stage, Barreda put the handle in the corner to catch up and overtake his young teammate Kevin Benavides, designated winner of the previous stage following the .

Joan Barreda did not spare his bike despite the risks of this strategy at the start of the first marathon stage, without technical assistance at the bivouac.

This year, another difficulty awaits the riders during this specific stage: their motorcycle and their tires are stored in a closed park on arrival, with no intervention on them. The management of gums and mechanics takes on an even more important dimension !

All in all, the Spaniard took the lead in the motorcycle category from the first checkpoint, 22 seconds ahead of Paulo Gonçalves’ CRF450 and 1’13 over Benavides. The three Honda riders seem well on their way to replay the same score as the day before during the 430 km timed section of the special..

Ruben Faria will finally manage to interfere with his Husqvarna in the middle of the Honda armada, with two tiny seconds ahead of Benavides! Joan Barreda crosses the finish line ahead of Gonçalves, Faria and Benavides. Barreda is jubilant: he finally holds his victory … which will be blown away again due to another speeding detected in a deceleration zone (DZ)! Incredible double blunder of n ° 6, which will admit having entered at 170 km / h in a portion limited to … 50 km / h !

The hot Spanish has obviously not learned the lesson of the day before and this time receives a penalty of 5 minutes (after that of one minute yesterday) which makes him plunge to 4th place on the stage and to 3rd place provisional. And to verify once again that in rally-raid, a race is won first with its head and not with its speed….

In the end, Paulo Gonçalves (Honda) was offered his first stage victory on a plateau! Toby Price (KTM) remains in the game with a nice 5th place signed ahead of the consistent Antoine Méo (KTM) and the Nîmes driver Michaël Metge. Unfortunately, Joan Barreda’s water carrier will in all likelihood also get a penalty for having "zapped" a checkpoint… 

Overall, Gonçalves also recovers the lead of the provisional in front of his young teammate Kevin Benavides and Joan Barreda, 3’03 behind the leader. KTM rider Stefan Svitko jumps from first to fourth, ahead of Ruben Faria and world rally-raid champion Matthias Walkner. 

Abandonment after fall for Pierre Alexandre Renet

Alain Duclos, 22nd on the stage, fell to 10th in the provisional on his Sherco, just behind Antoine Méo. Bad news for the French Pierre Alexandre Renet: his first Dakar ends here, after a heavy fall that occurred just before the end of the timed special, following a "straight ahead" in a pin approached too quickly.

Supported by the medical service after a loss of consciousness, "Pela" suffers from a head trauma: it is the abandonment for the enduro champion, classified 38th provisionally before his fall on his Husqvarna…

Despite a stop of several minutes around kilometer 395, French driver Olivier Pain finished the day’s stage in 34th position, pointing to 27th overall. Adrien Van Beveren, double winner at Le Touquet, continues to impress by setting the 11th fastest time of the day (opposite).

The Yamaha official is 20th overall, while his teammates Helder Rodrigues (15th of the day) and Alessandro Botturi (17th) respectively occupy 14th and 16th places in the provisional classification..  

Video summary of stage 4 of the Dakar moto (bike at 2’42)

Dakar moto 2016: results and classification of stage 4 (top 50)

  1. GONCALVES (PRT) HONDA 04:07:19 – –
  2. FARIA (PRT) HUSQVARNA 04:09:54 00:02:35 –
  3. BENAVIDES (ARG) HONDA 04:09:56 00:02:37 –
  4. BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA 04:10:30 00:03:11 00:05:00
  5. PRICE (AUS) KTM 04:11:20 00:04:01 –
  6. MEO (FRA) KTM 04:11:34 00:04:15 –
  7. METGE (FRA) HONDA 04:12:39 00:05:20 –
  8. FARRES GUELL (ESP) KTM 04:12:42 00:05:23 –
  9. BRABEC (USA) HONDA 04:12:48 00:05:29 –
  10. QUINTANILLA (CHL) HUSQVARNA 04:13:11 00:05:52 –
  11. VAN BEVEREN (FRA) YAMAHA 04:13:25 00:06:06 –
  12. SVITKO (SVK) KTM 04:13:35 00:06:16 –
  13. JAKES (SVK) KTM 04:13:41 00:06:22 –
  14. WALKNER (AUT) KTM 04:13:48 00:06:29 –
  15. RODRIGUES (PRT) YAMAHA 04:14:53 00:07:34 –
  16. THIS (ITA) HONDA 04:16:32 00:09:13 –
  17. BOTTURI (ITA) YAMAHA 04:16:40 00:09:21 –
  18. DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA 04:17:07 00:09:48 –
  19. ARANA (ESP) HUSQVARNA 04:17:26 00:10:07 –
  20. PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO TVS 04:17:34 00:10:15 –
  21. VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 04:18:13 00:10:54 –
  22. DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO TVS 04:18:28 00:11:09 –
  23. CERVANTES MONTERO (ESP) KTM 04:18:54 00:11:35 –
  24. CERUTTI (ITA) HUSQVARNA 04:19:08 00:11:49 –
  25. GYENES (ROU) KTM 04:19:17 00:11:58 –
  26. VERHOEVEN (NLD) YAMAHA 04:20:06 00:12:47 –
  27. PIATEK (POL) KTM 04:20:37 00:13:18 –
  28. PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA 04:21:17 00:13:58 –
  29. VAN PELT (NLD) HUQSVARNA 04:21:20 00:14:01 –
  30. MONLEON (ESP) KTM 04:21:48 00:14:29 –
  31. PATRAO (PRT) KTM 04:22:09 00:14:50 –
  32. METGE (FRA) HONDA 04:22:10 00:14:51 –
  33. KLYMCIW (CZE) HUSQVARNA 04:22:32 00:15:13 –
  34. PAIN (FRA) KTM 04:23:58 00:16:39 –
  35. FROM AZEVEDO (BRA) HONDA 04:26:10 00:18:51 –
  36. BLYTHE (USA) KTM 04:27:03 00:19:44 –
  37. GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP) KTM 04:28:35 00:21:16 –
  38. VAYSSADE (FRA) SHERCO TVS 04:28:39 00:21:20 –
  39. SALVATIERRA (BOL) KTM 04:29:35 00:22:16 –
  40. SOLA TARRADELLAS (ESP) YAMAHA 04:29:48 00:22:29 –
  41. VOGELS (NLD) KTM 04:31:05 00:23:46 –
  42. ENGEL (CZE) KTM 04:33:47 00:26:28 –
  43. CARDONA VAGNONI (FRI) KTM 04:37:13 00:29:54 –
  44. CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI 04:37:33 00:30:14 –
  45. VERKADE (NLD) HONDA 04:37:45 00:30:26 –
  46. PABISKA (CZE) KTM 04:37:53 00:30:34 –
  47. DUPLESSIS (ARG) KTM 04:41:53 00:34:34 –
  48. RODRIGUEZ (ARG) KTM 04:42:58 00:35:39 –
  49. GOMEZ (ARG) YAMAHA 04:45:34 00:38:15 –
  50. BIANCHI PRATA (PRT) HONDA 04:45:45 00:38:26 –

Provisional classification of the Dakar motorcycle (top 50) 

  1. GONCALVES (PRT) HONDA 10:35:17 – –
  2. BENAVIDES (ARG) HONDA 10:37:34 00:02:17 –
  3. BARREDA BORT (ESP) HONDA 10:38:20 00:03:03 00:06:00
  4. SVITKO (SVK) KTM 10:40:39 00:05:22 00:01:00
  5. FARIA (PRT) HUSQVARNA 10:40:41 00:05:24 00:01:00
  6. WALKNER (AUT) KTM 10:42:25 00:07:08 –
  7. PRICE (AUS) KTM 10:43:13 00:07:56 –
  8. QUINTANILLA (CHL) HUSQVARNA 10:43:39 00:08:22 00:01:00
  9. MEO (FRA) KTM 10:46:12 00:10:55 –
  10. DUCLOS (FRA) SHERCO TVS 10:46:28 00:11:11 –
  11. FARRES GUELL (ESP) KTM 10:47:11 00:11:54 00:00:30
  12. JAKES (SVK) KTM 10:48:50 00:13:33 00:02:00
  13. METGE (FRA) HONDA 10:50:08 00:14:51 00:02:00
  14. RODRIGUES (PRT) YAMAHA 10:50:08 00:14:51 –
  15. PEDRERO GARCIA (ESP) SHERCO TVS 10:50:57 00:15:40 00:02:00
  16. BOTTURI (ITA) YAMAHA 10:53:47 00:18:30 00:03:00
  17. BRABEC (USA) HONDA 10:54:05 00:18:48 00:02:30
  18. ARANA (ESP) HUSQVARNA 10:54:41 00:19:24 00:01:00
  19. CERVANTES MONTERO (ESP) KTM 10:55:17 00:20:00 00:01:00
  20. VAN BEVEREN (FRA) YAMAHA 10:55:53 00:20:36 00:02:00
  21. GYENES (ROU) KTM 10:57:45 00:22:28 –
  22. THIS (ITA) HONDA 11:00:39 00:25:22 00:03:00
  23. VILADOMS (ESP) KTM 11:02:03 00:26:46 00:01:00
  24. KLYMCIW (CZE) HUSQVARNA 11:04:22 00:29:05 00:01:00
  25. CERUTTI (ITA) HUSQVARNA 11:05:32 00:30:15 –
  26. METGE (FRA) HONDA 11:06:27 00:31:10 00:01:30
  27. BREAD (FRA) KTM 11:09:40 00:34:23 00:06:00
  28. PIZZOLITO (ARG) HONDA 11:10:40 00:35:23 00:06:00
  29. PATRAO (PRT) KTM 11:11:38 00:36:21 00:01:00
  30. VERHOEVEN (NLD) YAMAHA 11:11:39 00:36:22 00:01:00
  31. VAYSSADE (FRA) SHERCO TVS 11:13:07 00:37:50 00:01:00
  32. PIATEK (POL) KTM 11:14:10 00:38:53 –
  33. MONLEON (ESP) KTM 11:15:11 00:39:54 –
  34. VAN PELT (NLD) HUQSVARNA 11:18:07 00:42:50 00:02:00
  35. DE SOULTRAIT (FRA) YAMAHA 11:22:34 00:47:17 00:02:00
  36. GIMENO GARCÍA (ESP) KTM 11:25:10 00:49:53 00:01:00
  37. SALVATIERRA (BOL) KTM 11:25:45 00:50:28 –
  38. SANZ (ESP) KTM 11:29:49 00:54:32 00:01:00
  39. CABRERA (CHL) KAWASAKI 11:30:02 00:54:45 –
  40. DUPLESSIS (ARG) KTM 11:30:40 00:55:23 –
  41. VOGELS (NLD) KTM 11:34:02 00:58:45 00:14:30
  42. SOLA TARRADELLAS (ESP) YAMAHA 11:35:42 01:00:25 –
  43. CASTEU (FRA) KTM 11:36:28 01:01:11 00:01:00
  44. BLYTHE (USA) KTM 11:36:39 01:01:22 00:08:00
  45. PABISKA (CZE) KTM 11:37:49 01:02:32 00:01:00
  46. CARDONA VAGNONI (FRI) KTM 11:39:32 01:04:15 –
  47. ENGEL (CZE) KTM 11:41:30 01:06:13 00:05:00
  48. RODRIGUEZ (ARG) KTM 11:48:06 01:12:49 –
  49. VERKADE (NLD) HONDA 11:48:49 01:13:32 –
  50. VAN DEN GOORBERGH (NLD) KTM 12:05:25 01:30:08 –

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