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2011 Dakar Rally News
After 9605 km, the Dakar 2011 is back to Buenos Aires. The last stage was the hardest for Aprilia Giofil Team.
Francisco Lopez watches how his virtual podium fades away while Alain Duclos receives a huge penalty after yesterday´s mistake. It´s just the Dakar’s law.
2011 Dakar News
A break today (Saturday) is totally necessary in a race like the Dakar. It is also the occasion to receive important visitors. The President of Chile came to greet the race and the best rider of his country.
2010 Dakar Rally
The Dakar entered the red zone in the third stage Tuesday, approaching the Bolivian border by the Andes Mountains for the Giofil Aprilia Team.
2011 Dakar Rally
407 racers and crew will take the starter’s orders for the 2011 Dakar Argentina Chile, which begins tomorrow with a starting ceremony at the foot of the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, followed by a warm-up stage to Victoria, before a first timed stage on Sunday morning.
Dakar Stage 13 Results
Click video to see the highlights from Stage 13 of the 2010 Dakar as the Norwegian Pal Ullevalseter won the motorbike stage of the race.
The victory took Ullevalseter (KTM) into second place in the overall standings, leapfrogging the Chilean Francisco Lopez who finished 5min 35sec behind the Norwegian in fourth place on his Aprilia.
"A fantastic stage for me. I started third and after 40km I was in the lead," said Ullevalseter.
Dakar Stage Twelve (12) Results
Click video to see the highlights from Stage Twelve (12) of the 2010 Dakar as Lopez wins another motorcycle stage.
In the motorbikes, Chile’s Francisco Lopez won the stage on his Aprilia, ahead of France’s David Fretigne on a Yamaha, who was 40 seconds off the pace, with Norway’s Pal Ullevalseter, on a KTM, 1min 13sec behind the winner.
"It was a wonderful stage and very hot at the end, a technical and tough special," Lopez said.
With a third special stage victory on the Dakar 2010, Francisco Lopez has stolen a march in his combat with Pal-Anders Ullevalseter for 2nd place in the general standings, which are still dominated by Cyril Despres. Two days from the finish in Buenos Aires, Carlos Sainz slightly increased his lead over Nasser Al Attiyah, but the gap is still only 5’20”. In the truck race, Vladimir Chagin chalked up another victory, bringing his score for 2010 to nine.
Dakar Stage Eleven (11) Results
Click video to see the highlights from Stage Eleven (11) of the 2010 Dakar as Verhoeven wins the motorcycling section for BMW.
Verhoeven edged out American Jonah Street by three seconds while Frenchman Cyril Despres, seventh on the stage over four minutes in arrears, remained comfortably in the overall lead with just three stages remaining.
"I’m very happy to be here at the end of the stage. I had a lot of difficulties during the first two or three days," said Verhoeven.