Dakar Rally – Stage 6: Yamaha Leads KTM into Chile

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

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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.

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

Pos. Name Country Bike Time Diff. Penalty
1 PAIN FRA YAMAHA 15:35:23
2 DESPRES FRA KTM 15:37:45 0:02:22
3 CASTEU FRA YAMAHA 15:40:11 0:04:48
4 LOPEZ CHL KTM 15:41:29 0:06:06
5 FARIA PRT KTM 15:43:58 0:08:35
6 PRZYGONSKI POL KTM 15:54:38 0:19:15 0:05:00
7 SVITKO SVK KTM 15:57:31 0:22:08
8 ISRAEL ESQUERRE CHL HONDA 16:00:01 0:24:38 0:12:00
9 RODRIGUES PRT HONDA 16:00:46 0:25:23
10 BOTTURI ITA HUSQVARNA 16:02:25 0:27:02 0:15:00
11 GOUËT CHL HONDA 16:03:07 0:27:44
12 CASELLI USA KTM 16:04:32 0:29:09
13 PIZZOLITO ARG HONDA 16:05:12 0:29:49
14 PEDRERO ESP KTM 16:09:18 0:33:55
15 JAKES SVK KTM 16:10:07 0:34:44
16 VAN NIEKERK ZAF KTM 16:10:45 0:35:22
17 FAGGOTTER AUS YAMAHA 16:13:28 0:38:05
18 VILADOMS ESP HUSQVARNA 16:18:47 0:43:24
19 CURTIS ZAF KTM 16:20:53 0:45:30
20 ULLEVALSETER NOR KTM 16:22:41 0:47:18
21 VERHOEVEN NLD YAMAHA 16:25:21 0:49:58
22 GRABHAM AUS KTM 16:43:12 1:07:49
23 KNUIMAN NLD KTM 16:49:25 1:14:02
24 RODRÍGUEZ ARG HONDA 16:54:15 1:18:52
25 METGE FRA YAMAHA 17:01:25 1:26:02
26 CZACHOR POL KTM 17:03:52 1:28:29
27 GONÇALVES PRT HUSQVARNA 17:04:37 1:29:14 0:15:00
28 DE AZEVEDO BRA KTM 17:15:23 1:40:00
29 PROHENS CHL HONDA 17:20:57 1:45:34
30 STRANGE AUS HONDA 17:23:46 1:48:23
31 RIOS PER KTM 17:24:43 1:49:20
32 WATT GBR KTM 17:27:02 1:51:39
33 SANZ ESP GAS – GAS 17:32:28 1:57:05
34 GUASCH ESP GAS – GAS 17:32:46 1:57:23
35 SOUVIGNET FRA YAMAHA 17:32:47 1:57:24
36 FORMAN GBR KTM 17:34:13 1:58:50
37 DUCLOS FRA SHERCO 17:44:43 2:09:20 0:15:00
38 LIEFHEBBER NLD KTM 17:45:48 2:10:25
39 REEVE ZMB KTM 18:04:51 2:29:28
40 SMITH CHL KTM 18:13:55 2:38:32
41 VAN GERVEN NLD KTM 18:27:21 2:51:58
42 CARDONA VAGNONI VEN YAMAHA 18:29:45 2:54:22
43 PATRAO PRT SUZUKI 18:39:08 3:03:45 0:15:00
44 SALVATIERRA BOL HONDA 18:51:22 3:15:59
45 PABISKA CZE YAMAHA 18:56:41 3:21:18
46 PROHENS CHL HONDA 19:01:09 3:25:46
47 GUINDANI FRA YAMAHA 19:05:00 3:29:37 0:15:00
48 BARREDA BORT ESP HUSQVARNA 19:14:55 3:39:32 0:15:00
49 SMITH AUS HONDA 19:15:27 3:40:04 0:15:00
50 ARREDONDO GTM KTM 19:19:43 3:44:20
51 VAN PELT NLD HONDA 19:22:35 3:47:12 0:10:00
52 WALDSCHMIDT NAM KTM 19:24:12 3:48:49
53 DESPONTIN BEL KTM 19:24:26 3:49:03
54 BERGLUND SWE HUSABERG 19:31:37 3:56:14 1:43:00
55 POSKITT GBR KTM 19:34:07 3:58:44
56 VILLARRUBIA ESP YAMAHA 19:34:16 3:58:53
57 MARTENS NLD KTM 19:43:57 4:08:34
58 CARILLON FRA KTM 19:49:06 4:13:43
59 DEMELCHORI ARG KAWASAKI 19:54:12 4:18:49
60 PAYEN FRA YAMAHA 20:02:22 4:26:59
61 GABARI MAR YAMAHA 20:03:52 4:28:29
62 BORRELL GONZALEZ ESP KTM 20:05:01 4:29:38
63 GADIOUX FRA HONDA 20:06:57 4:31:34
64 BEAULÉ CAN KTM 20:20:52 4:45:29 0:30:00
65 VAN GINKEL NLD KTM 20:21:49 4:46:26
66 REINIKE CHL KTM 20:27:09 4:51:46
67 VALERO ESP YAMAHA 20:31:05 4:55:42
68 BOURGIN FRA KTM 20:33:04 4:57:41
69 SAGHMEISTER SRB KTM 20:33:31 4:58:08
70 CABRERA CHL KAWASAKI 20:38:20 5:02:57 0:10:00
71 PAVEY AUS HUSQVARNA 20:42:48 5:07:25
72 DABROWSKI POL KTM 20:45:00 5:09:37
73 ILLANES CHL YAMAHA 20:46:33 5:11:10 0:02:00
74 CAVELIUS FRA YAMAHA 20:52:32 5:17:09
75 WEST GBR SHERCO 20:55:11 5:19:48
76 CROQUELOIS FRA YAMAHA 20:57:17 5:21:54 0:03:00
77 CAMPBELL USA HONDA 20:58:41 5:23:18
78 CUMMINGS ZAF HONDA 21:00:37 5:25:14
79 VERHOESTRAETE BEL SHERCO 21:01:33 5:26:10
80 AGUILAR SLV KTM 21:04:54 5:29:31
81 BOLLERO ARG KTM 21:05:24 5:30:01
82 PICCO ITA YAMAHA 21:06:13 5:30:50
83 PASCUAL ARG JINCHENG 21:07:28 5:32:05
84 ERASO ANGLADE VEN YAMAHA 21:22:42 5:47:19
85 ORTIZ ARG YAMAHA 21:27:57 5:52:34
86 ZANOTTI ITA TM 21:32:07 5:56:44
87 BUSQUETS ESP HUSQVARNA 21:37:37 6:02:14
88 SERRA RIPOLL ESP YAMAHA 21:38:56 6:03:33
89 HIRIGOYEN FRA KTM 21:43:52 6:08:29
90 LUCCHESE ITA TM 21:45:35 6:10:12
91 MENARD FRA YAMAHA 21:48:06 6:12:43
92 VAN GEEL NLD KTM 21:48:28 6:13:05 0:02:00
93 ZUMARAN CHL YAMAHA 21:53:30 6:18:07 0:08:00
94 SNIJDERS NLD HONDA 21:57:27 6:22:04
95 VELLUTINO PER KTM 22:13:21 6:37:58
96 BOYER FRA HONDA 22:15:51 6:40:28
97 MOREAU FRA KTM 22:19:08 6:43:45
98 ZAHN DEU KTM 22:24:36 6:49:13
99 BOUNDS GBR KTM 22:24:59 6:49:36
100 BELÁUSTEGUI ARG YAMAHA 22:37:02 7:01:39
101 KREIDL AUT KTM 22:44:59 7:09:36
102 COTTET CHE KTM 22:53:25 7:18:02
103 BASSI ARG YAMAHA 22:59:54 7:24:31 0:20:00
104 MORENO KRISTIANSEN COL KTM 23:10:28 7:35:05
105 PYTHOUD CHE KTM 23:14:06 7:38:43
106 MUTELET FRA YAMAHA 23:15:32 7:40:09 0:20:00
107 MAURI ITA YAMAHA 23:59:57 8:24:34 0:07:00
108 PUERTAS HERRERA ESP GAS GAS 24:11:28 8:36:05
109 AMENGUAL ARG YAMAHA 24:15:59 8:40:36
110 NAPODANO ITA HONDA 24:36:25 9:01:02
111 MASSADOR FRA HONDA 24:42:39 9:07:16 0:20:00
112 RAMPOLLA ITA HONDA 24:50:16 9:14:53
113 FARRES GUELL ESP HONDA 24:55:19 9:19:56 1:15:00
114 NAMCHIN MNG YAMAHA 25:06:10 9:30:47 0:20:00
115 BARRON PER KTM 25:16:57 9:41:34
116 ALAN ARG YAMAHA 25:47:14 10:11:51
117 MARTÍNEZ ESP KAWASAKI 25:49:45 10:14:22
118 DE GROOT NLD YAMAHA 25:50:17 10:14:54
119 HUIGEVOORT NLD KTM 26:06:17 10:30:54
120 VAN HEERTUM NLD KTM 26:08:06 10:32:43
121 NIJEN TWILHAAR NLD KTM 26:49:39 11:14:16 0:40:00
122 SARMIENTO COL HONDA 27:02:12 11:26:49
123 QUERALES MALAVE VEN YAMAHA 27:26:46 11:51:23 0:05:00
124 SALDARRIAGA COL KTM 27:33:24 11:58:01
125 WEI CHN JINCHENG 27:33:33 11:58:10
126 HEILENKOTTER CHL SHERCO 27:41:33 12:06:10
127 SANTOS ARG HONDA 27:51:53 12:16:30
128 CAREVIC CHL KTM 28:12:37 12:37:14 0:42:00
129 PALANTE BEL HONDA 28:16:06 12:40:43
130 ORTIZ CHL HONDA 28:16:35 12:41:12 0:08:00
131 LAZARD URY YAMAHA 28:26:50 12:51:27 1:00:00
132 ECHEVERRI MEJIA COL YAMAHA 28:39:04 13:03:41 1:45:00
133 PETRONE ARG YAMAHA 29:43:04 14:07:41
134 SCHELLEKENS NLD KTM 29:57:51 14:22:28
135 GARDULSKI CHL YAMAHA 30:52:22 15:16:59 0:20:00
136 THIERRY FRA YAMAHA 30:52:38 15:17:15
137 CHICHIZOLA PER KTM 31:34:17 15:58:54 1:20:00
138 MUNSTERS NLD HUSQVARNA 31:46:15 16:10:52 0:20:00
139 TORO COL YAMAHA 32:32:33 16:57:10 1:01:00
140 MCKENDRICK CHL YAMAHA 32:43:29 17:08:06 0:40:00
141 BELAUSTEGUI ARG KTM 46:28:52 30:53:29 6:20:00

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

  • Damo

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

  • ngads

    @ Damo

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

  • 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.’ :)