Dakar Rally – Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile

01/10/2013 @ 3:46 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

Dakar Rally   Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile Olivier Pain Yamaha Dakar Rally 635x423

It has been four stages since we checked in with the 2013 Dakar Rally, and a bit has happened since Cyril Despres’s eight-minute gaffe in the rally race’s second stage. Reclaiming the lead the very next day, Despres seemed back on his form, and ready to blow away the competition — Stage Four would say otherwise however.

Shaking up the leader board, it was Yamaha’s Olivier Pain who finished the fourth day of racing roughly three minutes ahead of his teammate David Casteu and KTM’s Cyril Despres, respectively. The fifth and sixth stages had the competitors leave Peru, and make their first crossing into Chile (the 2013 Dakar will leave Chile for Argentina tomorrow during Stage Seven and then re-enter Chile at Stage Twelve through to the finish).

The change of locale proved advantageous for Despres, who gained timed on the Yamahas in front of him, and finally overtook Casteu on today’s Stage Six. Frenchman Olivier Pain remained in the lead through today though, with a 2:22 lead over Despres, and nearly five minutes over Casteu, who is running in danger of being caught by KTM’s Chaleco Lopez and Ruben Faria.

There are two more days of racing in Chile, before the riders will have their one and only rest day, which serves as the halfway mark for the Dakar Rally. Commence onward for full standings and some photos of the top competitors.

Dakar Rally   Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile Dakar Rally Cyril Despres 635x422

Dakar Rally   Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile David Casteu Yamaha Dakar Rally 635x423

Dakar Rally   Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile Dakar Rally Ruben Faria 02 635x422

Dakar Rally   Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile Dakar Rally Ruben Faria 635x423

Dakar Rally   Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile Dakar Rally Francisco Lopez 635x422

Dakar Rally   Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile Dakar Rally Yamaha Pit 635x423

Overall Motorcycle Standings of the 2013 Dakar Rally after Stage Six:

Pos.NameCountryBikeTimeDiff.Penalty
1PAINFRAYAMAHA15:35:23--
2DESPRESFRAKTM15:37:450:02:22-
3CASTEUFRAYAMAHA15:40:110:04:48-
4LOPEZCHLKTM15:41:290:06:06-
5FARIAPRTKTM15:43:580:08:35-
6PRZYGONSKIPOLKTM15:54:380:19:150:05:00
7SVITKOSVKKTM15:57:310:22:08-
8ISRAEL ESQUERRECHLHONDA16:00:010:24:380:12:00
9RODRIGUESPRTHONDA16:00:460:25:23-
10BOTTURIITAHUSQVARNA16:02:250:27:020:15:00
11GOUËTCHLHONDA16:03:070:27:44-
12CASELLIUSAKTM16:04:320:29:09-
13PIZZOLITOARGHONDA16:05:120:29:49-
14PEDREROESPKTM16:09:180:33:55-
15JAKESSVKKTM16:10:070:34:44-
16VAN NIEKERKZAFKTM16:10:450:35:22-
17FAGGOTTERAUSYAMAHA16:13:280:38:05-
18VILADOMSESPHUSQVARNA16:18:470:43:24-
19CURTISZAFKTM16:20:530:45:30-
20ULLEVALSETERNORKTM16:22:410:47:18-
21VERHOEVENNLDYAMAHA16:25:210:49:58-
22GRABHAMAUSKTM16:43:121:07:49-
23KNUIMANNLDKTM16:49:251:14:02-
24RODRÍGUEZARGHONDA16:54:151:18:52-
25METGEFRAYAMAHA17:01:251:26:02-
26CZACHORPOLKTM17:03:521:28:29-
27GONÇALVESPRTHUSQVARNA17:04:371:29:140:15:00
28DE AZEVEDOBRAKTM17:15:231:40:00-
29PROHENSCHLHONDA17:20:571:45:34-
30STRANGEAUSHONDA17:23:461:48:23-
31RIOSPERKTM17:24:431:49:20-
32WATTGBRKTM17:27:021:51:39-
33SANZESPGAS – GAS17:32:281:57:05-
34GUASCHESPGAS – GAS17:32:461:57:23-
35SOUVIGNETFRAYAMAHA17:32:471:57:24-
36FORMANGBRKTM17:34:131:58:50-
37DUCLOSFRASHERCO17:44:432:09:200:15:00
38LIEFHEBBERNLDKTM17:45:482:10:25-
39REEVEZMBKTM18:04:512:29:28-
40SMITHCHLKTM18:13:552:38:32-
41VAN GERVENNLDKTM18:27:212:51:58-
42CARDONA VAGNONIVENYAMAHA18:29:452:54:22-
43PATRAOPRTSUZUKI18:39:083:03:450:15:00
44SALVATIERRABOLHONDA18:51:223:15:59-
45PABISKACZEYAMAHA18:56:413:21:18-
46PROHENSCHLHONDA19:01:093:25:46-
47GUINDANIFRAYAMAHA19:05:003:29:370:15:00
48BARREDA BORTESPHUSQVARNA19:14:553:39:320:15:00
49SMITHAUSHONDA19:15:273:40:040:15:00
50ARREDONDOGTMKTM19:19:433:44:20-
51VAN PELTNLDHONDA19:22:353:47:120:10:00
52WALDSCHMIDTNAMKTM19:24:123:48:49-
53DESPONTINBELKTM19:24:263:49:03-
54BERGLUNDSWEHUSABERG19:31:373:56:141:43:00
55POSKITTGBRKTM19:34:073:58:44-
56VILLARRUBIAESPYAMAHA19:34:163:58:53-
57MARTENSNLDKTM19:43:574:08:34-
58CARILLONFRAKTM19:49:064:13:43-
59DEMELCHORIARGKAWASAKI19:54:124:18:49-
60PAYENFRAYAMAHA20:02:224:26:59-
61GABARIMARYAMAHA20:03:524:28:29-
62BORRELL GONZALEZESPKTM20:05:014:29:38-
63GADIOUXFRAHONDA20:06:574:31:34-
64BEAULÉCANKTM20:20:524:45:290:30:00
65VAN GINKELNLDKTM20:21:494:46:26-
66REINIKECHLKTM20:27:094:51:46-
67VALEROESPYAMAHA20:31:054:55:42-
68BOURGINFRAKTM20:33:044:57:41-
69SAGHMEISTERSRBKTM20:33:314:58:08-
70CABRERACHLKAWASAKI20:38:205:02:570:10:00
71PAVEYAUSHUSQVARNA20:42:485:07:25-
72DABROWSKIPOLKTM20:45:005:09:37-
73ILLANESCHLYAMAHA20:46:335:11:100:02:00
74CAVELIUSFRAYAMAHA20:52:325:17:09-
75WESTGBRSHERCO20:55:115:19:48-
76CROQUELOISFRAYAMAHA20:57:175:21:540:03:00
77CAMPBELLUSAHONDA20:58:415:23:18-
78CUMMINGSZAFHONDA21:00:375:25:14-
79VERHOESTRAETEBELSHERCO21:01:335:26:10-
80AGUILARSLVKTM21:04:545:29:31-
81BOLLEROARGKTM21:05:245:30:01-
82PICCOITAYAMAHA21:06:135:30:50-
83PASCUALARGJINCHENG21:07:285:32:05-
84ERASO ANGLADEVENYAMAHA21:22:425:47:19-
85ORTIZARGYAMAHA21:27:575:52:34-
86ZANOTTIITATM21:32:075:56:44-
87BUSQUETSESPHUSQVARNA21:37:376:02:14-
88SERRA RIPOLLESPYAMAHA21:38:566:03:33-
89HIRIGOYENFRAKTM21:43:526:08:29-
90LUCCHESEITATM21:45:356:10:12-
91MENARDFRAYAMAHA21:48:066:12:43-
92VAN GEELNLDKTM21:48:286:13:050:02:00
93ZUMARANCHLYAMAHA21:53:306:18:070:08:00
94SNIJDERSNLDHONDA21:57:276:22:04-
95VELLUTINOPERKTM22:13:216:37:58-
96BOYERFRAHONDA22:15:516:40:28-
97MOREAUFRAKTM22:19:086:43:45-
98ZAHNDEUKTM22:24:366:49:13-
99BOUNDSGBRKTM22:24:596:49:36-
100BELÁUSTEGUIARGYAMAHA22:37:027:01:39-
101KREIDLAUTKTM22:44:597:09:36-
102COTTETCHEKTM22:53:257:18:02-
103BASSIARGYAMAHA22:59:547:24:310:20:00
104MORENO KRISTIANSENCOLKTM23:10:287:35:05-
105PYTHOUDCHEKTM23:14:067:38:43-
106MUTELETFRAYAMAHA23:15:327:40:090:20:00
107MAURIITAYAMAHA23:59:578:24:340:07:00
108PUERTAS HERRERAESPGAS GAS24:11:288:36:05-
109AMENGUALARGYAMAHA24:15:598:40:36-
110NAPODANOITAHONDA24:36:259:01:02-
111MASSADORFRAHONDA24:42:399:07:160:20:00
112RAMPOLLAITAHONDA24:50:169:14:53-
113FARRES GUELLESPHONDA24:55:199:19:561:15:00
114NAMCHINMNGYAMAHA25:06:109:30:470:20:00
115BARRONPERKTM25:16:579:41:34-
116ALANARGYAMAHA25:47:1410:11:51-
117MARTÍNEZESPKAWASAKI25:49:4510:14:22-
118DE GROOTNLDYAMAHA25:50:1710:14:54-
119HUIGEVOORTNLDKTM26:06:1710:30:54-
120VAN HEERTUMNLDKTM26:08:0610:32:43-
121NIJEN TWILHAARNLDKTM26:49:3911:14:160:40:00
122SARMIENTOCOLHONDA27:02:1211:26:49-
123QUERALES MALAVEVENYAMAHA27:26:4611:51:230:05:00
124SALDARRIAGACOLKTM27:33:2411:58:01-
125WEICHNJINCHENG27:33:3311:58:10-
126HEILENKOTTERCHLSHERCO27:41:3312:06:10-
127SANTOSARGHONDA27:51:5312:16:30-
128CAREVICCHLKTM28:12:3712:37:140:42:00
129PALANTEBELHONDA28:16:0612:40:43-
130ORTIZCHLHONDA28:16:3512:41:120:08:00
131LAZARDURYYAMAHA28:26:5012:51:271:00:00
132ECHEVERRI MEJIACOLYAMAHA28:39:0413:03:411:45:00
133PETRONEARGYAMAHA29:43:0414:07:41-
134SCHELLEKENSNLDKTM29:57:5114:22:28-
135GARDULSKICHLYAMAHA30:52:2215:16:590:20:00
136THIERRYFRAYAMAHA30:52:3815:17:15-
137CHICHIZOLAPERKTM31:34:1715:58:541:20:00
138MUNSTERSNLDHUSQVARNA31:46:1516:10:520:20:00
139TOROCOLYAMAHA32:32:3316:57:101:01:00
140MCKENDRICKCHLYAMAHA32:43:2917:08:060:40:00
141BELAUSTEGUIARGKTM46:28:5230:53:296:20:00

Source: Dakar Rally; Photos: © 2013 Maragni M. / KTM Images – All Rights Reserved; & Yamaha Racing

Comment:

  1. Damo says:

    DESPRES, is a machine. I noticed after that 8 minute drop that sneaky SOB is creeping back through the standings.

  2. ngads says:

    @ Damo

    agreed… he is just saving his energy. He will make the push in the later stages to seal his victory

  3. In the highlights I saw one rider going too fast over some seriously rock strewn terrain, he got crossed up and took an anvil sized boulder dead on with his front wheel sending him flying, nasty.

    It reminded me of that familiar scenario for many riders, when you see an obstacle, and the thought runs through your mind ‘ whatever you do don’t hit that’, and then as if some irresistible force is pulling you and your bike towards it, or perhaps the power of your mind’s own suggestion, which draws you into a series of actions that leads, seemingly inevitably, to that crash. And as you’re laying there on the ground, regaining your cognitive functions and composure, you see it all in your mind again on instant replay… shit!

    I suppose it’s about being on the edge of control, and pushing it just a little too far. ‘A man’s got to know his limitations.’ :)